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Facebook doesn't like the idea of a 'dislike' button

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There's enough negativity and unpleasantness on FB already, without giving people outright permission to behave so.

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If I don't like something I just 'I don't want to see this." Good enough for me.

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Facebook should not exist. The world would be a better place without a corporate controlled social media.

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Facebook should not exist. The world would be a better place without a corporate controlled social media.

Be that as it may, Facebook only exists because people use it. The responsibility is on both sides.

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I was outraged by a politician's action some time last year, but when I went to her FB page, all I could do was 'like' her. I was not able to leave a comment there or anywhere else relevant to her that people would see. Need a 'disapproval' button...

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There's enough negativity and unpleasantness on FB already, without giving people outright permission to behave so.

@Maria

That is definitely a strong argument for not having a dislike button on FB.

Along the same lines, maybe it would be better if Japan Today were to stick with only the "Good" thumbs-up option and eliminate the thumbs-down selection.

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What about "unlike", or disagree.

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In this case, Facebook is very smart about not providing a mechanism for dislike. The negative feelings that came along with it would be detrimental to their network. Sure it's not what many user's want, but it's a smart business decision.

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Facebook doesn't like the idea of a 'dislike' button

But JT loves it. Hurrah!

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Facebook doesn't like the idea of a 'dislike' button

I'd rather have someone "dislike" my post than have them comment with a poorly spelled, four paragraph essay of abuse and profanity. A simple thumbs down is preferable to effing and blinding.

for somber subjects such as news of death or other sadness in the lives of friends.

Facebook really isn't the place to talk about that sort of thing anyway, so this is a moot point. Besides, there's already a whole system of emoticons for people too lazy to actually type out words of condolence or support.

If Facebook really wants to improve itself though, it should get rid of all the advertisements and recommendations. If I want to be friends with someone on Facebook, I'll send a friend request. I won't add a friend of a friend just because they're a friend of a friend. That's just asking for trouble.

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I am a long term Facebook user, and would really like a "dislike" button as it would make things so much easier in my honest opinion. And a lot of my friends on Facebook agree that it is time for a change like that.

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I think the real or bigger reason doesn't like users being able to thumb down is that users would likely thumb-down advertisers. A "disagree" would be... agreeable.

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I Dislike that !

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@ SenseNotSoCommon at Dec. 14, 2014 - 12:59PM JST "Facebook doesn't like the idea of a 'dislike' button

But JT loves it. Hurrah!"

Except that the up and down votes are not visible, and the function is not available for use, when viewing JT on iPhone. Whether this is by design or oversight, I have no idea, but I find that in this case ignorance is bliss. I only ever see the up/down votes on the rare occasions when I look at JT while on my computer, or switch from mobile to PC view while on my iPhone (not really recommended as it is much harder to see/read.

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