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#1 ryan20fun   Members   -  Reputation: 662

Posted 15 July 2011 - 02:26 AM

Hi All.
i just noticed that the Like and Dislike buttons have been replaced by a "Like This" button (must have been changed sometime between last night and this morning GMT+2)

i joined last year, and there was the feedback thingy wich had multiple options, then it changed to a like / dis like this option, and now it is a like this button.

why the change ?
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#2 SuperVGA   Members   -  Reputation: 1118

Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:28 AM

Because it looks more like facebook this way, right? Posted Image
Aww... Posted Image I liked being able not to like...

#3 ryan20fun   Members   -  Reputation: 662

Posted 15 July 2011 - 04:00 AM

Because it looks more like facebook this way, right? Posted Image

ahh, so now i can seamlessly switch between FaceBook and GameDev.net

Aww... Posted Image I liked being able not to like...


in some instances, yes i did like to not like a post.
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Disclaimer: Each post of mine is intended as an attempt of helping and/or bringing some meaningfull insight to the topic at hand. Due to my nature, my good intentions will not always be plainly visible. I apologise in advance and assure you I mean no harm and do not intend to insult anyone.

#4 The_Neverending_Loop   Members   -  Reputation: 595

Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:53 AM


Because it looks more like facebook this way, right? Posted Image

ahh, so now i can seamlessly switch between FaceBook and GameDev.net

Aww... Posted Image I liked being able not to like...


in some instances, yes i did like to not like a post.


You'd like to not like what I liked to like?

#5 SuperVGA   Members   -  Reputation: 1118

Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:35 AM

Not at all. We have very similar tastes, you and I.
But it sorta felt good to rate down a post, sometimes. Only if it was really offensive of course. -Now I have to "like" everything besides what i want ro rate down, and "like" what i actually like twice.
I should attain a more positive attitude just to save tine...

#6 The_Neverending_Loop   Members   -  Reputation: 595

Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:52 AM

Iam all for the rate down too, as long as it was not abused, like If i saw someones post was rated down because someone stated a perfectly valid opinion that was different then someones else, I would rate up the post that got rated down to balance it, but sometimes people should know that their post wasn't well warrented because maybe they'll take a second look at what they are saying.

On that note, I think the reason websties like facebooks only allow you to "Like" something is because, so many people post B.S on it that if they got constantly rated down they'd be turned off and scared to use it, hence bad stratedgy for facebook. I have alot of friends who voice some really stupid things on facebook, to the point where I deleted my facebook for a good number of months so I didnt go down a few IQ points everytime I read my news feed. Maybe a few dislikes here and there on facebook would prevent some of the stupidity from spreading.

But honestly I think the general population just likes the dumbest things..... I got one friend who would post about interesting real world issues that deal with politics and technology, 0 Likes, 0 Comments, I have one friend who talks about how stressed she about what to wear tonight, 10 likes, 29 comments........ somethings wrong there.....

Anyhow enough of my rant, Dislike this post if you want, I'd like to see you try.... 8-) lol j.k

#7 Krohm   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2964

Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:44 AM

Problem is the system was routinely abused as I see it.
Some pieces of tech discussed here can work in quite counter-intuitive ways. People not understanding will not even question their knowledge... will just thumb down.
It is way harder to get thumbs up. Even if the solution is there, I've often seen no thumbs up, no thank you, nothing. They just go away. I think the up/down system has demonstrated to not work.
Positive-only feedback seems to keep all the advantages, yet I don't see any of the cons. I like this.

#8 KanonBaum   Members   -  Reputation: 277

Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:56 AM

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#9 kseh   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1858

Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:11 PM

I would prefer the old, small thumbs up icon. In my opinion, the connotations from "thumbs up" are better than the ones associated with a "like this". Besides, there's already a "Facebook Like" button at the bottom of the thread. That one Facebook like doesn't, like, bother me but, like, I don't like, like, flashing back to, like, the 80's when, like, the word "like" was, like, totally over used.

I don't want to be one of those guys that objects to even the smallest change to the website. I just wanted to add my $0.02.

#10 phantom   Moderators   -  Reputation: 6802

Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:23 PM

Positive-only feedback seems to keep all the advantages, yet I don't see any of the cons. I like this.


Well, ya know, apart from the lack of ability to mark a post as 'incorrect' which was my complaint when the original system was put in place and remains my complaint now.

A site like this NEEDS a way to mark things as "incorrect"; simply correcting it later in the thread isn't enough as people will rarely read on once they have an apprently 'good' solution.

Facebook et al can get away with 'positive only' ratings for things because they are a social network and not a site dealing in technical correctness.

But it seems we are increasingly living in a world where everyone is equally right and no one can be told they are wrong for fear of hurting their poor little feelings... and frankly that is BS and it's annoying that it seems GD is going in the same direction.

#11 rip-off   Moderators   -  Reputation: 7701

Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

I hate the way gamedev.net is competing with these social sites. First "share", now "like". What next, gamedev.net plus?

#12 The_Neverending_Loop   Members   -  Reputation: 595

Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:47 PM

I hate the way gamedev.net is competing with these social sites. First "share", now "like". What next, gamedev.net plus?


Gamedev+.... i LIKE that idea... lol

#13 phantom   Moderators   -  Reputation: 6802

Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:47 PM

I hate the way gamedev.net is competing with these social sites. First "share", now "like". What next, gamedev.net plus?



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#14 jtagge75   Members   -  Reputation: 139

Posted 15 July 2011 - 02:40 PM

But it seems we are increasingly living in a world where everyone is equally right and no one can be told they are wrong for fear of hurting their poor little feelings... and frankly that is BS and it's annoying that it seems GD is going in the same direction.


Already posted a similar comment in the Comments section, but I very much agree with this. This whole conflict free stuff that is being pushed on everybody is just breeding a generation of pussys. I really hate to see what the world is going to be like in 30-40 years with the 'everybody is winner' mentality that is so rampant now.

I was the fat computer nerd in high school and was picked on a lot. One day in my junior year I had enough and broke the nose of the chief bully. My life completely turned around that day. No longer was I the outcast, became friends with lots of the jocks, started working out, and lost a bunch of weight. I've never hit anybody since that day. If I had been coddled like so many young people are today I don't think I would have ever taken a stand and I would be another forever alone computer nerd still watching anime.

#15 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 4661

Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:27 PM

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