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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:37 pm 
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arks, exactly my thoughts :thumbs_up:

If I would like to share on facebook I would become a member there.

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:01 pm 
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The request for a 'like' button has been misunderstood in my opinion ...

I believe members requested an internal 'like' button next to posts (that is not linked to facebook). So that you could 'like' posts to show your appreciation of the post rather than posting:

"I agree with Salamanda"

or

"Well written post Threedogs"

We want to show our appreciation for individual posts at the click of the button ... we don't want to share forum links on facebook. It is a misleading icon anyhow as it should be the facebook 'share' icon as opposed to the facebook 'like' button

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:05 am 
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I am also AGAINST this Facebook like button.
Agree with various posts and comments made above.

Perhaps SANP should have consulted with the regular users of this Forum before just going ahead and proceeding with this?


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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:40 pm 
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Could I ask the Mods if the response to the FB button is being communicated to the relevant SANParks team? I for one would certainly appreciate a response from them on this matter.


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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:43 pm 
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cheetah2111 wrote:
The request for a 'like' button has been misunderstood in my opinion ...

I believe members requested an internal 'like' button next to posts (that is not linked to facebook). So that you could 'like' posts to show your appreciation of the post rather than posting:


Well said Cheetah :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:05 pm 
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It has and we are hoping to get something up in response soon. Just some technicalities that need to be sorted first.

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
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saraf wrote:
It has and we are hoping to get something up in response soon. Just some technicalities that need to be sorted first.


Many thanks saraf :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
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I don't really understand all this, so don't want to get into a heated debate. I suppose one can just ignore the button - is that right??

I tend to agree with cheetah2111 - in fact, I have often thought a "like" (like a tick) would be a good idea, to save writing a full response to a post, but keeping it within the Forum, on the relevant topic etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:54 pm 
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Not for Facebook but :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:25 pm 
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Hipptrags .. the like button is there and all and sundry can press it so a post you really didn't want to go further than the forum will so the whole wild world can see .. and thts what I am not too happy about. I avoid Facebook like the plague .

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:35 pm 
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I agree with Hugh, I certainly don't want my posts going all over the facebook page, I'm not happy about it at all :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Just to try to clarify.

Your post will not be all over Facebook. What will be on Facebook is a link back to the thread that contains your post on the forum. The only people who will see the link are friends of the person who has linked back. This is no different to anyone logging onto Facebook and linking to a thread in forum.

This happens now, I've done it myself so that my non SANParks-loving friends can see trip reports and the anti-poaching campaigns on here.

This forum is public. There is only one board on here that is restricted to members, Indaba. Anyone at any time can see what you post. And try typing "Kruger National Park" into Google and the third or fourth result will be SANParks.org - the parent website for this forum. We are easily found, we are not an isolated community.

I'm not saying I like it or not, just pointing out the realities.

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:31 pm 
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I like to keep my participation on FB & the forum separate.

I seem to offend people without trying (much :roll: ). I have been unfriended on FB today by a tetchy forumite.

FB needs your name and what is the point of having a forum handle, which for courtesy and good procedure should be used here and not your name, if your name is splashed all around.

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
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saraf wrote:
This forum is public. There is only one board on here that is restricted to members, Indaba.

I know that this is a bit off topic, but just today barryels in a PM told me that the Stiffnecks forum is restricted to forum members only. Is this NOT the case?

And even tho this forum is public, I still totally object to the FB "like" button that might link any post of mine to FB without my wishing it to be "shared" there. It's one thing for someone to read a post of mine on the forum and quite another to have links to it posted on FB. I also think that this detracts from the forum. I, for one, might seriously considered resigning from this forum and requesting that all my posts be deleted rather than having my posts/opinions shared on FB without either my knowledge or my consent.


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 Post subject: Re: Facebook like button
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Bush Baptist wrote:
I like to keep my participation on FB & the forum separate.

I seem to offend people without trying (much :roll: ). I have been unfriended on FB today by a tetchy forumite.

FB needs your name and what is the point of having a forum handle, which for courtesy and good procedure should be used here and not your name, if your name is splashed all around.


Your name won't be splashed around. There will be nothing that is electronically sent from this forum that will link your FB name with your forum name or vice versa. Unless of course you signed up to this forum with your real name.

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