The new "Like" System

Brian G.

Editor-in-Chief
Staff member
Administrator
Jan 21, 2008
20,359
Orlando, FL
This is mostly my fault as I didn't set what the new Like system entailed but might as well explain it later than never at all... :lol:

The Like system has changed, obviously. The reactions are as follows:

  • Like
  • Love
  • Laughing (or Haha)
  • Wow!
  • Sad
  • Angry
  • Dislike
Most are self-explanatory. However, I wanted to take the time to explain the "Dislike" reaction. The goal of it is to help with a bit of "Self-Moderation". We want the Dislike to be used for people causing trouble and being rude.

Basically, don't use "Dislike" because you disagree with someone. If you disagree, engage in the convo and respond as to why you do. "Drive-By Dislikes" doesn't add to forum engagement. The reactions are weighted, which influences a user's rep - but since I'm expecting an initial learning curve, I have turned off the negative scores for Dislike.
 

Brian G.

Editor-in-Chief
Staff member
Administrator
Jan 21, 2008
20,359
Orlando, FL
Bumping because I've noticed a few users using the dislike feature for "bad news" or similar posts. Remember, the "Dislike" post is meant to be used for troublemakers or rude posts - not disagreeing with an opinion. I'm not going to single out the users yet, but please - if this applies to you, just keep that in mind for the future.

In the meantime, I've removed the dislikes for the posts that did not warrant it.