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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Zara

Hall of Fame
This is exactly what I call misinformation. The guy/girl was obnoxious to the core and his/her trolling was so bad it deserved nothing else, nothing to with being a Djokovic fan. Stop being a whiny little girl. I've taken so much S from Nadal fans back in the days when Nadal was all over Federer in the h2h (2013-2014ish) and it never moved me. There was a period where the Federer-Nadal h2h was brought up a dozen times DAILY.

This is a sports forum, you'd have to be 3 years old to be affected by what others have to so you to you or about you.
This is the reason why we live in a sausage factory. You drove all the girls away.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
They could also just bring it back and suspend "like" privileges for certain posters when they are "liking" the wrong things? I'm not sure why it was removed in the first place. I never really noticed it being an issue with bullying or anything. Maybe on posts about suresh, but I always figured he didn't care.
That's inequality. Want to build a TTW aristocracy?
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
The like button was good, it highlighted posts that had the best and most relevant commentary on matches or threads, sometimes it was jokes too but it's okay to have a laugh sometimes. Occasionally people will fish for likes but this forum isn't full of 10 year olds, almost all of us can spot the difference between a good tennis related pun or joke and someone trying hard for fake internet points. The latter of which will rightfully get ignored.

I think overall what i miss the most is when your post got liked, it gave you a reason to come back to that thread specifically and see what others have said following your own post. That is much harder to do now outside of quotes and it often means i miss a lot of discussion because i can't easily re-find the bit of a thread i had got up to. I find myself coming back to this forum less and less now simply because of the removal of the like button.

We need to like button back, this forum has lost some of its charm with its removal.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
This term is from the pre-gender fluidity era when girls were more stereotypically whiny--with the socio-cultural revolution beginning in the '60's they are more winey then whiney.
Seeing this thread it’s evident men are just as whiny as women. Being desperate to get the like function back ;)

Anyhow, the mods know what they are doing. They must have known that many posters will go mad to lose the ability to like. It’s probably well thought of and made a decision pro and cons. They removed likes function as out of moderation issues, and we just have to respect that. Its their job. If removing likes gives them an easier job, why not?
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
People seriously discussing how the number of likes tells something about their posting, and even the fact that they notice is one of the proofs that the like feature does much more damage than brings potential positives.

:cool:
By joining the antilke camp, you are showing you are taking likes too seriously.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Seeing this thread it’s evident men are just as whiny as women. Being desperate to get the like function back ;)

Anyhow, the mods know what they are doing. They must have known that many posters will go mad to lose the ability to like. It’s probably well thought of and made a decision pro and cons. They removed likes function as out of moderation issues, and we just have to respect that. Its their job. If removing likes gives them an easier job, why not?
Well y'know, people might go to other forums and stop using the shop here because the forum has become so dull. Loss of visitors and regular posters which could lead to a loss of revenue. I can't speak for others but my activity here has dropped significantly since its removal and also because of the chronic thread deleting that has been happening in the past few months. I do like this forum and i want to remain here but if i'm pushed away then i'm pushed away.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
Well y'know, people might go to other forums and stop using the shop here because the forum has become so dull. Loss of visitors and regular posters which could lead to a loss of revenue. I can't speak for others but my activity here has dropped significantly since its removal and also because of the chronic thread deleting that has been happening in the past few months. I do like this forum and i want to remain here but if i'm pushed away then i'm pushed away.
Im sure very few would leave the forum because of removal of likes. If the activity goes a little down, it’s not a big crisis either.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
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.
The solution is to better filter report requests, not to ban likes, duh.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
This is just complete BS. Many people with a high like ratio have that because they are fair, funny, not an a-hole and generally respectful. Fed is by far the most popular player and many Fed fans here have a modest amount of likes. There's utterly no correlation between "licking players asses" and having many likes. One way to blow away this "theory" (heavy quotations) is that Murray is reviled around here, yet one of his greatest fans, Mainad, is liked by everyone. Djokovic isn't especially popular, yet his fan, Hitman, is beloved.

