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Likes - is there anything I can do?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    I see from my summary that I've posted here around 9000 times, and from somewhere seem to have acquired a number of likes. Is that a counter I can control? Can I set it to "0"? As I understand it, a "Like" is a Facebook invention and I do not wish to have anything to do with Facebook. Any ideas?
  2. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    It's simply part of the forum software, nothing you can do about it.
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  3. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Just because a "Like" button is a Facebook invention, or appears to be, doesn't mean that a "Like" button on the AP site has any connection with or to Facebook. See it as a sign of appreciation.
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I see it as a sign that I'm pleasing some people. Balances the unpleasantness from a very tiny minority.
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  5. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I store them up like pirate gold and covet them in the cold, dark reaches of the night!

    Cheers, Jeff

    PS - not really, however I do use them when I either agree with, or approve of something posted.
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just a shame you can't convert them to Nectar points... ;)
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  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    yeah... Like that would benefit a lot (not) on this Forum.
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  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    True. For a start, I would have to get a Nectar card! :rolleyes:;)
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  9. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    I've still got some Green Shield stamps! A whole role of them from the days long ago when we had a petrol station.
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  10. Eye Robot

    Eye Robot Well-Known Member

    Different but similar point.

    There used to be a way of rating a whole thread by giving it stars. I wanted to rate the recent one one about planes in flight and shutter speed as being especially useful, but I couldn't find a way to do it. Has this been removed or have I missed something?
  11. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Different forum software, I don't think this version has that feature.
  12. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    It's nothing to do with Facebook in this instance.

    Also, Facebook didn't have it first, FriendFeed did (before FB acquired FriendFeed). I can't prove it, with 48 seconds of research, but I'm pretty sure there were concepts before FriendFeed for showing approval of content without having to write anything. It's where the +1 emoticon comes from, for a start.

    I don't think there's any way to disable them on an individual basis.
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  13. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Malcolm,

    Of course you could try being so boring that no-one ever likes what you read...

    Merely being unpleasant probably wouldn't suffice because there might be others who like unpleasantness.


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  14. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    The trouble is that he already has 187 "Likes" so no matter how boring his future posts the count wouldn't go back to zero.
  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Well you have now got another 4 likes. Might get some more if you are unlucky!
  16. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Can I have on too? I have never understood them
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  17. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    As far as I can make out, it appears to be a loyalty card where you don't have to be loyal to one particular place. o_O Though Sainsbury's are trying to change that... :rolleyes:
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  18. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Steve I have liked your reply will that get me extra points on my loyalty card that I don't have ??
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  19. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Only virtual ones... ;)
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  20. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    All loyalty card points are virtual
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