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How does Like/Unlike button work?

Discussion in 'First visit? Read this' started by JandJ, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. JandJ

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    I am new to this site. I have just posted on the Delta forum. I pressed the Like button under one of the comments the posting received. The button changed from Like to Unlike. My first thought was that if I push it again it will send an Unlike message, but on reflection, that doesn't seem right. How does the button work?
     
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  2. Carrie Livingston

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    I think, but am not sure, that if you click the unlike, it will just take the "like" away.

    I just tried it on your post and that appears to be what happened.
     
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  3. JandJ

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    OK, thanks very much, I think I get it. It takes the "unlike" away and replaces it with "like." So there really is no "unlike" possibility, which makes sense.
     
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  4. Grant Ritchie

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    Hi JandJ,

    When you click "Like," your Like is registered, and the message "You like this" should appear. I just Liked your last post so you can see what it looks like. The Like button also changes to Unlike, so you can undo your Like if you wish.
     
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  5. JandJ

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    Thanks, Grant,
    I tried the Like and then Unlike on your message and saw the "you like this" go away, so now I understand it. I guess the little thumbs down icon threw me off. I thought it meant I would be sending a thumbs down if I sent it, which is different than just undoing my Like.
    Thanks for taking your time on what is a somewhat inconsequential detail.
     
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  6. jsn55

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    JandJ, this made me laugh out loud. It's like looking at the elevator button and thinking ... if you want the elevator to come down to get you ... so you can go up ... you press down. Yes, you press LIKE and you like it; if you change your mmind, you can press again and UNLIKE it. It is a source of constant amusement to me how to learn all this stuff when we don't have an operator's manual ... you just flay around out there and pretty soon you figure it out. I mean, it took me SIX MONTHS to figure out how to tag someone on FaceBook!
     
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  7. jsn55

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    You're right, there's no "unlike" possibility ... many of us wish there were a "this sucks" or "this guy is nuts" button to push.
     
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  8. Christopher Elliott

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    There's no "unlike" button. If you click like again, it just removes your like.

    This is not the kind of forum where we focus on the negatives. We try to offer positive, helpful advice for consumers.
     
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  9. Grant Ritchie

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    Actually, there is an "Unlike" button. If you click the "Like" button, it's replaced by an "Unlike" button. I made my post about it in answer to a customer's question.

    Grant
     
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  10. Christopher Elliott

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    The "unlike" button only negates your "like" but you can't push it twice and have the post marked "unlike." I guess that's what I was trying to say. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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  11. JandJ

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    I was just trying to find out how to use the website. I wasn't trying to "unlike" any posting. The thumbs down symbol that appeared when I pressed the "like" button confused me. It's all clear to me now.
     
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  12. Christopher Elliott

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    Glad to help. And welcome to the forum!
     
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