'Like' button for comments
Poll Created Tue 10 Apr 2012 10:52PM
'Like' button for comments Closed Thu 12 Apr 2012 10:00AM
FEATURE: Add a 'like' button to comments on motion page.
This feature was suggested in the discussion about adding a feature to promote comments up/down (http://loom.io/motions/43). It was suggested that adding a 'like' button might be a better way to start out.
Trello card: https://trello.com/card/add-like-button-to-motion-comments/4eb8a2ef43e06d000072b5fd/142
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9 of 902 people have voted (0%)
Tue 10 Apr 2012 10:56PM
I hear rich's point - still prefer like over the other options personally
Tue 10 Apr 2012 11:57PM
let's label it "like" for now... with the intent of re-addressing verbiage/functionality later.
Richard D. Bartlett
Wed 11 Apr 2012 4:25AM
agree with the functionality, disagree with the terminology
Richard D. Bartlett Wed 11 Apr 2012 4:25AM
In the interests of agnosticism I'd prefer "+1" to "Like". I find in practice 'like' is used to mean many different things, some of them having nothing to do with liking something.
Jon Lemmon Wed 11 Apr 2012 5:45AM
Yeah, you're right. "+1" and "like" mean two separate things. Although +1 isn't really agnostic... it's favored by geeks and has it's own history and connotations. But yeah, sometimes when I click "like" I feel uncomfortable because I'm not necessarily trying to say "I like this".
Joshua Vial Wed 11 Apr 2012 6:06AM
I'm not too fussed about the terminology personally - can see arguments for and against the each of like, +1 or thumbs up approach. Personally I would go with like because of it's ubiquity in social media - it really just makes yammer and facebook super usable imo.
Aaron Thornton Wed 11 Apr 2012 9:06AM
Maybe we could possibly invent our own take on it. Something like a weave or fibre becoming stronger with the more 'threads' that support it. This could be a fundimental concept within loomio. Just an idea?
Benjamin Knight Wed 11 Apr 2012 9:38AM
Mm I agree that the terminology is problematic, but it would be fine for the terminology to be modified during/after the feature is developed right?
Rich, would you be happier if the proposal was modified to refer to the feature but not necessarily the terminology?
We need a linguist on board! There are lots around.. I'm going to ask one right now.
Jon Lemmon Wed 11 Apr 2012 9:47AM
My personal feeling is: let's go with 'like' for now, and we can change the terminology later (as Ben suggests).
Richard D. Bartlett Wed 11 Apr 2012 10:08AM
I agree, on the grounds that changing terminology is easy. Very keen to get a linguist involved, I find myself critiquing every single word in the app and it's really important but I don't have the expertise to do it right!
PauKokura Fri 29 Nov 2013 9:14AM
Oh thats an old thread! Let me re-activate the discussion...
- Somewhere else the dislike option has been considered.
- Terminology: Find a synonym for Agree / Disagree that cannot be confused with the "voting" activity. Something like "subscribe" "unsubscribe" (but without the newsletter meaning!) "Thumb up" / "Thumb down" (argh! is the voting icon...) ...
We are using the like option as a +1 sometimes, and commenting in text "+1" othertimes...) The context of the comment self-explains if the like has to be read as "agree the comment" or "like the comment".
- Hi I'm James and I'm new in this group
No sense, just like:
- Do you want to do this?
Its just we are used to "like" as "yes".
It is possible to like something you disagree? :S
Alanna Irving Fri 29 Nov 2013 10:21AM
a lot of times i just use like to mean "i want you to know i've seen this"
Richard D. Bartlett Sat 30 Nov 2013 1:05AM
Sometimes I use it as a friendly stroke on the arm before I vehemently disagree with a comment :P
[deactivated account] Fri 3 Jan 2014 12:08PM
Perhaps there is room for a 'thanks' button as well..
Jon Lemmon · Tue 10 Apr 2012 10:53PM
I should mention that I also plan on implementing a 'delete' button for comments. But I didn't bother creating a motion for it since it's pretty much a no-brainer.