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    "Like" buttons??

    Hmmm, is this my imagination or do I have a secret Forum Genie at work? I recently posted on other thread:

    posts like yours have me wishing there was a "like" button here.
    Now, all of a sudden I see a Facebook "like" button connected with each thread. So first of all, thanks--my wish was your command!

    But my technical question is, isn't this a breach of privacy? Does clicking on the Facebook "like" automatically post the threads on Facebook? If so, that's not what I was thinking.. I was thinking more along the lines of having a "like" button as part of the forum, not part of Facebook. I've been on discussion boards where there are buttons to "like" and "thank" specific posts/posters--but they weren't Facebook "like" buttons.

    I'd like to hear what others think of this as an option. As for me, I don't think I'll do any more posting until they're removed
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    I do not want this board to have any correlation with Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnlaurel View Post
    I do not want this board to have any correlation with Facebook.
    I totally agree
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    That was me playing around this morning. Don't be alarmed, the forum doesn't know the details of anyone's facebook account and therefore cannot interact. I have not enabled the ability to link a Facebook account to anyone's user account. Catherine said she'd like a 'Like' button and I'm simply playing with my limited Genie abilities to see if that wish can be granted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    That was me playing around this morning. Don't be alarmed, the forum doesn't know the details of anyone's facebook account and therefore cannot interact. I have not enabled the ability to link a Facebook account to anyone's user account. Catherine said she'd like a 'Like' button and I'm simply playing with my limited Genie abilities to see if that wish can be granted.
    Thanks for the explanation, Alan! And for your efforts in this regard. I flew the idea up the flagpole once before and it was defeated, so if in your playing Genie you find there is a way to have a like button for specific posts, maybe we should poll the group to get consensus.
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    I took the Like buttons away to prevent unnecessary drama. There are no other Like options built into the platform, so, in the absence of going out to find a plug-in which might do the job, I'll consider this experiment over until such time as a consensus is reached among our members.
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    Probably if it had been called something else, such as a "I totally agree" button (ITA) it would have been gladly accepted. The Facebook stigma killed it.
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    So, will we get a "Nope" button as well? You know I am not a puppies and rainbows kind of person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lily View Post
    So, will we get a "Nope" button as well? You know I am not a puppies and rainbows kind of person.
    Haha! What about a "What an a____ you are!" button? (just kidding of course--Alan, don't get any ideas)
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    Some of the posts here are so well-written and articulate that I have wished for a 'like' button.

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