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How about being able to vote disagree, or dislike to a forum post?

Discussion in 'Suggest New Forums' started by dms1972, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. dms1972

    dms1972 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    All the respons options to forum posts only allow positive votes (like, agree, winner etc.) except "funny" which might mean a number of things. How about an option to vote disagree to posts?
     
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  2. Rachel20

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    As a relatively new member, I was just noticing that. I have to admit, I like it because it keeps things more positive.
     
  3. pdudgeon

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    posting "I disagree with your post because..." is always possible, and is actually much more informative than a "thumbs down" symbol would be.
     
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  4. public hermit

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    I disagree.
     
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  5. Sophrosyne

    Sophrosyne Let Your Light Shine.. Matt 5:16

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    If they didn't keep a tally of posts likes and such an occasional disagree wouldn't matter but in some areas I have found that the ratio of people on opinions is not equal and I'm thinking that the temptation of a lot on one side would all choose dislike and then use that later on to point out that that person has a "lot" of dislikes and try and suggest because of that their opinion matters less.
    Essentially negative ratings will probably only tempt bullying IMO.
     
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  6. dzheremi

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    Disagreeing with words is always better than disagreeing by pressing a button, whereas 'likes' are okay because there's usually not much more to say if you already agree with whatever has been said. "Yes" is just yes, but a "No" should be able to be defended.
     
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  7. dms1972

    dms1972 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That is true, a comment explaining reasons for disagreement is more informative.
     
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  8. dms1972

    dms1972 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    But could it not lead to a sort of unreality?
     
  9. Lost4words

    Lost4words Jesus I Trust In You Supporter

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    Problem being is that i would disagree and dislike all my own posts! :(
     
  10. Rachel20

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    I suppose so. But the use of negative options could as well, since they're more ripe for misuse (disliking the person rather than the post, etc...)
     
  11. George95

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    From my experience of running forums and administrating them as well, I have see both positive and negative results from them. It cuts down on spam posts by having some react with a thumbs down, but it also accounts for abuse of the post ratings, and really doesn't help discussions if you have people not replying to support why they disagree.
     
  12. George95

    George95 CF Tech Master Staff Member Purple Team - Moderator CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

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    You are unable to rate your posts, so there wouldn't be any problem even if this was added. :)
     
  13. George95

    George95 CF Tech Master Staff Member Purple Team - Moderator CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

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    The abuse of post ratings can be moderated by Staff, which can result in the removal of post rating privileges.
     
  14. Lost4words

    Lost4words Jesus I Trust In You Supporter

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    I am Lost4words!
     
  15. Lord Give Me A Sign

    Lord Give Me A Sign Newbie

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    I know other websites where if you post anything pro Trump, you get either "slapped" or "negged" depending on the site

    Even if your just saying you agree with him on one small thing they'll do that

    Its probably best we leave this site the way it is
     
  16. dms1972

    dms1972 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    OK - I can see how the there is potential for a dislike button to be misused, and that reasons for disagreement usually needs to be articulated to be informative. So I agree I guess its better to leave as is.
     
  17. Dkh587

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    YES! I vote for a dislike option/thumbs down feature.

    it’s way too politically correct to not have one - let’s be fair and add one, please.
     
  18. Dkh587

    Dkh587 David דויד Supporter

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    I do understand your point, but we could use that same argument to negate all post ratings - does it really help the discussion if someone “likes” or “agrees” or finds a post “useful”?

    In what ways does the person like it, or agree, or find it useful? Do they like the entire post? Part of it, or was the beginning, middle or end “useful”? Do you see what I mean?

    Can we at least try it for 30 days? Let’s give it a trial run.

    I prefer a thumbs down rather than a disagree button.
     
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  19. George95

    George95 CF Tech Master Staff Member Purple Team - Moderator CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

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    That argument though can go two ways, one way for positive ratings, and the other way for negative ratings. Either way they can be abused and access can be removed, but if someone is going around liking every post they see, I wouldn't call that abuse versus someone disliking every post they see.

    This is something that would have to be decided by the Senior Staff, so I can escalate this up but can not make any guarantee.
     
  20. Dkh587

    Dkh587 David דויד Supporter

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    Did you ever escalate this to the Senior Staff?
     
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