I asked this a while back and the answer was a fairly resounding “yes,” but in response to a few emails and comments lately, I will ask again if I should keep the “like” and “dislike” button found on each comment.
Personally, I like the buttons because it allows people to chime in without having to actually write something. It’s an easy way to participate. On the other hand, there are plenty of negative people out there who seem to enjoy hitting the dislike button for some reason. Maybe they’re messing around or perhaps they find some sort of strange pleasure in putting someone else down anonymously.
It seems the most complaints come from people who don’t like dislikes when they list names for sale in the weekly brokerage post. Although I don’t generally use the dislike button, I don’t usually disagree with the majority. Some names listed may sell for the listing price to the right buyer, but honestly, my blog is probably the wrong venue to try and sell a domain name that doesn’t make sense to 99.9999% of people. Those kinds of names may have value to someone, but you need to wait until that person needs it rather than trying to sell it to an audience of people who probably don’t understand it. I guess that’s a topic for another day.
Should I keep the “like” and “dislike” buttons? Vote below: