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Feb 4, 2011 03:01 AM

Adding A "Like" button

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?

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    1. re: Servorg

      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

        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

          so the plus one is in effect already?

          1. re: michele cindy

            People are using it on a case by case basis.

            1. re: michele cindy

              "+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

                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

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

                  1. re: MGZ

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

                  2. re: Melanie Wong

                    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?