Maybe I’m getting too used to Facebook but I’m finding I’m missing the ability to ‘like’ a comment.
Well Ray, you probably notice that I think 'Comments' (and ID Notes) to be the most important feature of iSpot.
Personally I HATE the I Like tick in FaceThing (I don't much like FaceThing).
I venture to suggest you might, occasionally, post a comment about a post's or photo's quality. It works but only for those who have the right Filter ticked.
I am beginning to do that -
... and I am proud to admit that I despise FaceBleurk, and the whole playground-popularity thing of getting lots of "likes".
However, Ray, I take your point that it would be nice to show appreciation for a good (informative/witty) comment: but I would be very anti the concept of "liking" them.
I have occasionally been "told off" (quite rightly) for being too chatty in the comments, but I do think it's correct to thank someone for a particularly helpful comment, or an outstanding good set of photos.
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Leave the "likes" to the likes of Facebook, I could never see myself using such a feature on I-Spot.
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So Ray, there you have it..
I really like the idea of comments - but why, oh why, are we seeing so many Blind Postings http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/319702#comment-105389 ?
FacePlonk is overflowing with blind 'Likes'!
I'd say that if we like a comment here (or in F'book), we should add our own and say WHY we like it.
... seem to be in the minority, oh well what did Churchill say ‘Democracy ...’
I do think it would be worthwhile to have something similar to Facebook 'likes'. There have been many occasions where I did not wish to comment further but wanted to acknowledge that I had read a new comment. Also occasions where I appreciated an observation but could not agree with the identification (usually because it was outside my area of expertise).
Philip (Eskling). The comments boxes are so useful for Likes but why not say WHY or WHAT you like? Quite importantly I'd also like to know what you DON'T like about my comment or post (if you don't). To be honest, I think far more people should encourage posters by saying 'excellent' post or photo, instead of ignoring the post (perhaps because they don't have enough subject knowledge). So my plea is to use the comments boxes but not just for a blind √ like.