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Poll: Would you like "hidden likes" (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you "like" more post if your identity could be hidden?

  1. Yes (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. No (7 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Doesn't matter (5 votes [35.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

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#1 icemanxp300 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 9, 2018 10:46 PM

I was thinking about this the other day. I believe sometimes people don't "like" a post because they don't want people to see they liked it for whatever reason. I think if a hide your identify feature was implemented we would see a greater number of "likes" on post.

 

Just a thought. Kind of like the concealed polls, people are more likely to vote in a poll where results are hidden. People like to stay private.



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Posted Mon Apr 9, 2018 11:05 PM

I want to know why people want a "like"vote system, without a "dislike" option? 



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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:53 AM

Maybe i could get more likes if it was private?



#4 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:35 AM

I want to know why people want a "like"vote system, without a "dislike" option?

Because on average we are an all happy community. :)

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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:14 AM

I want to know why people want a "like"vote system, without a "dislike" option? 

 

I love the dislike option myself. I have been on other sites that implement a + - system and it's funny when someone has -20 LOL. The dislike option does tend to bring out negativity so that is the main reason sites avoid it. Some people have a hard time dealing w/scores when they are negative and people just neg them to be funny and edge those people on.



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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:32 AM

I was thinking about this the other day. I believe sometimes people don't "like" a post because they don't want people to see they liked it for whatever reason. I think if a hide your identify feature was implemented we would see a greater number of "likes" on post.
 
Just a thought. Kind of like the concealed polls, people are more likely to vote in a poll where results are hidden. People like to stay private.


Do likes really matter that much here?

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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:05 AM

Do likes really matter that much here?

 

Not really. I just thought it would be interesting to see how many people actually agree with what someone says but they don't want other people to know.



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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:14 AM

I doubt that a relevant number of people here is reluctant to voice their positive opinion.



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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:11 AM

I doubt that a relevant number of people here is reluctant to voice their positive opinion.

 

I disagree. When your opinion disagrees w/people in power you elect to not voice it!



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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:15 AM

Sometimes I catch myself "liking" dissenting opinions by multiple parties just because I enjoy the drama... :cool:



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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:34 AM

I doubt that a relevant number of people here is reluctant to voice their positive opinion.


I don't think the stuff posted here is controversial enough to make people afraid. We don't allow the really controversial stuff.

There just isn't much motivation to use the like system. Unlike other sites where upvotes get you karma or makes your post prominent-- not saying we should have this because it tends to create more drama and BS.

I mean I'll click like if I like a comment sometimes. But I rarely go back and check to see how many likes my comments got.

#12 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 AM

I disagree. When your opinion disagrees w/people in power you elect to not voice it!

  1. I am not silenced easily :smile:
  2. I don't see anyone in power here, who anyone should be afraid of.


#13 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:05 AM

Sometimes I catch myself "liking" dissenting opinions by multiple parties just because I enjoy the drama... :cool:

That's why I would object against a dislike button, especially an anonymous one. 

 

There are enough sick people out there who only look out for drama already. For sure this site shouldn't help them collecting dislikes. And I suppose for the same reason nobody gets told how many people have put him/her on ignore.



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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:01 AM

No dislikes   We wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings.   Anyway , you can still post a reply stating your displeasure.



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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:26 AM

I'd say it basically doesn't matter.  And yet I voted Yes, simply because I sometimes like more options.  Also there might be a rare occasion that calls for it.

 

I don't like the Dislike option for the same reasons as everybody else.  It tends to bring out the worst in people.  I think AtariAge was meant to be positive in general, and Plenty of people disagree in their comments anyway, so it wouldn't really help anything.



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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:03 PM

 

  1. I don't see anyone in power here, who anyone should be afraid of.

 

 

I disagree. This one time, at band camp, Albert stole my lunch cause I said Atari sucks :P



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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:36 PM

I disagree. This one time, at band camp, Albert stole my lunch cause I said Atari sucks :P

And this one time, at Band Camp, I shoved an Atari cart...

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:18 PM

 

  1. I am not silenced easily :smile:
  2. I don't see anyone in power here, who anyone should be afraid of.

 

 

I can fix that. :P



#19 Asaki OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:50 AM

I never "like" posts because I don't see the point. Facebook and Reddit use it as a popularity contest to control what content users are allowed to see, but on a message board, it just seems like it's a lazy way for someone to quietly voice their approval without having to actually type anything.

#20 icemanxp300 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:50 AM

but on a message board, it just seems like it's a lazy way for someone to quietly voice their approval without having to actually type anything.

 

I always viewed it as showing you agree with a post w/out cluttering up a thread. I would rather one person write something and multiple people like it instead of all those people writing the same thing multiple times over.



#21 Asaki OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:18 PM

I suppose.

Liking a post doesn't bump the thread though, does it?

#22 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:36 PM

I suppose.

Liking a post doesn't bump the thread though, does it?

 

It does not.






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