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Thumbs up button

Postby mud » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:54 am

So far seems all good :)

Would it be possible to put a thumbs up (or recommend) button so that people can find popular posts?

Maybe a ‘random post’ too could be interesting

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Re: Thumbs up button

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:08 am

Greetings,

If the quality of the Dhamma was determined by popular vote, then this may have some practical use.

However, since realistically it's not, this functionality is only likely to create tension and turn the art of posting into a popularity contest.

That said, I don't know how we could do it even if we wanted to... I'm not sure the platform supports it.

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Re: Thumbs up button

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:51 am

retrofuturist wrote:If the quality of the Dhamma was determined by popular vote, then this may have some practical use.

However, since realistically it's not, this functionality is only likely to create tension and turn the art of posting into a popularity contest.

That said, I don't know how we could do it even if we wanted to... I'm not sure the platform supports it.


I agree with retro. Even if it were possible, I would not want it. It could easily turn into an ego event for who has the "most" thumbs up's.

In my e-mail responses to people I have this on my signature line:

"democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch."
Benjamin Franklin


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