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  1. #1 Balance for "Like" button. 
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    So, I think there needs to be a balancing factor to the "Like" button.
    Seeing that a "Hate" button would probably be inappropriate, how about a "This sucks" button?


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    how about change the "like" to "thumbs up" and add a "thumbs down" button. I know, its already used by several sites sorry!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    how about change the "like" to "thumbs up" and add a "thumbs down" button. I know, its already used by several sites sorry!
    Don't apologize, the thumb's thing is very reasonable.
    I would find it deliciously amusing if the choices were between, a thumb up, or a finger up.
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    You can rate a thread by using the "Rate This Thread" menu above the first post. Although this may not convey your personal dislike for a post, it will allow you to rate a thread using 1-5 stars. Hope this helps.
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    Yep we are aware, but it is not related to the concept in this tread. The rate the thread option gives an overall opinion of the thread, while the only options for individual posts at this point are "like" and not rate. This gives a very unbalanced view of things.

    Say a thread with a number of great posts is going, but one person makes a post that you dont like. We are not going to downgrade the relating of the entire thread due to the one post. However we are not able to show the dislike for the individual post. It is an unbalanced system at the moment.

    One of the largest continuing complaints of Facebook, where you took the "like" thing from is the lack of a "dislike" button to counterbalance.

    Also you get posters like Gerry Denke who abuse the like feature in a effort to increase the rating of his threads by "liking" every single post in it, even ones totally debunking him.
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    Archaeology, Psychology, etc.

    Social Studies, like archaeology and psychology, are entertaining.
    Archaeologically Sound, not a physical science, however amusing.
    Social Workers, and all their posts, found likeable, and enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Denke View Post
    Archaeology, Psychology, etc.

    Social Studies, like archaeology and psychology, are entertaining.
    Archaeologically Sound, not a physical science, however amusing.
    Social Workers, and all their posts, found likeable, and enjoyable.

    "Like"
    Huh? this is the same exact message you posted in the pseudo thread you started and makes no more sense here then it did there.
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