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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i just noticed that the Like and Dislike buttons have been replaced by a "Like This" button (must have been changed sometime between last night and this morning GMT+2)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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Because it looks more like facebook this way, right? [img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif[/img]
Aww... [img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/mellow.gif[/img] I liked being able not to like...
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[quote name='SuperVGA' timestamp='1310722130' post='4835618']
Because it looks more like facebook this way, right? [img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif[/img]
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ahh, so now i can seamlessly switch between FaceBook and GameDev.net

[quote name='SuperVGA' timestamp='1310722130' post='4835618']
Aww... [img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/mellow.gif[/img] I liked being able not to like...
[/quote]

in some instances, yes i did like to not like a post.
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[quote name='ryan20fun' timestamp='1310724019' post='4835624']
[quote name='SuperVGA' timestamp='1310722130' post='4835618']
Because it looks more like facebook this way, right? [img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif[/img]
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ahh, so now i can seamlessly switch between FaceBook and GameDev.net

[quote name='SuperVGA' timestamp='1310722130' post='4835618']
Aww... [img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/mellow.gif[/img] I liked being able not to like...
[/quote]

in some instances, yes i did like to not like a post.
[/quote]

You'd like to not like what I liked to like?
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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.
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[quote name='Krohm' timestamp='1310751840' post='4835732']
Positive-only feedback seems to keep all the advantages, yet I don't see any of the cons. I like this.
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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.
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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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[quote name='rip-off' timestamp='1310759126' post='4835772']
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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Gamedev+.... i LIKE that idea... lol
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[quote name='rip-off' timestamp='1310759126' post='4835772']
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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[quote name='phantom' timestamp='1310754199' post='4835749']
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.
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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.
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Hey everyone, find out more info in [url="http://www.gamedev.net/topic/606208-negative-reputation/"]this thread over in the Suggestions forum[/url], and leave further feedback there. Thanks!!
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