Loomio
April 10th, 2012 22:52

'Like' button for comments

Jon Lemmon
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Jon Lemmon

Jon Lemmon started a proposal April 10th, 2012 22:52

'Like' button for comments Closed 10:00pm - Thursday 12 Apr 2012

FEATURE: Add a 'like' button to comments on motion page.

This feature was suggested in the discussion about adding a feature to promote comments up/down (http://loom.io/motions/43). It was suggested that adding a 'like' button might be a better way to start out.

Trello card: https://trello.com/card/add-like-button-to-motion-comments/4eb8a2ef43e06d000072b5fd/142

Results
Agree - 9
Abstain - 9
Disagree - 9
Block - 9
9 people have voted (0%)
Jon Lemmon

Jon Lemmon April 10th, 2012 22:53

I should mention that I also plan on implementing a 'delete' button for comments. But I didn't bother creating a motion for it since it's pretty much a no-brainer.

Alanna Irving

Alanna Irving
Agree
April 10th, 2012 22:53

Joshua Vial

Joshua Vial
Agree
April 10th, 2012 22:56

I hear rich's point - still prefer like over the other options personally

Benjamin Knight

Benjamin Knight
Agree
April 10th, 2012 23:02

My thumb is starting to engorge just thinking about it.

Jon Lemmon

Jon Lemmon
Agree
April 10th, 2012 23:57

let's label it "like" for now... with the intent of re-addressing verbiage/functionality later.

AM

Allan man
Agree
April 11th, 2012 01:36

Samson Ootoovak

Samson Ootoovak
Agree
April 11th, 2012 03:27

Like, +1 and thumbs up

Jarrod Mosen

Jarrod Mosen
Agree
April 11th, 2012 04:09

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett April 11th, 2012 04:25

In the interests of agnosticism I'd prefer "+1" to "Like". I find in practice 'like' is used to mean many different things, some of them having nothing to do with liking something.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett
Agree
April 11th, 2012 04:25

agree with the functionality, disagree with the terminology

Jon Lemmon

Jon Lemmon April 11th, 2012 05:45

Yeah, you're right. "+1" and "like" mean two separate things. Although +1 isn't really agnostic... it's favored by geeks and has it's own history and connotations. But yeah, sometimes when I click "like" I feel uncomfortable because I'm not necessarily trying to say "I like this".

Joshua Vial

Joshua Vial April 11th, 2012 06:06

I'm not too fussed about the terminology personally - can see arguments for and against the each of like, +1 or thumbs up approach. Personally I would go with like because of it's ubiquity in social media - it really just makes yammer and facebook super usable imo.

Aaron Thornton

Aaron Thornton April 11th, 2012 09:06

Maybe we could possibly invent our own take on it. Something like a weave or fibre becoming stronger with the more 'threads' that support it. This could be a fundimental concept within loomio. Just an idea?

Aaron Thornton

Aaron Thornton
Agree
April 11th, 2012 09:06

Benjamin Knight

Benjamin Knight April 11th, 2012 09:38

Mm I agree that the terminology is problematic, but it would be fine for the terminology to be modified during/after the feature is developed right?

Rich, would you be happier if the proposal was modified to refer to the feature but not necessarily the terminology?

We need a linguist on board! There are lots around.. I'm going to ask one right now.

Jon Lemmon

Jon Lemmon April 11th, 2012 09:47

My personal feeling is: let's go with 'like' for now, and we can change the terminology later (as Ben suggests).

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett April 11th, 2012 10:08

I agree, on the grounds that changing terminology is easy. Very keen to get a linguist involved, I find myself critiquing every single word in the app and it's really important but I don't have the expertise to do it right!

Benjamin Knight

Benjamin Knight April 11th, 2012 22:20

Look at that soothing green Circle of Contentment

PauKokura

PauKokura November 29th, 2013 09:14

Oh thats an old thread! Let me re-activate the discussion...
- Somewhere else the dislike option has been considered.
- Terminology: Find a synonym for Agree / Disagree that cannot be confused with the "voting" activity. Something like "subscribe" "unsubscribe" (but without the newsletter meaning!) "Thumb up" / "Thumb down" (argh! is the voting icon...) ...

We are using the like option as a +1 sometimes, and commenting in text "+1" othertimes...) The context of the comment self-explains if the like has to be read as "agree the comment" or "like the comment".

  • Hi I'm James and I'm new in this group
  • Agree

No sense, just like:

  • Do you want to do this?
  • Like

Its just we are used to "like" as "yes".
It is possible to like something you disagree? :S

Alanna Irving

Alanna Irving November 29th, 2013 10:21

a lot of times i just use like to mean "i want you to know i've seen this"

PauKokura

PauKokura November 29th, 2013 10:33

thats right. I forgot that one.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett November 30th, 2013 01:05

Sometimes I use it as a friendly stroke on the arm before I vehemently disagree with a comment :P

Neil Morris

Neil Morris January 3rd, 2014 12:08

Perhaps there is room for a 'thanks' button as well..