Most of the people against bringing back the like button have a lousy ratio of likes to posting. Instead of upping their game and contributing something worthwhile, they invent "theories" about those who have many likes.
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TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
Wonder why pressing a 'like' button needs moderation? Technical issues of some kind?
I have no idea. But obviously it’s been a problem moderating it. I don’t want to assume or speculate on it. Just respect their decision as it’s a reason for the removal. They must have known posters would react on it and still made the decision.
It’s not something like a big crisis. It is what it is. It’s their job and responsibility, that’s it. They can put down the whole forum as well if they want to, it’s quite a lot of work moderating a bunch of crazy fans.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I have no idea. But obviously it’s been a problem moderating it. I don’t want to assume or speculate on it. Just respect their decision as it’s a reason for the removal. They must have known posters would react on it and still made the decision.
It’s not something like a big crisis. It is what it is. It’s their job and responsibility, that’s it. They can put down the whole forum as well if they want to, it’s quite a lot of work moderating a bunch of crazy fans.
I understand all that, I'm just wondering why a mere 'like' button needs to be moderated.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
I expressed myself incorrectly. Just said no because I don't believe it was about moderation issues.
What do you think is the reason?
Anonymous forums being like echo chambers and extreme opinions getting likes and being supported? Happened after the right wing terror attacks? I thought maybe that was the reason. Anonymous forums got to see themselves in the mirror these days.
 

Znak

Semi-Pro
Well y'know, people might go to other forums and stop using the shop here because the forum has become so dull. Loss of visitors and regular posters which could lead to a loss of revenue. I can't speak for others but my activity here has dropped significantly since its removal and also because of the chronic thread deleting that has been happening in the past few months. I do like this forum and i want to remain here but if i'm pushed away then i'm pushed away.
agreed 100%
Seeing this thread it’s evident men are just as whiny as women. Being desperate to get the like function back ;)

Anyhow, the mods know what they are doing. They must have known that many posters will go mad to lose the ability to like. It’s probably well thought of and made a decision pro and cons. They removed likes function as out of moderation issues, and we just have to respect that. Its their job. If removing likes gives them an easier job, why not?
While the thought is wholesome, that logic is problematic. Just because it's done doesn't mean it's correct.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
What do you think is the reason?
Anonymous forums being like echo chambers and extreme opinions getting likes and being supported? Happened after the right wing terror attacks? I thought maybe that was the reason. Anonymous forums got to see themselves in the mirror these days.
I agree with @FedFosterWallace take. Too many work for the mods to manage report requests. The solution is to ignore stupid report request, those are the real illness here.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
agreed 100%

While the thought is wholesome, that logic is problematic. Just because it's done doesn't mean it's correct.
Maybe it’s correct, since it’s their forum. This is not a social democracy run forum.
You don’t agree to their decision.
 

Zara

Hall of Fame
When you like a post where the main intention was to insult a poster or a player, you know full well, you are promoting bad behviour. And you are provoking a poster or even worse, the whole fanbase. It seems benign on the apparent - fun even, but it has a huge ripple effect that's mostly negative.

Children - do you not see the challenge you have here? You need to behave. It's that simple.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
I agree with @FedFosterWallace take. Too many work for the mods to manage report requests. The solution is to ignore stupid report request, those are the real illness here.
Forums without moderation is horrible. Without reports too. The mods don’t sit 24/7 reading every thread. The report function makes it easier to remove the nasty stuff quick.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
When you like a post where the main intention was to insult a poster or a player, you know full well, you are promoting bad behviour. And you are provoking a poster or even worse, the whole fanbase. It seems benign on the apparent - fun even, but it has a huge ripple effect that's mostly negative.

Children - do you not see the challenge you have here? You need to behave. It's that simple.
Agree.
 

Raiden

Hall of Fame
Getting rid of like counts I'm all for if that's the issue, but getting rid of the action of liking is something different altogether.
Agreed.

Getting rid of like counts is better.

Even better is a limit on the numer of likes you can give to the same person. Other forums have this (restriction could be like a maximum of X amount of likes to poster Y within the next Z hours or a restriction on consecutive liking of the same poster (forcing the liking a third party before going back to circle-jerking with your favorite troll).

And to those who say liking is benign it is not. It is a daily manace on social media now. Stealing tweets for likes, stealing artwork for Insta likes, stealing in real life (kids opening packs and licking ice creams in a supermarket and putting it back) just to get likes on YouTube... etc etc. Likes nowadays are what graffiti was in the 70s and 80s.
 
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Zara

Hall of Fame
Nice. I could just open it. Never seen Indian Flamenco.
I am aiming to comfort you especially on these trying times of yours. Trust me when I say I feel your pain.

On the flip side though, once I disappear for good like the Like button, you will probably miss me.

But what matters is now.
 
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