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View Poll Results: What should we name the Reputation feature?
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#1 of 65 Old 06-18-2013, 06:32 PM - Thread Starter
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As mentioned in Thumbs Up and Reputation - What's it all about?, we want to give our "Reputation" feature a different name. Our top choices are "Kudos" and "Thumbs-up" so that when you get an email notification it will say:

 

Cynthia Mosher gave you Kudos for your post in How do you respond to a "tantrum" in a 2 year old?

 

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Cynthia Mosher gave you Thumbs-up for your post in How do you respond to a "tantrum" in a 2 year old?

 

Or maybe you have another idea for what to call it? Vote on the poll and if you have a suggestion to make just post it to this thread. smile.gif

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"Like" is probably trademarked huh?

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"Like" is probably trademarked huh?

 

It is not trademarked, but the sentence would then be: "Cynthia Mosher gave you Like for your post in..." and that doesn't sound very grammatically correct. Since we can't change the structure of the sentence (e.g. Cynthia Mosher liked your post in..." instead of "gave you a Like"), we have to find a term that works in the context of the current phrase structure. 

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I like kudos....or gold star.

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Good point, Monica. So with these two terms it would be "Cynthia Mosher gave you kudos for your post..." or "Cynthia Mosher gave you thumbs up for your post..." The question is, which sounds and fits better?


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Kudos means praise for an achievement. That's not at all what I mean when I click on the symbol. IMO, the term just does not work at all in this context. So thumbs up has my vote unless someone comes up with a better suggestion.

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I think keeping it simple is nice- "Cynthia likes your post" is good. Or "liked" or "appreciated" maybe?

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It's used in lots of different ways. One of Urban Dictionary's definitions:

 

 

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A statement in support of someone or something. Often used in online communities to signify a comment that is welcomed, and which is considered to be the opposite of a flame.
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The sentence is Cynthia Mosher gave you _________ for your post in How do you respond to a "tantrum" in a 2 year old?

 

So we have to fill in the blank. The rest of the sentence is standard across the platform and not something we can adjust.

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I vote for "mad props". Or "grudging approval". Or "depression-staving-off validation".

 

Or kudos. I like kudos. 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.


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@Smokering: 

 

I love "mad props." I wish we could use that, but I doubt everyone else in the community would agree. As for "Reputation" - it is the default term for the platform, which is why we're now trying to define the best and most appropriate term for the Mothering community. 

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If we got more posts for mad props maybe we could count those and compare to the voting in the poll? 


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I like mad props, lol. orngbiggrin.gif

What about "support"?

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I like "support" too. Or "approval."
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I like "thumbs up", but cross-culturally the gesture has some less than stellar meanings. Kudos is probably a better choice for that reason...
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Mad props makes me laugh.  But I'm not sure I would understand it out of context.  And it's short for...?



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I like support... MDC's primary function is to support so it's fitting. Approval is ok except who am I to be going around approving people's posts? Support has more latitude for liking a post without implying you agree with every last thing.


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From Urban Dictionary again:

 

 

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Used when someone does something that is appreciated or respected. It as an alternative to thank you.
Mad Props to Christopher for that burger he made, that was really nice.

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I vote for "mad props". Or "grudging approval". Or "depression-staving-off validation".

 

Or kudos. I like kudos. 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.

 

Ha!

 

I think we should call it "cred."


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I think we should call it "cred."
Yeah, I like that. Or simply "credit."
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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. 

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


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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
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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".

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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.

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"A like" works for me. Nice and simple without odd connotations.

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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" 


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


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Good point A&A. thumb.gif


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