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Ravelry.com's forums use little buttons under the forum posts. (I've seen these on one other forum and also on a blog service, but ravelry is the first place I saw the use of buttons):

 

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When you read the post you can click one or more of them to signify your opinion without having to be write anything, like so:

educational (1) interesting (1) funny (1) agree (1) disagree (1) love (1)

 

Comes in handy if all you want to indicate is "me too" (agree, disagree) or thank you (love) or I feel your pain (love), or that was funny/hilarious (funny), etc.

 

It's like taking a mini poll. I bet there are plenty of lurkers who are not verbose but would like to leave their opinion on a subject.

 

Here's an example of a post:

 

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So what do people think? Would it be a fun and useful edition to the forums?

 

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So what do people think? Would it be a fun and useful edition to the forums?

 

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Replying to my own post but I thought I'd add a comment....

I'm not crazy about the love button -- I'd change it to something else that encompasses thanks/I feel your pain/you deserve a hug. One site I know of uses the word hug. But I wonder if there's a better word.

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So what do people think? Would it be a fun and useful edition to the forums?

 

74298lg.jpg

Replying to my own post but I thought I'd add a comment....

I'm not crazy about the love button -- I'd change it to something else that encompasses thanks/I feel your pain/you deserve a hug. One site I know of uses the word hug. But I wonder if there's a better word.

 

NO NO NO....

I don't let people hug me unless I want to hug them.

People can love me all they want, but hugging.....ewwwwwww

 

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So what do people think? Would it be a fun and useful edition to the forums?

 

74298lg.jpg

Replying to my own post but I thought I'd add a comment....

I'm not crazy about the love button -- I'd change it to something else that encompasses thanks/I feel your pain/you deserve a hug. One site I know of uses the word hug. But I wonder if there's a better word.

 

Instead of Love, how about Empathy?

 

(and, just for the record, I don't want to hug bittsen... not with an avatar like that... not warm and fluffy enough. :( )

 

MrsB

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You know, polls went away for a reason.

 

I didn't realize that we once had polls. Why did they go away?

 

People like me posted polls that showed the unpopularity (is that even a word? lol) of some aspects of TPTB's decision making in the guidance of the geocaching community as it pertains to this site. :laughing:

 

It's allll water under the bridge. I got my mind right, don't run no mo, an I ain't hadta spend a night in the box in awhile. :yikes::huh:

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The truth is, they were being abused. Every few days, someone would start a "do you like polls" poll, or other such garbage they thought was original and funny, but was neither. And after you saw the 5,000th "garmin or magellan" poll, you'd want to whack the poster in the head with a real pole.

 

Good riddance, AFAIC.

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