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comment “Likes” vs “Vote Up” For Sharing Content
"Promote" is definitely an interesting one- I'll keep that in mind. For the most part I think that downvotes from a UX perspective works for certain sites but can discourage some users from posting.
Oct
31
comment “Likes” vs “Vote Up” For Sharing Content
Yeah, my only real concern is the connotation between "like" and "vote". One example of this problem is how Facebook's news feed is driven by likes & comments. Sometimes something that should be shared won't be 'liked' (because of disapproval or whatever) but will be heavily commented on- meaning it gets a lower rank than it might otherwise warrant but is still very interesting content.
Oct
31
comment “Likes” vs “Vote Up” For Sharing Content
Good point, though I do believe HN is one of the few sites that uses upvotes only. I'm definitely using symbols like Myrddin mentions, but I'm not sure what it should be referred to (like = heart, or vote = uparrow and so on).
Oct
31
comment “Likes” vs “Vote Up” For Sharing Content
Yeah, I'll definitely be using symbols. I'm just trying to figure out what it should be referred to (likes would be hearts, an upvote would be an up arrow).
Oct
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