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Like vs Thank? Also, Dislike? (Post Quality)

Located in Frequently Asked Questions, started by Sherbeeny, Jun 27, 2015

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  1. Sherbeeny

    Sherbeeny Established Member

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  2. Nick

    Nick TLD.PARTNERS VIP

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    If you find a post helpful, thanks.
    If you agree with someone, like.
     
  3. DigitalUnleash

    DigitalUnleash Established Member

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    'Thanks' feel like more of a rarity than 'likes', people throw likes around casually.
     
  4. 4Lseller.com

    4Lseller.com Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Say thank if you got helped and click like if feel good with a post.
     
  5. yogiDomain

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    I dont see that button here !! ;) :D
    Or i just lick my screen
     
  6. D Haynes

    D Haynes Top Contributor VIP

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    Lol lick is a different kind of site altogether!
     
  7. 4Lseller.com

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  8. yogiDomain

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    well that typo made me go rofl.
    thanks i had a good laugh.
     
  9. 4Lseller.com

    4Lseller.com Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Lol yogi ko sambhogi thoughts? :D
     
  10. accelerator

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    I appreciate likes more, purely because they show next to my avatar when posting, whereas thanks don't.
     
  11. Nerevar

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    I think that "thanks" are added to "likes" for that purpose, and the number shown is their sum. Can anybody confirm that?
     
  12. briguy

    briguy Guru In Remission! VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    And that why you have the cleanest computer screen" on Namepros...I can't see cause mine is filthy..

    I, generally "thank"when someone post something that make me laugh or informative/helpful
     
  13. N-A

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    Confused on which of these posts to like, or thank... ;)
     
  14. DomainVP

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    I appreciate both, but my heart really yearns for a 'dislike'.
    They are so rare and majestic.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. S-B

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    If disliking indiscriminately wasn't against the rules, I would be the king of dislikes. :P
     
  16. 4Lseller.com

    4Lseller.com Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    lol you already got a dislike on this post :laugh:
     
  17. RJ

    RJ Domain Buyer PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Can confirm, yes, Likes and Thanks are added together for that stat. Just tested it on your post.
     
  18. N-A

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    Can confirm that this is true, except they are separated in the 'Top Members' for most likes given and received, as well as most thanks given and received. See: Top Members
     
  19. RU

    RU I'm out of domaining. ~Russel VIP

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    looks like @iowadawg the namePros baron
     
  20. iowadawg

    iowadawg Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The Bacon Baron has a new title:
    The NamePros Baron....
    Hahahahhahaha....
    I like that one!

    Weird, NamePros Baron is disallowed.
    So I had to go to Name Pros Baron
     
  21. Likes are meant to express:
    • Positive acknowledgement of a post
    • You agree with something in the post
    • You enjoyed some part (or all) of the post
    • You found the post pleasant or attractive
    • You want or desire something in the post
    • You think the post is good or excellent
    • You prefer posts like this
    • Etc.
    Thanks are meant to express:
    • Thankfulness that it was posted or shared
    • The post is useful
    • You found it helpful
    • You are grateful for the post (expresses gratitude)
    • You believe it will be helpful to others
    • You appreciate their contribution(s)
    • Etc.
    There is overlap in certain situations, and when that happens, choose whichever you lean toward the most.

    Note: Both Likes and Thanks are counted as Likes in the statistics.

    Here are some reasons someone might Dislike a post:
    • The post is not useful
    • They disagree with it
    • They disapprove of it
    • They are displeased with it
    • They don't recommend reading it (i.e., thumbs down, downvote, or vote down)
    • It contains content that the member doesn't like to see
    • It violates the rules (e.g., spam)
    • It's negative
    • It's rude, disrespectful, or offensive
    • It's too wordy or long
    • It provides no value to the conversation (e.g., a post that says, "Hmm" and nothing else)
    • It lacks depth or cohesion
    • It's off topic
    • It appears to have a hidden agenda (ulterior motive)
    • It's factually inaccurate or misleading
    • It's about something sad (e.g., the passing of a beloved pet)

    The Post Quality System (Likes, Dislikes, and Thanks) is designed to provide subtle feedback to members on the content they're producing, and then they can decide to post more content like that or change their posting habits accordingly.

    Note: Reactions are used in discussions, appraisals, contests, etc. Sometimes, these reactions are used for less obvious reasons such as "like this post if you think I should accept the offer, or dislike this post if you think I should decline the offer."
     
  22. Anees Ahmad

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    @Eric Lyon

    Hi,
    Among like and share, which one do you think is superior?
    In other words, If someone posted in my thread or replied me on someone else's thread and I found it less helpful to me and to others but I want to express my gratitude out of politeness, which one should I use?

    I think Like > Thank.
     
  23. I may be biased but share is best because then it helps bring the attention of the community to more people outside of NamePros and grows the community to be even stronger and more useful for all.

    I believe many members use "Thanks" for this person because you can be thankful for lots of things: their time, their input, their ideas, their candor, etc.

    I don't think "like" or "thank" is better. They're both treated as +1 on NamePros. From my observations, "like" is used more often to agree with a post and "thanks" is used when you may not agree but you're glad they posted.

    Keep in mind that members can use "like" and "thank" for any reason as long as they don't abuse them. ;)

    Hope that helps,
     
  24. Anees Ahmad

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    @Eric Lyon Thanks.

    I guess I should use thanks in this case and like when I agree with the post or when I think it's useful.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2019
  25. There will be overlap sometimes when you both agree with a post and are thankful for it, so which you choose is just a matter of preference. In those cases, many users tend to choose "like" since it's more common/popular across other social media sites, but you could do something different, such as choose the one that has the least on the post so far to give it more variety (E.g. if 5 likes and 10 thanks, give it another like so there will be 6 likes and 10 thanks). Or flip a coin. ;)
     

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