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Would you like a hate button?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Terxpahseyton, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. EgonSpengler

    EgonSpengler Deity

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    I do not want a "hate" or "dislike" or any other negative button. I was disappointed to see the "like" button appear, but not enough to make a stink about it.
     
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  2. BvBPL

    BvBPL Pour Decision Maker

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    Yeah, doesn’t Google understand that it is the simple and unbridled ability to provide some form of immediate and vague negative feedback to people commenting on videos that made YouTube great?
     
  3. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    If families hate nipples I don't see how they could embrace hate
     
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  4. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam Top Logic

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    Much better after they stopped showing who liked/"respectfully disagreed", though sometimes it's obvious anyway.

    Their general discussion forums are of roughly the same quality as Civ 6's, so I don't anticipate a major change if such a button were on civfanatics.
     
  5. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    I already refuse to use the "like" button because of its deleterious effect, it's not to pile up on the argumentation by popularity and clique-inducing mechanism with another one.
    I've never seen such a system being positive in-depth relative to discussion and argumentation. It brings too much, well, "meta-game".
     
  6. Terxpahseyton

    Terxpahseyton One. And many.

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    I like this comment.

    Not great. But yes, better. Which is easy, as you should know.

    Btw I am not in favor of a hate-button. I just wanted to wine about the changes to the youtube comment section (which happened quite a while ago, if you are confused about that).
     
  7. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    If a post is hated it should die in obscurity. So no.
     
  8. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Warlord

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    I agree. Paradox Plaza is a good forum, but it is troll-infested. Paradox Plaza is relatively good considering that people get death threats in other areas of the Internet, but it still has some issues.

    The "Respectfully Disagree" button is disabled on the "Off Topic" section of the website.

    I have seen people bully each other with the "Like" and "Respectfully Disagree" buttons on the Paradox Forums.
     
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  9. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    See Site Feedback for conversations about whether or not using the "Like" here constitutes PDMA and/or bullying (condensed version: the answer is "yes").
     
  10. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer United in diversity

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    I like liking posts of people saying they don't like like buttons. :D
     
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  11. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Warlord

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    Okay. Did I violate any rules?
     
  12. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Not that I'm aware of. I just thought you might find it of interest. There are now circumstances where it's infractable to "like" a post with mod text. "Liking" = "Public Discussion."
     
  13. ExtraCrispy

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    OK. I see your point. :)
     
  14. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I'm reminded of a now defunct forum where they installed a user karma system, rather than a post like or hate system. Just for fun on one guy I did so very much negative karma for the guy that it actually broke the forum.

    Good times.
     
  15. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Did you have a real problem with him?

    The forum I mentioned in a previous post where one of the admins was demoted for abusing the reputation system gave 12,000 negative rep points to a member he hated. That was reprehensible in and of itself, but even more so since on that forum access to some areas of the site depended on having a minimum number of positive rep.
     
  16. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Warlord

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    What does that accomplish?
     
  17. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    It was the owner of the forum I did it to. I helped sabotage the wikipedia page he made about the forum as well. I didn't actually do the sabotage, but helped with style. We replaced all his descriptions with quotes from Monty Python. I didn't hate the guy, so much as we were in some sort of a long term casual feud because when I moderate a place I can be ruthless. And I told one of his friends that he wasn't going to get another chance on what he did.

    I had fun annoying someone who was annoying me.
     
  18. ExtraCrispy

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    Wouldn't you have more fun if you just banned him and then went out to have beer?

    Uh, is this getting off topic?
     
  19. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    This entire thread is off-topic, because it's wildly unlikely to happen.
     
  20. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Nah. In context it was quite entertaining. I really liked how he banned me from his place, and the other guy who put up money to fund the place made him un-ban me.
     

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