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AddictedGambler
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Could you introduce a like button on people's posts please. I think it would be beneficial for people to believe their posts are being read and are helping people without the need for people to respond. Cheers.

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Posted : 22nd February 2018 6:28 pm
Forum admin
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Hi Addicted Gambler,

Thank you very much for your feedback and suggestion. I have forwarded this to the managers of the Forum for consideration and you will hear back as soon as they had an opportunity to discuss this. In the meantime, I wondered what other Forum members thought of this idea and whether they would find it helpful?

Kind wishes

Gabriele

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Posted : 23rd February 2018 10:49 am
triangle
(@triangle)

Maybe its just me but what's wrong with replying to people and thanking them? Also what would a like button be saying about the post other than a generic like. That being said, it would fit in with our modern way that we are living right now.

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Posted : 24th February 2018 4:10 pm
ODAAT
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I understand the sentiment but for me, getting a ‘like’ would simply serve to inflate my already oversized ego. Liking a post wouldn’t actually be evidence that it is helpful & I think it may even discourage people from bothering to reply, especially, dare I say it, on a site where the majority of people are looking for an easy ‘way out’. I wouldn’t be so against a single read button so the poster knows it has been, but for me, recovery is not a competition & other than the day count which is a very helpful tool I can’t see what purpose this would serve. If I want validation about whether I have been heard & how helpful I am being, I find real life is the best place for that.

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Posted : 24th February 2018 6:22 pm
sjw
 sjw
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Yea, i would also think it could become something people get a little too obsessive and concerned about. I always try to reply where and when i can. Its a forum afterall, replying gives me as much benefit as to the original poster. Though i do understand that to new people it can be off putting to just see your post go unanswered if that was to happen.

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Posted : 24th February 2018 8:45 pm
Mixer
(@mixer)

I have to say I agree with ODAAT and sjwsjw on this one ...

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Posted : 25th February 2018 12:13 pm
Forum admin
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Admin

Dear forum members,

Thanks for sharing your views, I will bring them to the attention of the forum team leader.

Take care,

Forum admin.

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Posted : 25th February 2018 9:10 pm
Forum admin
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Admin

Hello all

Thanks for the suggestion AddictedGambler, and for all the considered replies. We would rather not implement a 'like' button right now as we're concerned that users may find that their self-esteem and sense of security on the forum becomes dependent on getting 'likes'. And on a more practical note our developers have their hands full right now getting our chatroom back online.

It is really good to see suggestions coming in though even if we don't implement them all.

Best wishes

Deirdre
Forum Admin

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Posted : 26th February 2018 4:53 pm
Anonymous
 Anonymous
(@Anonymous)

How about a way to see how many views your post or thread has gotten and not just responses. This way we could feel good that at least it's being read. ? tara2

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Posted : 20th March 2018 10:08 pm
Forum admin
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Admin

Hello tara2,

Thanks for sharing your idea. I'll bring it to the attention of the forum team leader. Other forum members are also welcome to comment on your suggestion.

Take care,

Forum admin.

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Posted : 25th March 2018 5:18 pm
Forum admin
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Admin

Hello Tara2,

Thanks very much for the suggestion. We've given it careful consideration but we've got the same concerns as with the 'likes' idea - that some forum users may find their self-esteem affected by how many times their post had been read.

But we do welcome the suggestions and please keep them coming.

Best wishes

Deirdre
Forum Admin

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Posted : 26th March 2018 10:26 am
Anonymous
 Anonymous
(@Anonymous)

I think that you are correct. tara2

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Posted : 27th March 2018 4:33 pm
eshali
(@eshali)

thanks

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