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Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Sir nick, Jul 29, 2010.

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  1. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    Well i was chatting about the like system and people mentioned reputation system. Well i said their should be a dislike button.

    Which IMO would make up for the reputation system. I think you guys maybe have it but disabled it; As it tends to be abused .

    /Fail title name :(
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  2. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    I have mixed feelings about a 'dislike' button. Expressing negative opinions is fine and all, but that's not really what most forums strive for. There will be a percentage of users who will be offended when their posts are disliked, which just leads to bad feelings and a negative tone towards the whole experience. Not to mention, it's usually abused (Digg or YouTube, anyone?). Then again, it's an easy way to weed out posts that simply are garbage.

    If it were implemented, an option to disable it would be nice.
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  3. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    Yes their would have to be options to disable of course.
  4. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Regardless of how the system ends up, the option to disable should be an option.
  5. Nix

    Nix Well-Known Member

    I agree the option to disable the dislike would be nice.
  6. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There will never be a dislike button.
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  7. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

  8. Freddie

    Freddie Active Member

  9. Nix

    Nix Well-Known Member

    Nice, that takes any negativity away and the need to have it switched off away hehe
  10. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Not even as an option - disabled by default on all installations?


    I personally wouldn't enable a Dislike feature in my forums, but I can definitely see a reason to include that option. Hope you're ready for people to ask for this feature day in and day out :D
  12. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The general response to this in the Facebook world is that if you dislike something, it's better to post a comment to say/explain it, rather than a "you wrote something bad" button. It's very easy to do "drive-by disliking", so the comment makes it a little harder and possibly promotes discussion.
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  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    I agree whole-heartedly, but I also think it'd be a good idea to leave it up to the discretion of the forum owner on how to use it.

    By not including the feature at all, you're deciding how your customers should run their forums.
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  14. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    This is exactly why reputation comments are needed. With comment moderation and reporting to prevent abuse. Show the comments below posts and you have a winner.
    This increased the quality of post content my forum to a extreme degree and really helped my site grow to a big board.
    The reason reputation does not work for all vbulletin sites is that vb's reputation system lacks vital functionality.
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  15. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I like the way Kier & Mike think. Perfect for our needs.

    A mod/hack might allow for the 'negative likes', but I would never use it.
  16. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    Thats what i was thinking; I am gonna add it if their is one but to certain boards. Example: Site Feedback. If i make a new update people will be able to dis-like it.
  17. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    Thanks. That would destroy every community fast.
  18. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Then the ability to turn the blasted feature off is a must then.
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  19. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Ironically I almost 'liked' your post, but was not sure how you would respond :D
  20. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    it would be great if we could add multiple 'like' functions and label as needed, such as agree/thanks/laugh/etc
    Moses, Apokalupsis and TWTCommish like this.
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