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Discussion in 'PriusChat Website Questions' started by ultraturtle, Sep 8, 2012.

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  1. drinnovation

    drinnovation EREV for EVER!

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    I like it when they do educate me, but I can still still thank them when they try but don't.
  2. dbcassidy

    dbcassidy Toyota Hybrid Nation, 5 Million Strong

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    Yes, "thanks" is better than "like" , but, then again "like" is a lot better than "hate".

    DBCassidy
  3. RRxing

    RRxing Active Member

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    I hate "like." Thanks. :confused:
  4. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    and thanks is better than no thanks.:)
  5. Danny

    Danny Admin/Founder Staff Member

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    I hear you guys. I'll be implementing a system soon that will give many more options - in fact, we can tailor it to be whatever we want. So... what would you guys like to see?
    • Thanks
    • Like
    • Dislike
    • Add it to the wiki!
    • Informative
    • Wrong
    • ?
    • ?
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  6. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    yes.:)
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  7. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Nadir of Wrongness

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  8. RRxing

    RRxing Active Member

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    Thanks, Danny - I can calm down now... :p
  9. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

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    +1.

    I also have a real problem with "follow", "following" and "follower". I can't even remember what it was with the old software now, but it was better than that.
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  10. Rokeby

    Rokeby Member

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    +1 on Change from "Like," to "Thanks."

    Personally, I think that there is danger to adding negative buttons, especially
    "Wrong."

    Sometimes it takes a back and forth exchange to clarify exactly what a poster
    is trying to communicate. "Wrong" is a strong, 'red flag' statement loaded with
    emotion. To be meaningful it needs to be supported by some explanation,
    clarification, additional data, etc.

    I feel that being able to just click "Wrong" discourages communication, and would
    create and inflame bad feelings.



    '
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  11. dbcassidy

    dbcassidy Toyota Hybrid Nation, 5 Million Strong

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    "Yes" and "Thanks"

    DBCassidy
  12. hyo silver

    hyo silver Awaaaaay

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    I don't see a need for Priuschat to be more like Facebook.

    There wasn't a lot wrong with 'thanks'. 'Like' doesn't seem an entirely suitable replacement. Maybe 'agree' and 'disagree' could work, with a net tally to show a post's popularity, or lack thereof.

    I'm not keen on the 'followers' idea, either. 'Friends' sounds much better, and is more accurate.

    All in all, Danny, it's hard to please everyone, even some of the time. But 'thumbs up' for trying. :)
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  13. ChinchillaGirl

    ChinchillaGirl OrcaCar

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    Thank you for working on irt- I also would prefer Thanks, as well as the more neutral "Agree" and "Disagree". Is there some option such as "Can we get independent confirmation?" for those things that may not feel right, but could be (acknowledging the limits of my knowledge of all things, but sometimes the gut says something...)
  14. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    can we get more smilies?:)
  15. ProximalSuns

    ProximalSuns Senior Member

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    "Recommend" and no negatives, too much opportunity for mischief there.

    "Like" works pretty good
  16. ultraturtle

    ultraturtle Newb

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    Thanks for addressing this. In my opinion:
    • Fewer options are better, so as not to water down their usefulness
    • Options should not be too similar
      • Don't offer both "Like" and "Thanks", just one
      • Don't offer both "Informative" and "Add it to the wiki"
    • As others have recommended, no negatives
    Suggest simply "Thanks", "Add it to the wiki" and perhaps "Make this a sticky"
  17. Stev0

    Stev0 Honorary Hong Kong Cavalier

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    Whether it's Like (Facebook), Thumbs Up (YouTube), Upvote (reddit), +1 (Google+), or Thank (old-school PriusChat), it all means the same damn thing. I'm more worried about people abusing the word "literally", and even that doesn't matter.
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  18. Rebound

    Rebound Senior Member

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    I'm all, like, liking the Like, it's totally, you know, like, liking it. Thanks is like, not like Like at all, it's all, like, not all that at all.

    Like, you know what I'm like sayin?
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  19. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

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    Like, I don't get it.
  20. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

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    Like, I don't get it.
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