Like / Dislike button ????

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by mad567, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. mad567

    mad567 D. Gregar

    Aug 30, 2007
    London, UK
    I noticed that some tempers put an image sometimes that shows tha they like somethink that someone else said......

    So i'm wondering is it possible to put like and dislike buttons on the forums ????? [​IMG]
  2. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008

    I won't work.

    By the way, there already is a like/dislike button on the homepage.
  3. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    This has been said loads of times in the past and everytime the majority of the site don't want it as it's to easy to abuse.
  4. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    I wish you could vote like/dislike on every single post

    it is my ultimate fantasy
  5. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom

    Besides the portal, I don't think another function like this will be added anytime soon. Especially as people would abuse it or spam requests asking to have thumbs up.

    Another thread was created a while ago asking the same question (not the only one, at that):
  6. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008's forums used to have a like/dislike thing for every post, but it was quickly abused and irritating, so they removed it.

    Gbatemp doesn't need this nonsense.
  7. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Sep 23, 2006
    Sitting by computer
    I always find adding '+1' and '-1' in a post does just as good
  8. w!!

    w!! GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    United States
    I would love to see a separate system for keeping track of "good jobs" and Kudos that doesn't lengthen the thread of a topic...

    It's always been a complaint of mine about forums (all forums, not just gbatemp) that when you are trying to read a thread on a specific topic for new info or updates, you have to go through 20+ pages of one liner comments saying good job, i like, or some other generic statement not related specifically to the topic. Especially when a bit of good info is buried in one post in the middle of a million of these posts. I'm not saying don't support the good work, instead I think you should just send the person a PM or have some other way to show support without lengthening the thread. Then those generic posts could be removed and it'd be easier for people to search and find the info they were looking for.

    Abuse aside, I think adding a "good job" or Like button *and* not a "dislike" one would work well if it was clear that there was no rating/counting/sorting publicly available on the threads based on the number of "likes" you get. Then the poster could see how many likes they got privately and have a good sense of community support, but not need to spam about trying to get that number high for everyone else to see. Also, it'd give people a quick and easy way to say good job without muddling the actual info in the thread.
  9. dryo

    dryo GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 11, 2005
    they should add, SO DO NOT WANT.