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killdrivetheftvehicle

a dislike feature needed

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killdrivetheftvehicle

So, the most popular video service youtube has it: a dislike button. It's a good gauge to see which threads are loved and which hated. You don't have to post to be able to like threads, which reduces the overall number of positive posts. Now introducing a dislike button would probably reduce the number of negative posts. I want this page to be balanced to more positive posts than negative, but having them to be equal is a good start. You might want to introduce same kind of ranks as you have on likes: it could be game companies in order of dislike they have for them, EA being the worst and since this is a R* fansite, the least disliked would be R*.

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Uncle Sikee Atric

We've had this discussion before and the answer is no.

 

It would be too open to abuse and threads would be judged more on the poster than the post.  There's too many old arguments lurking around to ever allow it to be used in the correct way.

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Benny Guy

The "dislike" button on YouTube shouldn't exist.

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GrudgefromSanAndreas

You know i'm convinced it only works in small(er) or lesser known communities which trolls wouldn't find or if they find it then they wouldn't find it interesting

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universetwisters

Why don't you actually engage in conversation with whoever's post you don't like (i.e. the point of a forum) instead of drive-by disliking their stuff?

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killdrivetheftvehicle

So, why is it okay to driveby like something then? Isn't that also a violation of the "point of the forum". I'm just thinking if it's okay to like something, it's also okay to dislike it.

 

I got the idea from a wishlist where everybody was allowed to vote up or down a suggestion and then the ones that were actually liked the most and hated the least ended up on top.

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universetwisters
20 minutes ago, killdrivetheftvehicle said:

So, why is it okay to driveby like something then? Isn't that also a violation of the "point of the forum". I'm just thinking if it's okay to like something, it's also okay to dislike it.

 

I got the idea from a wishlist where everybody was allowed to vote up or down a suggestion and then the ones that were actually liked the most and hated the least ended up on top.

 

 

Is driveby liking literally a thing?

 

the only people who are gonna use dislike buttons are people who are going to use it as a tool for trolling/petty internet fights. There won’t be a single legitimate use for it, or like I said before, tell someone why you don’t like their post as opposed to just blindly disliking something you disagree with. If you disagree with something, either ignore it or engage in a conversation. A dislike button adds literally nothing

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Benny Guy

That sort of system is gonna be abused anyway, no matter how it's handled.

 

Cause the moment any potential abuser gets their hands on it...

SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

 

Yeah...no.

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just do it bob1
On 4/4/2019 at 2:49 AM, CanadianMuscle said:

The "dislike" button on YouTube shouldn't exist.

There's a reason why that button exists on YouTube.

 

Spoiler



 

 

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Benny Guy
1 hour ago, just do it bob1 said:

There's a reason why that button exists on YouTube.

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hehe...for the most part, yes. I forgot about Rewind.

 

Let's rewind to the days where YouTube didn't take existing features and lock them behind a "premium" membership...

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JayKed20

I don't like the game company idea personally.

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Outlaw Biker Viking

I agree with the majority who say it’s a bad idea. If you like a post made by another, then great, like it. If you don’t like it, just ignore it, unless it’s harrassing or trolling you.

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Uncle Sikee Atric
3 minutes ago, ThatKyloRenGuy said:

I agree with the majority who say it’s a bad idea. If you like a post made by another, then great, like it. If you don’t like it, just ignore it, unless it’s harrassing or trolling you.

If it's trolling or harassing you, better to report it.  It's not worth rising to and the eventual Moderator intervention.

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On 4/9/2019 at 1:18 AM, universetwisters said:

Is driveby liking literally a thing?

It's actually a massive thing on YouTube and some *other* modding sites. It goes something like this "Favourite person posts video or mod, people vote or give maximum rating without even watching the video, or downloading the mod, just because of the person who posted it". One of the most common ones is "This is great, here's my maximum rating, can you make [insert mod request here]?" and the rating is a softener for the request, not for the quality of the mod.

 

But that's why YT videos can have more *Likes* than *Views*, because afik, a *Views* count only occurs after you have watched for a certain period of time, but you can just go to the page and click "Like" then leave.

 

Abusing the *Like* button, is just as prevalent as abusing the *Dislike* button and imo, it does far more damage. It seems that kissing-ass, is more preferable to kicking-ass... you gotta learn to accept both in life. If you can unconditionally like, then you should be able to unconditionally dislike.

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universetwisters
On 6/1/2019 at 4:56 PM, LeeC2202 said:

It's actually a massive thing on YouTube and some *other* modding sites. It goes something like this "Favourite person posts video or mod, people vote or give maximum rating without even watching the video, or downloading the mod, just because of the person who posted it". One of the most common ones is "This is great, here's my maximum rating, can you make [insert mod request here]?" and the rating is a softener for the request, not for the quality of the mod.

 

But that's why YT videos can have more *Likes* than *Views*, because afik, a *Views* count only occurs after you have watched for a certain period of time, but you can just go to the page and click "Like" then leave.

 

Abusing the *Like* button, is just as prevalent as abusing the *Dislike* button and imo, it does far more damage. It seems that kissing-ass, is more preferable to kicking-ass... you gotta learn to accept both in life. If you can unconditionally like, then you should be able to unconditionally dislike.

 

Okay but that still doesn’t address my original point of a dislike button being a way to weasel around an actual discussion about a topic.

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On 6/1/2019 at 3:56 PM, LeeC2202 said:

But that's why YT videos can have more *Likes* than *Views*, because afik, a *Views* count only occurs after you have watched for a certain period of time, but you can just go to the page and click "Like" then leave.

How can you compare youtube videos especially those taking a lot of work in hours, days or weeks versus a forum with random comments posted in seconds?.

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