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  • #72112
    Not Connard Sage
    Not Connard Sage
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    …’Like’ button? Pretty please? Other forums I use have one and the world hasn’t ended yet because of it.

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #72114
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I did consider this, but then worried that people would just click like rather than actually make conversation.

    #72115
    Not Connard Sage
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    A common argument against, I’ll admit. Doesn’t appear to be the case on the other sites I alluded to, but they have more active members than TWW. Which is not a criticism/slight, the other sites are long establish and are aimed at more mainstream subjects than wargaming.

     

    Anyway, you’re the boss. 🙂

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #72117
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Anyway, you’re the boss.

     

    My house, my…

     


    What hast I become.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Mike Mike.
    #72123
    Not Connard Sage
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    Anyway, you’re the boss.

    My house, my… What hast I become.

     

    See? I could have ‘liked’ that instead of typing this nonsense 😉

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #72124
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I’m good if we do have a like button or not. Wink wink.

    #72125

    zippyfusenet
    Participant

    I usually don’t post if my only content is ‘that was nice’. I’d give a ‘like’ way more often than I post.

    You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

    #72142
    irishserb
    irishserb
    Participant

    I’m with Zippy, there are a lot of times that I like/enjoy/appreciate something, but feel silly posting, ” I like your post, but have nothing of substance to add to the conversation”.  I’d be cool with a “like” button to let them know it was read and appreciated.

    PS: Mike, that was pretty funny!

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by irishserb irishserb.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by irishserb irishserb.
    #72185
    Guy Farrish
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    I suppose Mr archaic grammarian is not welcome to mention that ‘hast’ is the second person singular present indicative of ‘to have’?

    As in ‘Thou hast made a right **** up of it’.

    Whereas ‘he hath brought it upon himself by being cheeky to the editor’ 

    and ‘I have sent an apology to Mike for being picky’

    Oh – and as no-one is going to ‘like’ this I am ambivalent towards ‘like’ buttons.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Guy Farrish Guy Farrish.
    #72192
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Liketh.

    #72206
    Darryl Smith
    Darryl Smith
    Participant

    I am with Zippy and Irishserb…my written response rate will be the same (when I am motivated to do do), but having a Like or +1 button would mean I would actually be a bit more involved without having to write a response.

    But it is your house, your…oh wait, I stopped going to that house!

    Buckeye Six Actual
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    #72207
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Trial version installed, once expired it costs money, cough cough…

    #72209
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    I have to say, however, I’m not a fan of the dislike button, especially when it allows for anonymous dislikes.

    It reminds me of a certain stifle count function that used to exist in a certain… ah, screw it, am I allowed to just say TMP? 

    EDIT: Just tested disliking myself. It works.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Rhoderic Rhoderic.
    #72212
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    The dislike button is a worry.

    #72213
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Yeah, the dislike is a terrible idea, it’s one thing to let people indicate they saw something they liked anonymously, the dislike is just a way for people to be nasty with no consequences.

    #72215
    Not Connard Sage
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    Yeah, the dislike is a terrible idea, it’s one thing to let people indicate they saw something they liked anonymously, the dislike is just a way for people to be nasty with no consequences.

     

    I didn’t ask for a ‘dislike’ button. If having ‘dislike’ is the price of having ‘like’ it’s better to ditch the whole thing.

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #72216
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    ta-da

    #72217
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    What he said.

    #72218
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    ah, screw it, am I allowed to just say TMP?

    yes.

    #72221
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    once expired it costs money, cough cough…

    Shag it, then.

    Though if just 4 normal members became sponsoring members, within a year they will have paid for it.
    Just 4 of you….

    <small violin>

    #72225
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Much better.

    I’ve been wondering if it’s possible to become a sponsoring member twice concurrently. I have nothing to advertise so the £5 per month for a trader membership might be a bit much for me as a non-trader, but for the upkeep of a pleasant community that I call home I could certainly go above the measly £1 a month that a single sponsoring membership costs.

    #72226
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Much better. I’ve been wondering if it’s possible to become a sponsoring member twice concurrently. I have nothing to advertise so the £5 per month for a trader membership might be a bit much for me as a non-trader, but for the upkeep of a pleasant community that I call home I could certainly go above the measly £1 a month that a single sponsoring membership costs.

     

    Hmmm the easy way is to set up another account and make it a sponsor, that would do it.
    Or…..  Some sponsors pay their fees in 12 month chunks, always happy to be flexible when it comes to getting money  😀

    #72228
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Ah, ace.

    I have, however, developed a taste for disliking myself now. I think I shall keep doing that, button or no button 

    #72290

    Russell Phillips
    Participant

    Much better.

    I’ve been wondering if it’s possible to become a sponsoring member twice concurrently.

    Mike, would it be possible to set up several types of membership, with different costs? Even if they all had the same benefits, it would make it easy for idiots nice people like Rhoderic to give you more money.

    #72291
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    it would make it easy for idiots nice people like Rhoderic to give you more money.

    No, no, idiots is fine. I’m glad the truth is out 

    #72294
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Hey Rhoderic,

    if you want to send Mike more money why not give a years membership to one of the non sponsering members, who knows maybe after a year he/she may decide they like it and pay for it themself and then you can work on getting someone else hooked.😋

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #72312
    Darryl Smith
    Darryl Smith
    Participant

    I am already a sponsoring member and I appreciate the trial…but it does seem to freeze the page for several seconds while it does its thing!

    Regardless of that hiccup, thank you!

    Buckeye Six Actual
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    #72317
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I am already a sponsoring member and I appreciate the trial…but it does seem to freeze the page for several seconds while it does its thing! Regardless of that hiccup, thank you!

     

    Interesting. It seems ok on my laptop but does indeed freeze my phone a treat. What are you on?

     

    #72322
    Splod
    Splod
    Participant

    ‘Ben likes this’

    *photo of tits*

    Ah, the wonders of technology…

    #72326
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    I noticed when you use the like button a box appears asking if you want to share it, but can’t see a way of actually sharing.  It would be useful for sharing on social media to bring more people to the forum. Well, at least let me tweet topics I am interested in 

    #72334

    Russell Phillips
    Participant

    I am already a sponsoring member and I appreciate the trial…but it does seem to freeze the page for several seconds while it does its thing! Regardless of that hiccup, thank you!

    Interesting. It seems ok on my laptop but does indeed freeze my phone a treat. What are you on?

    It seems to take a while to do its thing on my work machine, too. Didn’t freeze it or anything, but it took several seconds to register the “like”.

    #72335
    Private Snafu
    Private Snafu
    Participant

    Not a fan of the like button.  I like forums because they are different than FB.  You can actually articulate an idea on a forum.

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    #72336
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I noticed when you use the like button a box appears asking if you want to share it, but can’t see a way of actually sharing. It would be useful for sharing on social media to bring more people to the forum. Well, at least let me tweet topics I am interested in

    I did have one for a bit.
    The thing is, every single feature/function adds to the sever demand and things like sharing on social media can be done by simply pasting the link into the social media platform of your choice.

    The like button seems a but laggy for instance..

    #72337
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    Yeah, I noticed the like button was laggy too, but thought it was my WiFi

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