Random- Is the "Helpful" button just like the "Like" button?!!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Although I don’t do “Fakebook”, I think it is supposed to be a like button. I think the term “helpful” though is kind of dumb. They could have just left it as a thumbs up. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Lolasmomma:  That is what I have been using it for!

I wonder if it gives the bee notification that their post was “helpful”?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I use it as a like betton as well… or if someone WAS particularly helpful.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I actually really like that they used the term “Helpful” even thought it doesn’t really work in some situtations.

I think the majority of posts on this site are people asking for advice about something. So I think it’s really nice to think about, if a responce is helpful to the OP. Asking myself “Is this helpful?” is one of the ways I try to avoid snark and try to be respectful of other bees. So it’s a nice little reminder.

But it doesn’t really make sense if the post is about funny giffs or something like that – in those instances I use it as a “Like” button. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I think I read from one of the Mods that they’re planning on eventually using it to “promote” the most helpful posts/users (Maybe moving them to the top of the thread or giving the option to arrange the comments in ‘most helpful first’ vs chronological order or something)

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

leisha606:  No. It doesn’t. I wish it did though, like being +1nd..

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I don’t like that it says ‘helpful’, it’s dumb, I just use it as a ‘like’ button. 

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