Originally Posted by Wrebbitrocks
being a facebook user, i think this is genius
theres some funny comments that some people make and i had wished i could like it...and now i CAN!
now if facebook only had a dislike button..... oh the possibilities are endless!
I can understand why both facebook and here don't have a dislike. They think it would mean people using it to be nasty to others. Examples...
"Great News - I'm having a baby"
"I'm so excited my Masdevallia is flowering for the first time".
In both cases allowing a 'dislike' is inappropriate.
However sometimes a dislike is an apropriate responce and a 'like' is inappropriate. Examples...
"My dog had to be put down earlier today"
"My favorite Phalaenopsis has scale"
I believe facebook have resisted the dislike because of the first type of examples, but I'm not sure they have thought through the second type where a like is just as inappropriate.
Maybe when someone posts things they should be able to choose if Like, or Dislike is the apropriate responce... but I don't think anyone would remember to change the setting and it would be more hassle than it's worth.
Anyway... I think it's a great step forward having the like button here