..to think there should be a facebook style "like" button on Mumsnet??

(48 Posts)
oaks2012 Wed 03-Apr-13 18:38:15

I read a lot more on mumsnet than I post.. And this is probably the only place on the internet that really makes me laugh..

I find my sarcy comments never go down very well on facebook (or in real life may I add) - yet this place is full of comments much, much wittier than anything I could come up with.. And I would just like to be able to hit a little like button under the comment to show my appreciation, as I dont feel I can add to a thread: "mumsnetusername that was really funny and made everyone in the room look over at me because I snorted like a pig" everytime something makes me "laugh out loud"..

redlac Wed 03-Apr-13 18:40:51

I'd vote for that ONLY if there was a Dislike Button and You're Talking Shite button

EdithWeston Wed 03-Apr-13 18:42:02



Why won't this idea, rejected so many times, JUST GO AWAY.

(I don't often shout, and do actually rejoice at the cyclical repetitiveness of some posts being a feature of the site. But this is just too much, really, please no, never again, WIBBLE)

I would hate that, people will just 'like' instead of posting their own view, its a chat forum and a like button would detract from that imo.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 03-Apr-13 18:43:18

Oaks, post what you said - that would be just great!

LineRunner Wed 03-Apr-13 18:45:20

oaks, just post a post on the thread.

MissAnnersley Wed 03-Apr-13 18:45:51

I need the You're talking shite button today.

Otherwise no thanks to the like button.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Still18atheart Wed 03-Apr-13 18:46:44

I like that idea.

but there be a dislike button too

redlac Wed 03-Apr-13 18:46:46

The You're Talking Shite button would be well used over the last couple of days

mmmuffins Wed 03-Apr-13 18:48:48


usualsuspect Wed 03-Apr-13 18:50:45

Just use a grin on the thread if someone makes you laugh

ShowOfHands Wed 03-Apr-13 18:51:37

No, no and thrice no.

Use your words OP.

And no to quoting while we're at it. Or anything else new.

"Poster X makes a smashing point"

"I'm inclined to agree with poster y's super post"

For example.

ShowOfHands Wed 03-Apr-13 18:52:47

And here's how to quote a poster...

"ShowOfHands, Every Day

Bono is a twat"

True story Showy.

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 03-Apr-13 18:52:58

I thought it'd be a good idea when I first joined. Then, after many (many many, sorry) threads about it, I realise it probably wouldn't work, and would stunt conversational flow.

Also, there are some real twats on here who would really get off on seeing how many likes their 'amazing, hilaire' comments got.

oaks2012 Wed 03-Apr-13 18:54:00

BeerTricksPotter - I now want to do a silent thumbs up when someone says something I find funny. Its creepy. I want to make my friends feel awkward by doing something creepy.......... smile

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

oaks2012 Wed 03-Apr-13 18:58:33

<silently thumbs up at screen>

zwischenzug Wed 03-Apr-13 18:59:33

On other forums with similar features I've witnessed how posters who get a lot of 'likes' let it go to their head, and use their status and online 'reputation' go round talking utter factually inaccurate bollocks whilst the majority of the forum members just accept it unquestioningly. One good thing about this forum is that everybody is more or less equal and correct but unpopular views cannot simply be written off with a bunch of 'dislikes' and popular but idiotic views voted up.

MardyBra Wed 03-Apr-13 19:01:38

I say no to Like Button because:

a) It would turn MN into a popularity contest and everyone would like Hecate's posts

b) It would discourage actual posting and debate

c) It's lazy

d) I fucking hate the Facebook mentality

MardyBra Wed 03-Apr-13 19:02:15

e) It would lead to even more of a ganging-up mentality on AIBU thread.

MardyBra Wed 03-Apr-13 19:02:47

f) Posters whose comments are not liked would get upset.

MardyBra Wed 03-Apr-13 19:03:19

g) I would rather people said why they like a post.

Ledkr Wed 03-Apr-13 19:03:26

I don't get the like thing tbh. Since when do we have to tell everyone we like something. What's wrong with just liking something internally!!!

hedgefund Wed 03-Apr-13 19:04:19

like the daily mail website? though that was hated on here today

Here we go again...

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TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 03-Apr-13 19:09:42

What MardyBra said. Especially (a).

MardyBra Wed 03-Apr-13 19:11:34

You see. If there was a like button, Doctrine could have just liked my post. But she qualified it by saying which bit she liked - which was much more useful.

MordecaiAndRigby Wed 03-Apr-13 19:11:53

I'm loving the thumbs up idea actually.

Next time I'm out (fucking Take That tribute band... hmm) i'm going to do the creepy thumbs up when someone is amusing.

MardyBra Wed 03-Apr-13 19:11:58

Thank you Doctrine. I like your post too.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MordecaiAndRigby Wed 03-Apr-13 19:18:29

I'd get terribly upset if not enough people acknowledged my incredibly witty comments on a thread though...

I'd then constantly refresh seeing if more people had clicked "like"

I'd then ignore my children and the housework even more, then my marriage and family would break down AND IT WOULD BE ALL MUMSNET'S FAULT.

MordecaiAndRigby Wed 03-Apr-13 19:19:11

Beer grin

Ledkr Wed 03-Apr-13 19:20:22

When someone (an adult) says to me "it got liked on FB" or similar I suddenly feel as if their maturity has reduced by around twenty years.

aquashiv Wed 03-Apr-13 19:23:05

God No then we wouldnt have the hilarious knee jerk comments that makes this place oh so special.
We would be liking jabba the hut stylee

Booyhoo Wed 03-Apr-13 19:24:10

i'd far rather know that your were causing a scene by snorting like a pig grin than just see 37 anonymous 'likes' under a post.

the comments/responses to each other is what makes MN so bloody funny in the first place. if people just 'liked' rather than told us they'd wet their knickers laughing then it'd be really dull imo.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Apr-13 19:25:04

Only the very dull and uninteresting need a "like" button.

oaks2012 Wed 03-Apr-13 19:25:45

BeerTricksPotter - I now have an UNBELIEVABLE urge to stalk you on mumsnet and keep giving your posts the silent thumbs up...

oaks2012 Wed 03-Apr-13 19:26:48

soupdragon -- this means I must be dull and uninteresting.. True to form, I wont reply with a witty comeback.. I shall just accept it and hang my head.

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 03-Apr-13 20:08:31

See like now, nobody has acknowledged my comments, and that's fine. BUT, if every comment except mine had little thumbs up next to it I would feel sad.

Instead I just feel ready for my curry. Cheers DP.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Fri 05-Apr-13 21:41:27

I think it's far nicer to take a moment to say to someone - actually, I really like what you said there -

Rather than click a like button. I think it would feel more personal.

And make up for all the times you get told you're a total prat talking out of your arse! grin

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 05-Apr-13 21:56:14

Mmm, curry


How's that, JCP?

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 05-Apr-13 21:56:57

I agree with Hecs


TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 05-Apr-13 21:58:30

Only if we get a 'FuckWit' button too.

MisterUdagawa Fri 05-Apr-13 22:03:53

Agree. No. Fuck off with that idea.

I wouldn't like it. Would make MN less of a chat forum and more like FB. One FB is absolutely enough.

<likes Hec's post> grin

Ha, OP, I love the idea of you stalking Beer and giving her the silent thumbs up. Like a silent, creepy internet Fonz.

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