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A Very Bad Move

It looks like this Forum it trying to mimic some of the less worthy sites such as Farcebook...

Why the hell have these been introduced?

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The absolutely wonderful thing with this forum is the willingness of people to contribute in a very positive sense. Establishing a "Ranking" system like this will only discourage some people from contributing if they have few "endorsements" when compared with others. This is the absolutely last thing this site needs. May I recommend that the Administrators look into the psychology of this action and the fantastic culture this forum already has.

NOT A SMART MOVE........Please do us all a big favor and dump it.

I have nothing against receiving thanks for helping somebody, but the very last thing I wish is to be "RATED" by the machinery used to communicate.

Just about as smart as determining a persons good character by the number of Farcebook Friends they have......

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agreed.

it turns it into a 'wank' fest

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Let's get this straight, anyone thanking me using a bloody button can **** off.

If the owners of this site persist with this utterly cretinous idea then I demand parity with a "**** off" button too. Now THAT would be a number I'd be proud off and you could all hit that as often as you like!

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Another forum I participate in regularly (unrelated to vehicles) announced the addition of a "Like" button for posts about a year ago. There was much wringing of hands and moaning about how this would ruin everything good about the forum.

The forum survived in spite of a "Like" button and the tenor & content of posts is unchanged.

In spite of everything, I still like Volkswagens.
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I think we're grumpy old men. That said, I'm not a fan of the stroke someone button either.

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Well, I mostly used the iPhone app that is a little out-dated. Still works great. No like button and I 'like' that.

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agreed.

it turns it into a 'w*nk' fest
First of all, my apologies for the language used. A bit harsh.

However, the sentiment is genuine. I also have seen this "Thanks/Like/Reputation" button used on other sites. In less 'mature' communities, it does become a 'circle-jerk' with many of those who regard their 'high' reputation ranking and 'thanks' received as a badge of honour that has vicariously bestowed a hypothetical level of power over forum members.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a quoted post and a simple 'thanks' as genuine feedback for a comment/suggestion well made......unless the forum is pushing the boundaries of the server, and we need to reduce page content/posts. (I doubt it).

Maybe this the "Thanks" button should be explained by Admin/Mods, rather than a 'hate' session continuing to build, with no reasoning for/from the defence.

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Each generation to their own.... Implementing change is always interesting.
I'm indifferent to the use and idea.
We have to look beyond our times and newer gens coming in here to play.....

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Right, you lot can all **** off!

I discovered a new member who has never posted can thank as many people as they like and then go back and unthank them all too!

Bloody stupid idea so I'm going to hit the Thanks key on every single post I read with total and utter insincerity about the whole shitty idea.

Oooh, look, I REALLY enjoyed THIS thread . . .

https://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f6...-a-192857.html

Some time later: Golly gosh, soooo many great posts this morning . . . I'm beginning to think is actually . . . no, it's still a wank fest!

And see how the Thanks line spoils the appearance and the flow too.

Off to offer my Thanks elsewhere now . . .

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