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I guess the SC4 BAT threads are dead...
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That's not what I got from your posts. I think it's a legitimate and genuine concern. Many people prefer the like system, because it's a quick and easy way to say you "like" something. But the real question is, does that make people less likely to make a comment, because the like button is just easier? Or are those inclined to leave a proper comment simply those who are no longer around?
Would I banish the like button from ST?, no. But would I care one bit if it was gone tomorrow?, also no. Which considering how many likes I get, must make me sound like an awfully ungrateful person. Sure I get what they are for, but I dunno, a small comment which shows the poster paid attention to my work means a lot more to me.
I agree there as well. I love the ability to push a like button if you can save typing a one word "Agree" post, yet when it comes to the nitty gritty, forum posts help provide clarity, understanding, and usefulness to a thread. I enjoyed reading the old City Journals, people would literally have role plays, back and forth conversation, suggestions, all sorts of fun things. I am not saying that is all gone, but the percentage of that (even in the new games like Cities: skylines) has gone down tremendously. This can be said for other forums and other games, the percent of people willing to participate in a forum just isn't the same as it used to be in the early 2000's-2010's. It has me worried forums themselves with be nothing but a result of the passing of time soon. Just another memory to tell others about, when the forums go dead and they aren't worth keeping online, everything in them disappears from the internet and forums are gone. I know I am insane, and that is a far fetched long way into the future, but I just feel like so much more can be contributed with these. I am sorry I went a ramble.