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Old 01-26-19, 01:50 PM
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"Likes" or "Points" or members

I'd like to offer a suggestion...How about having some sort of "points" for members ? I've seen it in other forums where other members can like other member's posts...Kind of like an appreciation for a post (rather than having to make a reply which can clog up space)...There have been many threads that I have read through as an observer where I would have liked to "like" or "give credit" to some posts which I could not...I would have like to let that person know my apprecciation rather than interrupting the thread with a message for that....Just my 2 cents...thanks, RB
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Old 01-26-19, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by RollingBuffalo View Post
...I would have like to let that person know my apprecciation rather than interrupting the thread with a message for that....Just my 2 cents...thanks, RB
I have found the PM feature to be usefull for this.
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Old 01-26-19, 03:17 PM
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Hmmm... I've been quoted a bunch of times, and mentioned a bunch of times (have the numbers been reset sometime?)

I take those Facebook style "likes" with a grain of salt. Actually, I try to shut off Facebook whenever possible.

Comments are nice (beyond the occasional +1)
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Old 01-26-19, 04:57 PM
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Another site uses "reps" instead of likes or points....similar I guess.
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Old 01-28-19, 03:29 AM
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Likes ... yes. I wish they'd include them.

Points ... no.
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Old 01-28-19, 06:31 AM
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I dunno.
Have a look at the Yahoo answers site.
There, it seems like ”shooting the messenger” is VERY common.
Are we sure we are a so much nicer bunch here?
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Hmmm that's an idea.

Let me think about it.
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Hmmm that's an idea.

Let me think about it.
I'd like this post if I could .... +1 instead
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Originally Posted by RollingBuffalo View Post
I'd like to offer a suggestion...How about having some sort of "points" for members ? I've seen it in other forums where other members can like other member's posts...Kind of like an appreciation for a post (rather than having to make a reply which can clog up space)...

There have been many threads that I have read through as an observer where I would have liked to "like" or "give credit" to some posts which I could not...I would have like to let that person know my apprecciation rather than interrupting the thread with a message for that....Just my 2 cents...thanks,
Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Likes ... yes. I wish they'd include them.

Points ... no.
Apropos of this thread, I once started a now-closed thread, “Bike Forums Hall of Fame.”
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
Whom do you consider to be among the Elder States(people), Gurus. Sages, Authorities…on Bike Forums (and their specialties), worthy of a Hall of Fame?
Originally Posted by CbadRider
These threads have a way of turning south pretty quickly. From past experience, for every positive comment about a member there is usually someone who wants to post a negative comment, and we just don't want to go there.

Thread closed.
Not to nominate myself, or render a self-proposed ”like,” but I have posted on another now-closed thread:
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In the past I have offered IMO several useful suggestions about cycling, particularly for winter and urban cycling, to multiple repetitive threads.

They are usually lost in the morass of often scores of replies, both in agreement and dispute with mine
I thought it would be nice to know, by popular acclaim, just who are the most savvy, knowledgeable, and reliable subscribers to Bike Forums.

After about 10 years here I have my preferences (and my own choices for the ones I consider “pills,” who are nonetheless fun to read).
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… Frankly, now my main enjoyment is reading the personal clashes on the various threads, such as these current ones: "I work with a moron", or ”How often do you check your mirror?.

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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Hmmm that's an idea.

Let me think about it.
Head over to MFP and see what they've got in their forum. Evidently they can change their "like" options to several different things. One of their choices is a little questionable (no one seems sure what it means) but others aren't bad.
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Originally Posted by RollingBuffalo View Post
Another site uses "reps" instead of likes or points....similar I guess.
If it's the forum I'm thinking about, they have felt compelled to modify the reps system because of abuse of "negative" rep points. Likes might get rid of the +1 posts, but I doubt it.
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