Why can we not have "like" and "unlike" buttons on HubPages? It will be nice to have this additional feature. Don't you think so?
If you mean for Hubs, you can vote up or down (although the ratings are not shown). For Answers, you can give a thumbs up or down, and your vote will be shown.
Thank you for your reply Jason. The thing is, I noticed that voting up and down affects your hubscore (correct me, if I'm wrong) specially if you have a dissenting opinion. The fact that it is rated. Why not a simple "like" and "unlike" button without any ratings? As well, if you vote up, you cannot retract or withdraw it anymore.
Voting does not effect your hub score, I believe.
Ratings do affect HubScore, but I believe there's some sort of provision on the backend for polemic Hubs that get lots of positive and negative votes.
"A polemic (play /pəˈlɛmɪk/) is a contentious argument that is intended to establish the truth of a specific belief and the falsity of the contrary belief. Polemics are mostly seen in arguments about very controversial topics. The art or practice of such argmentation is called polemics. A person who often writes polemics, or who speaks polemically, is a polemicist or a polemic. The word is derived from the Greek πολεμικός (polemikos), meaning "warlike, hostile", which comes from πόλεμος (polemos), "war"." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polemic
Yep, I learned a new word today. I shall strive to remain non-polemic.
Thank you all for your reply. I was just thinking, it will be nice to simply have a "like" & "unlike" button without actually affecting the hubscore unlike the button for "voting up or down". (:
Thanks for the suggestion, CrisSp. It is appreciated. I would also add that you can use the Hub Feedback (Awesome, Interesting, Beautiful, etc.) to "like" Hubs without impact the Hubscore as voting does.
I would also add that you are encourage to Vote. Good content should be voted up. And bad content, should be voted down and rightfully lower the Hubscore.
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