Do not like (or dislike)

Have disabled the “Like” comments feature, after previously trying it with Like/Dislike, then disabling Dislike. Few were using it; bit of a waste of time for a site like this I suspect.

Like or dislike a comment? Leave an actual response instead!

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

7 replies on “Do not like (or dislike)”

Better off without it, better to show your opinion by making a comment about it! On the same track, does anyone ever “grade” videos or articles on other sites with the star system? Never bothered with that either, myself!!

I find the concept of like/dislike way too simplistic to be useful.

I may disagree with your comment, but find it highly entertaining so I read it anyway. (Much of what Jeremy Clarkson writes would fall into that category.) So is that “like” or “dislike”? I’d say it deserves a “like”. But if I rate your comment with a “like”, would you then infer from my rating that I agree with you?

If we must have one-click ratings for the lazy or time-poor, rather than comments, then let’s have two types of ratings per comment: “Agree? Y/N” and “Entertained? Y/N”. But then, what if I only partly agree with you? Yes/no is still too simplistic…

All in all, I’d rather respond with a comment.

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