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Lack of interest [Suggestion] Like/Unlike vs. +1/-1

Ra

Active member
#1
We've just been discussing how to translate Like/Unlike to Russian.
Hm, any version sounds not good or consists of too many letters to be a button and Unlike is really impossible for a translation less than of two words.
I guess many localizations will surely stuck at this point.
Meanwhile "+1" became a common interforum phrase with a meaning of "i like your idea, but i've got nothing to add" which seems to be similar to "Like".
"-1" then could be an international "Unlike" edition.

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EQnoble

Well-known member
#2
well if labeling it +1 works for you wouldn't labeling it as 0 (zero) be the same as taking your like away. I like zero for it as -1 seems to intend taking respect from someone and this setup only allows to take what you have already given. Not to mention to a lot of english speaking people anyways, -1 seems more like discredit instead of lack of enthusiasm which is what I think the whole purpose of the system was anyway...to avoid offending someone, My opinion, we're on computers here...might as well keep it classic and make it 1 and 0 for liking and removing one. If I'm understanding you wrong...please explain.
 

dutchbb

Well-known member
#4
Did you think of the Russian translation for 'nice'? Since that would work for us in Dutch ('leuk'). It's also translated that way in the Dutch Facebook version.
 
Likes: Ra
#11
We've just been discussing how to translate Like/Unlike to Russian.
Hm, any version sounds not good or consists of too many letters to be a button and Unlike is really impossible for a translation less than of two words.
I guess many localizations will surely stuck at this point.
Meanwhile "+1" became a common interforum phrase with a meaning of "i like your idea, but i've got nothing to add" which seems to be similar to "Like".
"-1" then could be an international "Unlike" edition.

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You can either use thumbs up/down or you can do something like "Нравится/Не нравится"
 

Been Told

Well-known member
#12
We've just been discussing how to translate Like/Unlike to Russian.
Hm, any version sounds not good or consists of too many letters to be a button and Unlike is really impossible for a translation less than of two words.
I guess many localizations will surely stuck at this point.
Meanwhile "+1" became a common interforum phrase with a meaning of "i like your idea, but i've got nothing to add" which seems to be similar to "Like".
"-1" then could be an international "Unlike" edition.

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What's the problem with "Нравится" vs. "Не нравится"?
How does Facebook say that in Russian?