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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #100 on: May 09, 2012, 09:59:19 AM »
Well, we've got this thread here.


Oh, maybe I knew that.
Guess I should head over there and talk about my blackened tilapia Caesar salad I had for lunch.

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #101 on: May 09, 2012, 10:00:18 AM »
Get out, and never blacken my tilapia again!
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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #102 on: May 09, 2012, 10:08:59 AM »
A suggestion: Turn GMG into a text-based mailing list. >:D
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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #103 on: May 09, 2012, 10:11:23 AM »
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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #104 on: May 09, 2012, 11:09:49 AM »
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train!! ;D

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A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #105 on: May 09, 2012, 01:02:21 PM »
Get out, and never blacken my tilapia again!



Yes, Chef! Sorry, Chef!

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #106 on: May 09, 2012, 06:47:16 PM »
Oh so that's why there has been a surge in TC posters coming over here.  I was wondering why the exodus...

A plague of Like buttons upon your house!


As I said before, the only practical benefit would be the reward-feeling from clicking the button. Go to Faceboook for all your meaningless button-clicking needs :)

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #107 on: May 09, 2012, 06:54:32 PM »

As I said before, the only practical benefit would be the reward-feeling from clicking the button. Go to Faceboook for all your meaningless button-clicking needs :)


Yeah, that and to brag about what you had for lunch.  >:D

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #108 on: May 09, 2012, 07:07:52 PM »
Time for lunch 

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I Liked this lunch!

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #109 on: May 09, 2012, 10:20:17 PM »
You could be fired for 'liking' a Facebook page

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Sheriff B.J. Roberts of Hampton, Virginia, fired six of his staff members for liking the Facebook page of his running opponent in the 2009 election.

He said that their actions had "hindered the harmony and efficiency of the office".

The staff members sued, claiming that their First Amendment rights had been violated.

However, Judge Raymond A. Jackson of the Federal District Court said in his ruling that clicking the "like" button did not amount to expressive speech.

Essentially, because there was no actual writing or speech involved, the act of clicking a button is not afforded constitutional protection under the ruling.

I suggest that Judge Jackson is an idiot.

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #110 on: May 10, 2012, 05:12:55 AM »

Yeah, that and to brag about what you had for lunch.  >:D

That is this forum dude.  I never see anyone bragging about lunch on fb, yet you dilettantes are always bragging about your gourmet meals on this forum! >:D 

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #111 on: May 10, 2012, 05:14:11 AM »
That is this forum dude.  I never see anyone bragging about lunch on fb, yet you dilettantes are always bragging about your gourmet meals on this forum! >:D

Does Chick-fil-a count as gourmet?

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #112 on: May 10, 2012, 05:15:02 AM »
Does Chick-fil-a count as gourmet?

Well they do have that single pickle they put on a sandwich.  Some may call them cheapskates, some might consider it gourmet... 0:)

 :D :D :D

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #113 on: May 10, 2012, 05:35:39 AM »
This forum gets on average over 300 posts per day. It currently has over half a million posts. Thats a LOT of content.

I am in favour of instituting a system where some posts/threads can rise above the others to separate wheat from chaff. Men from boys. Content from background noise. I do think a Like button would add to that.

However, I would have a few prerequisites for me to institute it: the Like button is for a Post, not a person. There should be no way to tally Likes received by any particular member. It should not interfere with the layout of the forum. It should not interfere with the backend running of the forum and database.

At the moment, there is no compatible mod to do this for this version of the software, and I don't have the time to write it myself. So GMG is not getting a Like button any time soon.

As for hot topics, I also like the idea of a short list of topics with the most replies in the last 24 hours. It would be listed on the front page, similar to how we currently have "Recent Posts" listed. But again, there is no mod available to do this, and I am not in the mood to write a database query protocol myself. So again, no change is planned.

If you access the forum stats page, there is a section listing the most the most popular topics by Post, Replies, Views etc, but it is for the entire forum for all time, not past 24 hours.

I do encourage discussion of these ideas, and hope all members welcome the same.

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #114 on: May 10, 2012, 05:45:19 AM »
JUst a reminder that there has been an official ruling on the matter...

Yes. He encouraged us to discuss the matter, regardless of whether we can get a Like button immediately.
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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #115 on: May 10, 2012, 05:53:13 AM »
The 'pluses' might work with no limiting, if the exact number of pluses/post wouldn't be shown. And number of pluses/likes/whatever alone isn't any good, it has to be linked to the activity of the board/topic, otherwise the vocal section wouldn't show up.
A list on the index page with most liked posts of the week from each forum could be nice - with some kind of storing of at least some of these.
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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #116 on: May 10, 2012, 02:32:46 PM »
I think we should eliminate all the annoying reading and writing that goes on here and only allow the posting of pictures of CDs from Amazon followed by a "like" or "hate" button. Make it work the way it does when they put pictures of food in the restaurant menu and all you have to do is point and grunt instead of order with your words. And while we're on the subject, restaurants should start using "yum" and "yuck" buttons, too! That will give us all more time to go on Facebook and post pictures of our pet goldfish.





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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #117 on: May 11, 2012, 07:36:23 AM »
Well they do have that single pickle they put on a sandwich.  Some may call them cheapskates, some might consider it gourmet... 0:)

 :D :D :D

You just get one pickle? I usually get at least three. I would go back to the counter and demand your three pickles next time this happens to you! :D
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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #118 on: May 11, 2012, 02:55:43 PM »
You just get one pickle? I usually get at least three. I would go back to the counter and demand your three pickles next time this happens to you! :D

Demand the pickles!

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Re: A suggestion: Like button
« Reply #119 on: May 11, 2012, 03:18:15 PM »
Well that chick filet place was in the Penn State hub.  College location might not have been indicative of the overall quality of the franchise, as in pickle stinginess. ;D

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