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Adding A "Like" button

michele cindy Feb 4, 2011 03:01 AM

Often one really "likes" a comment a poster has written, and rather then say yeah I agree blah blah blah, it would be nice to just have a button you could press that's similar to the "like" button facebook. It could say "yum" to keep it food related :). Any chance for that?

  1. Servorg Feb 4, 2011 07:03 AM

    Doubtful. Have you been following this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/763088

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    1. re: Servorg
      michele cindy Feb 4, 2011 08:32 AM

      Thanks for pointing it out to me. I find having the "people reading me" section to be a very cliquish feature. Perhaps if more people read me I'd feel differently :), BTW what is this +1 -1 folks mentioned. I never noticed that.

      1. re: michele cindy
        Servorg Feb 4, 2011 08:42 AM

        It's done at an individuals discretion when replying to someone's post. So, all you would see would be a "+ 1" indicating agreement (or "Like" if you will) with that post. The "- 1" is not going to be allowed to stand as an only reply according to Jacquilynne (the Moderator link to the CH community).

        1. re: Servorg
          michele cindy Feb 4, 2011 08:43 AM

          so the plus one is in effect already?

          1. re: michele cindy
            Servorg Feb 4, 2011 08:45 AM

            People are using it on a case by case basis.

            1. re: michele cindy
              Melanie Wong Feb 4, 2011 09:08 AM

              "+1" is not a site feature and hopefully never will be. It's being used by some posters as the sole text of a message, unfortunately,

              1. re: Melanie Wong
                MGZ Feb 4, 2011 09:42 AM

                While a "+1" frequently adds little, it still represents the communicative effort of an individual (albeit an elementary one). The addition of a "like" button feature, on the other hand, just seems like a banal thing for the community to accept.

                1. re: MGZ
                  michele cindy Feb 4, 2011 10:36 AM

                  Wouldn't that make Chowhound more like a figure skating competition?

                  1. re: MGZ
                    Melanie Wong Feb 4, 2011 12:24 PM

                    There is a "like" button in the upper right hand quadrant of the page but not for individual posts.

                  2. re: Melanie Wong
                    escondido123 Feb 7, 2011 01:09 PM

                    If someone else has already posted what I was going to give as my opinion, I now use a +1. Why would it be better for me to type the same thing again?

                    1. re: escondido123
                      Servorg Feb 7, 2011 01:13 PM


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