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So PC is the new Facebook?

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 02:52 PM by Dakota

I just came back from a leave of absence yesterday, so don't hate me for criticizing this now. But I just realized that PC implemented a new "like" mechanism. Honestly, I don't know what I think about that. Personally, I feel like using a like system for posts in the forum is the wrong way to use them. Not saying that it's a bad way, but I feel there's another proper way they can be used. That's irrelevant, though.

I kind of think the system's a little lame, honestly. I always looked at PC as unique, so using a system that's so widely used kind of killed the uniqueness, in all honestly. This is all in my opinion, by the way, feel free to disagree. And no, I'm not going to call for the higher ups to take it down, cause that's stupid. I'm just saying what I think. It'd be cooler if you could like blogs or blog posts in my opinion (and if you can already, then I'm just being ignorant, my bad). I just don't that the like system works.

If there's anything you should copy, it should be a proper chat mechanism, in my opinion. Somewhat like FB's I guess. I'd rather not have to go to some external source, or have to stay on a single page, you know? I know that's probably impossible, but I'm just throwing it out there.


Also, what ever happened to my " 'You have a blog comment' notification" idea....


Haha, I talk to much. Patatatata blahhhhh.
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  1. Old Comment
    Mr. Avocado's Avatar
    there is a thread for discussing likes
    Firstly, 'likes' have been added not too long ago and people have been enjoying the feature and it praises the user if they post a good post, whereas before the only recognition was a rare emblem. It's a good way to see if people like your posts and motivates you to post more; making you more active.

    As for blog notifications, it's being worked on.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 03:08 PM by Mr. Avocado Mr. Avocado is offline
  2. Old Comment
    I'm aware there's a thread. I felt like posting a blog though, so I did.

    I'm not saying the system is crap, nor am I saying that other people don't like them, I'm just saying what I feel and believe. And like I said, personally, I think it kills what made PC unique. And I feel like it could have been better used. As for getting likes motivates more activity, I don't think that's necessarily true.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 03:12 PM by Dakota Dakota is online now
  3. Old Comment
    Hikamaru's Avatar
    I actually enjoyed the like feature, I ended up getting likes on most of my posts.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 03:14 PM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is online now
  4. Old Comment
    Okay, I'm probably gonna incite something by saying this, but the way I see it, a like system is basically a popularity contest. That's definitely how it is on Facebook 8 times out of 10. I fear it'll be the same here too. Granted, I haven't actually looked to see how right or wrong I am. But that's my thoughts. The system gets abused.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 03:23 PM by Dakota Dakota is online now
  5. Old Comment
    Razor Leaf's Avatar
    Yeah this was all discussed already and it went ahead. You don't need to use it if you don't want to.

    ...however, I'm aware that, use it or not, you're still forced into seeing it. I'll find out if it can be hidden via postbit elements.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 04:03 PM by Razor Leaf Razor Leaf is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Kura's Avatar
    A chat would be hard to monitor. There are always post comments, but I really like the likes! It's great for when you agree but have nothing really to contribute, or towards just funny amusing or good posts!
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 04:27 PM by Kura Kura is offline
  7. Old Comment
    Razor Leaf's Avatar
    I feel like the only people who would really utilise a chat feature anyway are the ones who already regular the IRC. It'd be pretty redundant.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 04:31 PM by Razor Leaf Razor Leaf is offline
  8. Old Comment
    curiousnathan's Avatar
    It's not mandatory you use it, so don't. I like it for the fact that like Kura mentioned, you can show your interest in a post (whether it be funny, good quality) when you haven't got anything solid to really contribute to the discussion at-hand. I haven't seen it be used as a popularity thing as of yet, so I'd have to disagree with you there.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 05:07 PM by curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Nothing is impossible on teh internetz!
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 05:25 PM by
  10. Old Comment
    I'm very well aware that I don't have to use it if I don't want to. I also said that I fear it'll be a popularity thing, not that it already is. And yes, what Kura said is the foil to my argument, but then again, my argument really is that PC is becoming stereotypical.

