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Posted: 03 January 2011 at 3:13pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by xobile

Just returned from a shokh sabha. Death is so confusing :(


I'm sorry! :(

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Posted: 03 January 2011 at 3:14pm | IP Logged
I didn't know that the like button or the hall of fame was causing this much trouble. I had no idea actually. That's weird. I don't remember ever checking the hall of fame - who cares? I barely ever  use the like button anyways. If I appreciate someone's post, I show that by replying. Whatever, I guess. Everything is always some kind of popularity contest!
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Posted: 03 January 2011 at 3:21pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades

I'm not sure what the new 'likes' rule is. Perhaps because I'm one of those people who has never paid much attention to the like button. I'm guilty of not hitting it even when I appreciate people's posts.

 

The problem with IF is we have way to many teenagers (and older too) who take likes, Hall of Fame etc way too seriously. The original purpose of likes (at least in my perception) was just something lighthearted. A way to show agreement, appreciation, thanks etc in one simple click. Instead of several just to say thanks or I agree or I enjoyed  or I laughed things like that you could just click like. It was never meant to be a popularity contest or a means to show some members superior or better than others. Hall of Fame or most liked people did reflect the most popular or respected members, but it was not intended to be an hierarchy.

 

For some reason this whole system was taken out of hand by some people. Members would get their whole gangs to come like their posts. They would create MID etc to like posts. Some would even spam, open repetitive topics just so that there were more posts of theirs to be liked. In some sections it was literally war between rival factions or fan groups to get their people most liked and somehow prove the assertion that their group/people mattered more.

 

I don't know the whole background behind this rule change, but I've seen plenty of PMs about how to be on HOF or why some people on HOF. I'm sure the site admin probably got bombarded with a ton more complaints and made a change. There is no foolproof system and no system where everyone will be happy. I've seen various systems tried out on various sites and invariably some whiny group or another finds issue with the system.

 

Anyway, I bet the new system is annoying for members who are not into these like wars and just want to hit like for appreciation. Seems like there are other glitches too. Hopefully, they can make something more sensible and fix the glitches so that its not so annoying. I remember the spam alert was also a pain when it was first put in. Let's see how it goes. IMHO it might make sense to remove HOF completely and just let members hit like in appreciation.


I can imagine the admins being bombarded with PM's regarding the HOF system and how to get yourself on there but to think that this was the solution they came up with? At the moment the HOF is completely dominated by Geet forum members which is expected as it's the most active forum on IF but so what? Get rid of HOF..it doesn't prove anything at all. Even within the forum there are 2 groups of people that absolutely hate each other. Why does it matter how many 'likes' you have on an online forum? I don't know what satisfaction people get out of being popular with a group of people who barely know anything about you. I don't mind the 'like' button though, especially for people who regularly put up written updates, upload videos or write FF's. 

One 'like' per topic doesn't make any sense, especially when each topic is kept open till it reaches 150 pages.
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Posted: 03 January 2011 at 3:31pm | IP Logged
Dia, so if I like your post once in this chat thread I can't like it again? And is the Geet section the new DMG section now? I remember hearing stories about how that section was always a war zone.
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Posted: 03 January 2011 at 3:34pm | IP Logged

Woah people take that stuff way too seriously.

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Posted: 03 January 2011 at 3:35pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by hindu4lyf

I can imagine the admins being bombarded with PM's regarding the HOF system and how to get yourself on there but to think that this was the solution they came up with? At the moment the HOF is completely dominated by Geet forum members which is expected as it's the most active forum on IF but so what? Get rid of HOF..it doesn't prove anything at all. Even within the forum there are 2 groups of people that absolutely hate each other. Why does it matter how many 'likes' you have on an online forum? I don't know what satisfaction people get out of being popular with a group of people who barely know anything about you. I don't mind the 'like' button though, especially for people who regularly put up written updates, upload videos or write FF's. 

One 'like' per topic doesn't make any sense, especially when each topic is kept open till it reaches 150 pages.


Honestly, I could care less either way.

I'm not trying to justify the system or explain away the admin actions at all. Just my personal perception/observation on this like fiasco since inception.

Bottom line - IF has a ton of immature members who will make every little thing into an issue and make it harder on others.

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Posted: 03 January 2011 at 3:36pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Dia, so if I like your post once in this chat thread I can't like it again? And is the Geet section the new DMG section now? I remember hearing stories about how that section was always a war zone.


Nah nothing beats DMG. There was some DMG/BB crossover issues. You were MIA during all that fun. I wonder if Meena knows how many PMs I got about her. LOL
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Posted: 03 January 2011 at 3:38pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades

Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Dia, so if I like your post once in this chat thread I can't like it again? And is the Geet section the new DMG section now? I remember hearing stories about how that section was always a war zone.


Nah nothing beats DMG. There was some DMG/BB crossover issues. You were MIA during all that fun. I wonder if Meena knows how many PMs I got about her. LOL


Oh yeah, I saw that Meena had been instigating with some topic she had created. She PMed me about it, but I never got around to checking it out. I forgot you were mod there. LOL

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