How do you feel about the reactions features on TypeDrawers? Reactions includes both the various like/agree/disagree buttons and the abuse flags. They’re really designed to help manage post quality, spam, and abuse on high-volume forums, and I’m not sure that they add much here. How does everybody else feel?
So please add some more :-)
Ray is right about the smileys. I mouse over them to see if someone is agreeing or disagreeing.
Some people use them a lot; some don't. This overemphasizes the opinion of the "heavy users".
Sometimes they make me feel like there is a group of like-minded high school kids, always supporting each other.
I can hardly tell the difference between 'agree' and 'disagree'.
Unfortunately reactions is not a customizable feature; I was just asking about reactions in case everybody hates them and wasn’t saying so.
1. Keep them as is
2. Ditch them entirely.
I ask as there seem to be many “I like them but if you could just…” responses to your original question.
It is too bad these can't be customized. Agree & Disagree do look damn near identical.
My personal opinion: James P. is the owner and moderator here. He runs the board on behalf of the majority of members. To mark his posts with an abuse or troll mark is in itself abusive. As they say, if you do not like it, take a hike. Now, Frode, you and Chris can put the troll marks on this post.
I like reddit's system more: Up, Down and Flag.
I'm not saying that these buttons are perfect, but they are what they are.
Usually I will only comment/respond to posts when I disagree, or feel I can add something new to the discussion. In all other cases I refrain because I feel it’s a waste of time and bandwidth.
Being able to express approval via a simple ‘agree’ mark gives valuable feedback about the quality of a post, and a discussion in general, I think.