Originally posted by epiphinehas
It would be great to have a little feedback in the forums, albeit simple feedback. While perusing a thread you will run across a post that resonates with you or you wish to promote, and you'll want to quickly register your approval somehow (the current recommend option doesn't lend itself as readily to this). On such occasions a "like" button would be verall.
Would this be a difficult code to write? If not, please consider it.
Unlike facebook, though, the identity of those pressing the "like" button should remain hidden. People might be more willing to press it. Aesthetically speaking, anonymous input would also give presence to the larger chess community. As I said, there is a stifling sense, at times, that no one else is keeping tabs on the debates except those involved. By affirming the presence of others besides the debaters keeping tabs on the debate a more exciting experience is created. IMHO, in this way an anonymous "like" button could only add to the forum experience.
Obviously, a poster should not be able to "like" his own post....