    As for the chat idea, I meant one on one sessions, like PMs, only in real time.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 05:36 PM by Dakota Dakota is online now
  11. Old Comment
    Kura's Avatar
    Like I said, the chat would be really hard to moderate. Plus.. flash crashing and everything.. especially on mobile browsing. Not to mention both people have to be there at the same time. For me, even though I'd like to think I am chatty, my VMs don't even get used (or hardly!) so I don't see how that feature could even work if people don't even bother to leave me one of those.
    A discussion would derail because people would stick to their own little chats..
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 05:53 PM by Kura Kura is offline
  12. Old Comment
    Mariah Carey's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bloodex View Comment
    Okay, I'm probably gonna incite something by saying this, but the way I see it, a like system is basically a popularity contest. That's definitely how it is on Facebook 8 times out of 10. I fear it'll be the same here too. Granted, I haven't actually looked to see how right or wrong I am. But that's my thoughts. The system gets abused.
    GOODBYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    The like system, from what I have seen so far, has proven to be the exact opposite of this 'popularity contest' you speak of. i can't recall a single, minuscule rise in ego from anyone on this forum due to getting likes. You can't see how many likes a person has total, only the amount of likes on a post. If that post has a lot of likes, then that post has been deemed to be good by a multitude of people. Naturally, your friends will be more inclined to like your posts, but god forbid friends sticking together, eh? When has the system gotten abused? When? You've been back for what, two days? As the phrase goes, don't hate from outside the club.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 06:19 PM by Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is offline
  13. Old Comment
    Someone obviously can't read. I said that I fear it'll become one. Not that it is one now. Might wanna reread before you go blasting me. Also, for the record, I never said that I was right. For all I know, the like system might become what makes PC even more of a community. The reason I wrote the blog is to express what I PERSONALLY feel. And that is that it makes PC less unique for me. I believe that PC was fine the way it was when I first joined, minus that awful reputation thing. If you want to knock me for what I believe, especially since I'm not telling you to believe the same thing, then you can leave. K thanks.

    EDIT: And when I said it gets abused, I was referring to the Facebook one.

    And Kura, I did say that it was probably impossible. But hey, can't hurt to hope, right?
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 07:06 PM by Dakota Dakota is online now
  14. Old Comment
    Toujours's Avatar
    "And like I said, personally, I think it kills what made PC unique."

    PC's only unique because it didn't have a like system? :(
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 09:11 PM by Toujours Toujours is offline
  15. Old Comment
    Mariah Carey's Avatar
    Don't make a blog expressing your opinion if you don't want someone to express their opinion in return, lol.
    Posted December 16th, 2012 at 09:42 PM by Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is offline
  16. Old Comment
    Counterfeit's Avatar
    If there were a dislike button
    Posted December 17th, 2012 at 01:20 AM by Counterfeit Counterfeit is offline
  17. Old Comment
    Counterfeit's Avatar
    But seriously, there's so many fallacies in your argument that I can't respect your opinion on this.
    Posted December 17th, 2012 at 02:26 AM by Counterfeit Counterfeit is offline
  18. Old Comment
    donavannj's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Toujours View Comment
    "And like I said, personally, I think it kills what made PC unique."

    PC's only unique because it didn't have a like system? :(
    What she said. :(
    Posted December 17th, 2012 at 09:54 AM by donavannj donavannj is offline
  19. Old Comment
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Toujours View Comment
    "And like I said, personally, I think it kills what made PC unique."

    PC's only unique because it didn't have a like system?
    Okay, maybe that statement was a little harsh. I guess what I'm basically trying to say is that I liked PC how it was, and that it really didn't need to be changed. Of course, benefits can and do come from something like this, and other people might appreciate them. I personally don't, but I'm not going to sound off for justice. That's why I made this blog, to out my opinion. I'm not here to start a revolution or something.

    And I don't recall saying anywhere that people aren't free to express their own opinion, even if they counter mine. The ending to my last post was trying to imply that you don't have to be an ass about it.

    And no one has to respect my opinion. That wasn't the point of the blog.
    Posted December 17th, 2012 at 02:49 PM by Dakota Dakota is online now
  20. Old Comment
    Pinkie-Dawn's Avatar
    The like system is important, because it raises your self esteem because a lot of people will agree with your post.
    Posted December 17th, 2012 at 03:07 PM by Pinkie-Dawn Pinkie-Dawn is offline
 

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