Should Thumbs Up Remain Anonymous?

Discussion in 'FirearmsTalk Support and Suggestions' started by Shooter, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    As it is now, members are unable to see who has given them a thumbs up or thumbs down. I have had a couple of people ask to see who is giving them thumbs up. So I turn it over to you guys, do you want to see whose sending them?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I answer with a resounding I dunno'. I guess either way is okay with me.

    I don't use the thumbs down feature, I either post what I think or use the report the post option.

    I do give thumbs up frequently and like the feature.
     

  3. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    To me I'll give a + and don't need to hide. If I have nothing nice to say I should just STFU
     
  4. pandamonium

    pandamonium New Member

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    I say let it be known, I for one would like, in the rare instance I get a thumbs up, to be able to shoot a thanks to the member. If I get a thumbs down, well then I should take a look at my post and ponder...
    Honestly I more often than not forget the feature is there, usually if I agree with a post then I say so right then. I'll use the feature in the future for the thumbs up, if someone needs a thumbs down I isually just ignore the dumbocity.
     
  5. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Are the thumbs up and thumbs down anonymous? I got an email last week with a thumbs up.

    I think we should see the thumbs up and thumbs down responses. I thought it was nice to get a thumbs up last week.

    And if I get a thumbs down it will give me a chance to review the comment I made.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010
  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    It should remain anonymous. I would see a huge amount of lovefest and sucking up if the thumbs-uppers were made public.
     
  7. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    I concur....I do not want to find out that I have been getting the "thumbs up" from the same person all the time, just in case. :(

    Jack
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    This thread is slam full of proctologist jokes.


    EDIT* I just got a "thumbs up" on this post; given the content, i'm not 100% on how to take that.
     
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  9. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    I think proctologists use their fingers, not their thumbs, but I'm not old enough to visit one yet.

    I vote for remain anonymous. We wouldn't want to create a bunch of thumbsuckers would we....
     
  10. UnderFire

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    I've never gotten a "thumbs up" for any of my posts. :(
    But then again, I've never gotten a "thumbs down" for any of my posts either. :D

    Keep it anonymous-
     
  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I probably am old enough, at least physically, but i think i'll pass on that exam. BTW, your two statements together are quite funky. :D
     
  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I think it should be anonymous because then you would get guys giving each other thumbs up for everything they post. Flooding the system.

    For the record I just gave everyone here a thumbs up.
     
  13. GrumpyPine

    GrumpyPine New Member

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    I have to agree with keeping it anonymous. Praise can always be posted as a response in the forum so that everyone can see who enjoys a post.

    If you have spent any time on YouTube you know how a thumbs down can turn into a giant flame war. There is also some sound reasoning why a site like Facebook only has a thumbs up button, and no thumbs down button. Building in negative functionality invites trolls and asinine antics.
     
  14. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    hey, I've gotten some "thumbs up" for my post in this topic...
    who did that :p hahahee

    Keep it anonymous, members can always PM each other about giving out "thumbs up".
     
  15. joshfireart

    joshfireart New Member

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    if only feels like a thumb :(:(
     
  16. TheDaggle

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    What is the thumbs down protocol? Are they intended solely to direct staff attention, or are they for user feedback as well? Since I don't see any on my page, I have to assume they are only visible to the mods :rolleyes:.
     
  17. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Sorry Daggle, I have them on my page. ;) Did you give enough when you became a SM?
     
  18. Jynx

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    I don't think I'd care either way. I've had a 'thumbs up' before, but it was a damn good post... I might've actually given it to myself. I'm narcissistic like that.

    Flip a coin. Seems like the general concensus doesn't care. Only the poster can see who gives them a thumbs up right? I can imagine the few that do care not wanting other people to see.

    Meh. Just roll with it.
     
  19. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I have received a couple thumbs up notifications, would be a bit interested to know from whom. I have no idea how to send one, how one should respond to one (I'd like to thank all the little people behind the scenes...), does a thumbs down mean you should be killed, while a thumbs up means spare you? I guess I just lack couth in the field of electronic communication. Maybe we should have a "Miss Manners" thread or section.
    Actually, we SHOULD have a Miss Manners thread that's one of those at the top so louts like me can learn how to act. Good idea, I'd give myself a thumbs up if I knew how!!
     
  20. dwhawkman

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    Keep it anonymous. :eek: