Reply 380 of 444, by Shreddoc
You be the judge. We both made some points. Not all points were answered. Discussion was had.
Summary of Anders- points, firmly against Likes
Thinks that if you like a post, you should take the time to write it out at length, else not at all,
Hates Likes, claims they add no value,
Notes that they can create cliques,
Prefers oldschool functionality, and for Vogons to stay as oldschool as possible,
Everyone who doesn't like his view should go away to another site 😁,
Hates Likes and anything similar to Likes, such as Thanks
Claims people who support Likes are sheep, and
Summary of Shreddoc points, mostly but-not-entirely supporting Likes
Point about the value of efficiency,
Point about the value of acknowledgement,
Notes that they can create cliques, [agreement with you]
Point that we all already embrace similar consensus methods all throughout society without angst or issue,
Reference to a similar forum where Likes were brought in,
...and worked successfully,
...and did not result in anything bad,
Showing how low-effort Like-ish behaviour, in the form of "+1" and similar,
...already exist here, and are arguably 'worse' than a simple efficient Like,
Suggesting that dominating a thread by restating the same view over-and-over isn't helpful,
...something which a Likes system is designed to help streamline, and
Showing how "modern" things are already liberally used and embraced here in the form of Emoticons.
We don't have Likes here, and that changes my day not a whit. 😀 Apart from the pleasure of this fun conversation, naturally.