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Poll Results: What should we name the Reputation feature?

 
  • 29% (25)
    Kudos
  • 59% (51)
    Thumbs-up
  • 11% (10)
    Other (please post your suggestion)
86 Total Votes  
post #21 of 65
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Originally Posted by A&A View Post

Ha!

I think we should call it "cred."
Yeah, I like that. Or simply "credit."
post #22 of 65
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Originally Posted by Smokering View Post
 
Reputation always struck me as a bit sinister - it made me wonder what kind of reputation, and whether it was being whispered about the water cooler.

 

Hahaha - yeah, same here. 

 

If the sentence structure can't change, maybe it could be "a like"? As in "Kitchensqueen gave you a like on your post...." I just think that "like" is the most accurate way to describe the intent of the feature. 

post #23 of 65
Thread Starter 

Yes, "a like" is possible. Who else likes "a like" more than "thumbs up" or "kudos"?

post #24 of 65
I like "a like" better because it's more straightforward - kudos is just a strange word and thumbs up is so cheesy. They both seem too contrived. Not that it really matters all that much smile.gif
post #25 of 65
My first vote is for "mad props" and I would love the "grudging agreement" option to be available too. My second choice is "a like".
post #26 of 65
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Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher View Post

Yes, "a like" is possible. Who else likes "a like" more than "thumbs up" or "kudos"?
Of those three choices, I like "a like" the best. For the same reasons Jennyanydots stated.
post #27 of 65
"A like" works for me. Nice and simple without odd connotations.
post #28 of 65
Thread Starter 

Well darn. I wish I could get everyone back to vote on our top four now! Should we run another poll? As it stands "thumbs up" is winning in the poll so we'd need at least 34 people to vote for "a like" or "mad props" 

post #29 of 65

"A like" sounds too similar to "alike."  So I find it confusing.  

post #30 of 65
Thread Starter 

Good point A&A. thumb.gif

post #31 of 65
I like "a like." With the widespread familiarity with Facebook, I don't imagine that many people would misinterpret a sentence such as, "Limabean gave you a like for your comment in Parenting" as anything other than intended. Even my DH who has never been on FB in his life knows what a "like" is and wouldn't confuse it with "alike."
post #32 of 65
Thread Starter 

Also a good point, limabean. Thanks!

post #33 of 65
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Originally Posted by limabean View Post

I like "a like." With the widespread familiarity with Facebook, I don't imagine that many people would misinterpret a sentence such as, "Limabean gave you a like for your comment in Parenting" as anything other than intended. Even my DH who has never been on FB in his life knows what a "like" is and wouldn't confuse it with "alike."

 

The only issue is that we need to have an unquantifiable noun, since it will be used in different areas of the site, not just in the copy used in the email notification. That's because the system was built to work with the word "Reputation" which is unquantifiable. If we used "A Like" - the sentence in the email notification would sound correct, but other instances on the site where this information would show up (e.g. user postbit or user profile) would look weird, as it will also say "A Like" instead of the more correct Likes or Kudos or Reputation. 

post #34 of 65
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the clarification Monica. So it would show as "150 A Likes" in the postbit or profile?

post #35 of 65
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

 

Hahaha - yeah, same here. 

 

If the sentence structure can't change, maybe it could be "a like"? As in "Kitchensqueen gave you a like on your post...." I just think that "like" is the most accurate way to describe the intent of the feature. 

 

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Originally Posted by limabean View Post

I like "a like." With the widespread familiarity with Facebook, I don't imagine that many people would misinterpret a sentence such as, "Limabean gave you a like for your comment in Parenting" as anything other than intended. Even my DH who has never been on FB in his life knows what a "like" is and wouldn't confuse it with "alike."

 

 

I like likes. :)

post #36 of 65

If you wanted a word that sounds similar to reputation, you could call it recognition.

post #37 of 65
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Originally Posted by Monica S View Post

The only issue is that we need to have an unquantifiable noun, since it will be used in different areas of the site, not just in the copy used in the email notification. That's because the system was built to work with the word "Reputation" which is unquantifiable. If we used "A Like" - the sentence in the email notification would sound correct, but other instances on the site where this information would show up (e.g. user postbit or user profile) would look weird, as it will also say "A Like" instead of the more correct Likes or Kudos or Reputation. 
In that case, I like mad props the best again.
post #38 of 65

Kudos is good, or "cookies" ;) I always like to get cookies.

post #39 of 65
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Originally Posted by Cathlin View Post

Kudos is good, or "cookies" ;) I always like to get cookies.

Except the term "cookies" already has a specific meaning on the internet.

post #40 of 65

I liked "a like" until it was mentioned that it wouldn't be grammatically correct in other instances on the site so I'm back to "thumbs up" as I've never been a fan of the word "kudos" I don't know what it is about that word that just makes me want to scream shy.gif

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