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  • #7407
    Tony Koretz
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    Hey folks- I have managed to re-enable the “Like” button. It is actually a third party plugin, and There is an issue with it’s compatibility with a certain part of the WordPress dashboard ( the plugin manager). But I think I have figured out how to get around that issue ( kind of), and so please use the “Like ” button again, and if by chance it disappears for short periods of time, I should be able to get it back up again fairly quickly and we won’t lose any of the Likes that have been clicked. So in other words, the 3500+ “likes” have all been restored.

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    #7469
    Angela Georgantas
    Participant

    I love that button! Thank you for fixing it. 🙂

    #8177
    Tony Koretz
    Keymaster

    Ok – well the Like button is gone again, and unfortunately at this point I can’t fix it. I am disappointed because I really found it great to have….but it’s out of my control unfortunately. There is an alternative Like/rating button that could be installed here – but that costs $96 a year to have on the website, which I think is way too expensive! There is still a “Like” button on the main website pages and posts on the site, just not here in the Forum.

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    #8185
    Tony Koretz
    Keymaster

    OK folks since I have had to ditch that old free “Like Button” because it no longer worked, I have now paid money for a year’s subscription for a new ‘Like button” made by a different plugin company (LIKEBTN.com). So hopefully there won’t be any more problems- except that we have lost all those old “likes” on the Forum. Anyway, please use the new one. I have not enabled the “Dislike” function, only the “Like” function is enabled, but I could add the “dislike” if people here wanted that. Give me your feedback on that here. There is no ‘Love ” option though, just “Like” or “Dislike”

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    #8208
    Angela Georgantas
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    Love the “like” button! I find the “dislike” button to be confusing. Is the person “disliking” the content of the article/video? The comment of the poster? The fact that it was posted at all? That one needs more explanation anyway, so why not post? Just my two cents. Thanks for the button again!

    #8247
    Tony Koretz
    Keymaster

    Love the “like” button! I find the “dislike” button to be confusing. Is the person “disliking” the content of the article/video? The comment of the poster? The fact that it was posted at all? That one needs more explanation anyway, so why not post? Just my two cents. Thanks for the button again!

    My biggest issue about adding a dislike button would be that it could cause discord among people. One thing about this Forum that I love is the sense that everyone here is so respectful of each other. Though I wish more people wold contribute articles and comments, I love the way that those that do post here are all really good genuine people. So it’s great to be able to “Like” stuff, but I am a bit concerned that use of a “Dislike” button could be misunderstood.

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