We don't like "Like"

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

  1. drinnovation

    drinnovation EREV for EVER!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    2,027
    586
    CO
    Vehicle:
    Other Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    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

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    1,355
    220
    Middlesex County, MA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Yes, "thanks" is better than "like" , but, then again "like" is a lot better than "hate".

    DBCassidy
     
  3. RRxing

    RRxing Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    954
    360
    Long Island, NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    I hate "like." Thanks. :confused:
     
  4. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    27,042
    4,644
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    and thanks is better than no thanks.:)
     
  5. Danny

    Danny Admin/Founder
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2003
    6,426
    1,143
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    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
    • ?
    • ?
     
    ultraturtle and dustoff003 like this.
  6. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    27,042
    4,644
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    yes.:)
     
    jstraw20 likes this.
  7. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Nadir of Wrongness

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    8,124
    2,496
    Greenwood MS USA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
  8. RRxing

    RRxing Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    954
    360
    Long Island, NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    Thanks, Danny - I can calm down now... :p
     
  9. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    7,455
    1,431
    Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    +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.
     
    dustoff003 likes this.
  10. Rokeby

    Rokeby Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    3,006
    688
    Ballamer, Merlin
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    +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.



    '
     
    ftl likes this.
  11. dbcassidy

    dbcassidy Toyota Hybrid Nation, 5 Million Strong

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    1,355
    220
    Middlesex County, MA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    "Yes" and "Thanks"

    DBCassidy
     
  12. hyo silver

    hyo silver Awaaaaay

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    15,164
    1,408
    off into the sunset
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    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. :)
     
    dustoff003 likes this.
  13. ChinchillaGirl

    ChinchillaGirl OrcaCar

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    157
    69
    SJ/SC Commuter
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Four
    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

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    27,042
    4,644
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    can we get more smilies?:)
     
  15. ProximalSuns

    ProximalSuns Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    1,882
    16
    PNW
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    "Recommend" and no negatives, too much opportunity for mischief there.

    "Like" works pretty good
     
  16. ultraturtle

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    108
    69
    Peachtree City, GA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    7,108
    1,060
    Northampton, MA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    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.
     
    xpcman and xs650 like this.
  18. Rebound

    Rebound Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    1,921
    584
    SF Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    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?
     
    Stev0 likes this.
  19. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    7,455
    1,431
    Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    Like, I don't get it.
     
  20. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    7,455
    1,431
    Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    Like, I don't get it.