PETITION: Bring back the LIKE button!

Do you want the LIKE button to return?

  • Yes

    Votes: 252 87.5%
  • No

    Votes: 36 12.5%

  • Total voters
    288
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Edhead-Fedhead

Professional
Right. Top dog comment. Still, it's really not the gist of the thread.

I for one can't stand and don't use twitter and facebook. If I need something from twitter I'll google it. Much more prefer forum such as this one where you can discuss tennis and tennis results but also not be strictly confined to it and not confined to be only dead serious and analytical. I don't mind "liking" any of such content which appeals to me and other people liking my posts let's me know someone found it useful. I don't think other reactions that were available with last update were necessary, especially "angry" reaction. It worse to abuse that than excessively like your fanbase stuff to show support. Liking "negative" content is freedom and it's up to moderators to decide what's not appropriate. IMO, most of the content here is positive. By removing likes, result is already a ton of posts which only content is (y).

I kind of get you where you're coming from, but all this "stupid masses" drivel is a bit inappropriate red pill talk out of place.
I do think we are throwing the baby out with the bathwater here! I don't have any problem with the "angry" emoji being removed, due to its ambiguity. I certainly don't think it was intended to be used for anger directed at the poster, but rather to show sympathy for the poster's dismay about something (generally OK in a happy, shiny FB environment, however too easy to be misused in an inflammatory way here.) But, I don't see that the"like" button was a problem at all, and the "laughing" emoji was a nice addition (since many of our clever posters really do deserve to get laughs.)

I suppose it's "all or none" with the emojis, and I'm OK with none. But, please, at least bring back the basic old "like" button!!!
 

Znak

Semi-Pro
@TW Staff gotta agree with everyone, the removal was unnecessary and now creating a flood of posts of people saying 'like' or 'agree'. I don't know how this moves helps the mods, and it definitely makes for a poor user experience on our end as 'liking' is one of the key pillars in social media and forums. Bring it back please and thank you!
 

FRV2

Semi-Pro
@TW Staff gotta agree with everyone, the removal was unnecessary and now creating a flood of posts of people saying 'like' or 'agree'. I don't know how this moves helps the mods, and it definitely makes for a poor user experience on our end as 'liking' is one of the key pillars in social media and forums. Bring it back please and thank you!
like and agree
 

van_Loederen

Professional

Crisstti

Legend
I just went to like your post. Even though I'm posting in this thread. It's late. lol.

But yeah, it absolutely inhibits discussion. People will just like you or someone who is disagreeing with you rather than comment themselves.
Which rids us of pointless "agree" posts.

I say bring it back.
 

duaneeo

Hall of Fame
86% is quite decisive...perhaps one of the few times that Federer/Nadal/Djokovic fans are in agreement. If the moderators don't bring it back, they're basically saying who cares what the members think.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
86% is quite decisive...perhaps one of the few times that Federer/Nadal/Djokovic fans are in agreement. If the moderators don't bring it back, they're basically saying who cares what the members think.
Best and truest post in the thread.
 

beltsman

Legend
The like system here is NOT like Reddit. Reddit shows you content based on likes/dislikes - aka groupthink. Here, it is not like that. It is simply a fast and convenient way to give regards to a post. Even if it is used for trolling in this subforum, it is used extensively in OTHER subforums like Racquets and Strings to show appreciation. This is especially useful for phone posters, for whom it would otherwise be a cumbersome process to reply simply to say "thank you" or give a thumbs up.
 

StANDAA

Legend
another good thing about the like function was that you found the best (aka the funniest or most agreed with) posts very quickly when you did’t have time/or didn’t want to read every post in a thread.
 

kramer woodie

Professional
Could it possibly be, that the moderators decided to remove the like button to avoid dealing with those angry individuals who wanted a dislike button? Or could it be, that those individuals not getting a dislike button presented too much work for the moderators, when posts where reported they did not like?

I did not have any problem with a like button. However, I saw absolutely no use for those things called emojis, they are nothing more than cartoons
for a juvenile mentality.

Shalom
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
bring it back
before the like button, there were "way too many", posts agreeing with 1 interesting post
the like buttons clears up the threads
I cant imagine this not having been anticipated
it has got to be a glitch..
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
I think this current score is just a little more decisive than one of the widest non Federer polls I've seen. The poll on Golovkin > Canelo in their first fight. Very tight either way. Pretty sure Golovkin was 90% ish
 
A moderator closed a thread in Odds and Ends ion this subject and said it was a "moderation issue," but didn't elaborate.
It's a direct response to a flood of "Reported" posts.

I see that my thread about it here in GPPD has been waxed (no rationale offered).

And that's the gist of the problem: irresponsible posters have the luxury of anonymously reporting, and then having their bidding done.

Many of them are well-known posters, though.
 

Edhead-Fedhead

Professional
The like system here is NOT like Reddit. Reddit shows you content based on likes/dislikes - aka groupthink. Here, it is not like that. It is simply a fast and convenient way to give regards to a post. Even if it is used for trolling in this subforum, it is used extensively in OTHER subforums like Racquets and Strings to show appreciation. This is especially useful for phone posters, for whom it would otherwise be a cumbersome process to reply simply to say "thank you" or give a thumbs up.
Good post! (LIKE)
 

DSH

Hall of Fame
In this age of vanities, being "loved" by what you say, even in an anonymous forum, is a rise of ego for many, especially for those who show a mask different from what they are in everyday life.
 

Cupcake

Rookie
I miss using 'Like'

Using it makes the place more fun. Without it? Not so much - no way to react to someone's comment without posting even more meaningless posts. Too much chaff here already to read through.

No to a dislike button. Just put the poster on 'ignore'.
 
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