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Are Likes a Real Thing Here?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Irefutabilul, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. #1
    Hi guys,

    I think I've been registered for a while but started to really be active since yesterday only. I was interested to make a post in the Advertising sub-forum but then I realized I need three likes to be able to do that if I don't want to pay a fee.
    SEMrush
    The question is, is there a chance to actually get any Likes posting here? I was shocked to see members with more than 500 posts and who, amazingly, didn't have one single like yet. If that's the case, it will take ages to have full rights here.

    Is this the case? Or I missed something?
     
    Irefutabilul, Jun 4, 2015 IP
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  2. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #2
    It's possible to not get any likes with even 500 posts. It all depends. You can, of course, purchase the premium membership via https://www.digitalpoint.com/account/upgrades if it's absolutely necessary for you to post in the Buy, Sell, Trade area.

    Do some thorough site / design reviews in https://forums.digitalpoint.com/forums/reviews.91/ or give quality answers to the questions the members may have and, I can assure you, you will get likes. Contributing something of a value on this forum doesn't go unnoticed.
     
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  3. Irefutabilul

    Irefutabilul Member

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    #3
    Thanks for your tip hope you are right, I would give you another Like but I can't do that:)
     
    Irefutabilul, Jun 4, 2015 IP
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    #4
    Yeah, getting likes is the easiest thing in the world if you make worthwhile posts, if you have a personality that shines through in your posts the likes will flood in.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #5
    Yes, likes are a real thing. They tend to work exactly as design... it's all about quality over quantity. People who make quality posts have more likes than they have posts. People who post gibberish have zero likes after 1,000 posts.

    https://www.digitalpoint.com/members/?type=likes
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 4, 2015 IP
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    ceenote100 Active Member

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    Don't focus on likes and instead have something of value to add in your posts. Avoid replying with the usual "Oh yeah I agree.." and other meaningless crap that many people are posting.
     
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  7. Irefutabilul

    Irefutabilul Member

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    #7
    Thanks for your tips guys.
     
    Irefutabilul, Jun 4, 2015 IP
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    kb24 Well-Known Member

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    Its not that hard you just need to provide value in your posts that will help the OP..
     
    kb24, Jun 4, 2015 IP
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    I should also note its 3 likes from 3 different people.
     
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    I had left DP for a couple of years and when I came back to run a contest, I discovered the "3 Likes" rule. If I recall correctly, I got the required 3 Likes in 4-5 days. Go to sections where you have knowledge of the topic and post thoughtful, helpful replies to members with questions and the Likes will come.
     
    jrbiz, Jun 4, 2015 IP
  11. Matthew Sayle

    Matthew Sayle Prominent Member

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    I have found that posts that make people laugh generate likes as well :)
     
    Matthew Sayle, Jun 4, 2015 IP
  12. Irefutabilul

    Irefutabilul Member

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    Like on Facebook:)
     
    Irefutabilul, Jun 4, 2015 IP
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    Absolutely. And, in my experience, when you get to the point where Likes don't matter so much because you have a lot of them, people will give you Likes a lot more quickly (sometimes just to show agreement.) The first 3 Likes are usually given out a bit more stingily because, I believe, it is felt that new members have to earn those first 3.
     
    jrbiz, Jun 4, 2015 IP
  14. Matthew Sayle

    Matthew Sayle Prominent Member

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    #14
    See what I did there?
     
    Matthew Sayle, Jun 4, 2015 IP
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    Jameyson MacDonald Well-Known Member

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    When I first registered here, I wanted to have my website rated but the likes rule kept me from being able to post a link in my post. I got pretty frustrated and it seemed like it took forever to get those three little likes because I'm an opinionated bastard and always seemed to be pissing folks off! lol. Stick around and try participating, be helpful and you'll get those likes!
     
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    Irefutabilul Member

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    Talking about problem is the best way to solve the problem, looks like I'm nearly half-way through, thanks Jameyson:)
     
    Irefutabilul, Jun 4, 2015 IP
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    Content Maestro Notable Member

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    #17
    More than anything, what kills your chances of getting those 3 'likes' (each from a different member) for Established Membership is the notion that getting 'likes' is a Herculean or a very difficult task. Even I kind of hated the 'likes' system when I wasn't an Established Member. But as I got to see slowly what pointless, crappy and spammy posts some users make here, I realized that some measure is, in fact, very necessary to curb/check such posts. And the 'likes' system is quite an effective way to achieve it. The no. of 'likes' is generally a touchstone of how usefully and invaluably a poster has contributed to this community (- though there are some cases when people 'like' really dumb and meaningless posts ;)).
    Just because someone has made 500 or 1000 or more posts DOESN'T at all mean that they should have a bunch of 'likes'. Have those posts added any value or helped anyone out really? That's the question you should ask. The no. of posts a user has made is in NO way an indication of the no. of 'likes' they should have.
    Check the following profiles for the no. of 'likes' they have against the no. of posts they've made:
    https://www.digitalpoint.com/members/prion.827134/
    https://www.digitalpoint.com/members/mr-helpful.735742/
    https://www.digitalpoint.com/members/aayush-ranaut.776617/.

    The post here might also help – https://forums.digitalpoint.com/posts/19101603/.

    Good luck.
     
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    KatnissEverdeen Active Member

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    #18
    You do have to work for those first few likes. Just add content, thought out responses. You will get those likes.

    Also, I do give likes to posts that make me laugh. I try to make others laugh at times too ;)
     
    KatnissEverdeen, Jun 5, 2015 IP
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    In my opinion, users who are focused on likes plan nothing good to do with them, i.e. abuse them. It's a general idea.

    So, whenever I see a topic with someone "desperate" or passively-agressively request likes, I tend to keep an eye on them.
     
    SocialSignals, Jun 5, 2015 IP
  20. Irefutabilul

    Irefutabilul Member

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    #20
    I am not focused on Likes. I wanted to make a post in the Advertising forum, that's it.
     
    Irefutabilul, Jun 5, 2015 IP