How would others feel if Hanuman was able to add a like button to
each forum post at least on the website, and a go to button on each
email for 'liking' as well.
Please don't turn Orchid into facebook. A "like" button may be nice
for teenagers and on blogs and such, but have you ever seen that
feature actually add a single bit of useful It does not.
Just clutters of the works. Adding links to the email list is even
more problematic, just as would be sending the email list out in HTML
format, as not all mail readers handle HTML equally, increasing the
likelyhood that some readers would then have trouble reading the
messages or using the links. Plus, adding this sort of feature turns
the web site into a considerably more complex type of web page.
Orchid would likely need to add full time programmers. Such features
look simple enough on facebook or on ready made canned blog software,
but adding it to a massive site like Ganoksin that doesn't already
have it, can be a monumental task. And right now, especially
considering the still waterlogged state of affairs around Hanuman's
area of Bangkok, I'd guess he has much more urgent and useful things
to do with his time.
If you like a post, but have nothing to add, then go with that second
instinct. enjoy the post, grin to yourself, and move on. If you've
got something to actually add, then reply. If you want to encourage
the poster but don't want to actually post to the list, you can reply
directly to the poster, off list, with your opinion or support of
criticism, etc. All more useful than clicking "like".
Orchid is about sharing not about cheering on popular
Just my two cents (and perhaps marking me as no longer being a