We’re still probing the burning issue of the moment: To like, or not to like? That is the question.
Actually, that’s not accurate. The question really is whether we should be required to have a Facebook account in order to vote, and whether it’s worth paying for an unrestricted alternative.
As it happens, there is an issue with the plug-in I installed before: it requires you to have a Facebook account before you can vote. Strange to say, but not everyone is a Facebook member, and some don’t even aspire to be one; so that’s not the best.
I found a different plug-in that doesn’t have this defect. As near as I can tell, this one allows you to vote as long as you’re logged on to the app. I installed this one also, so for a limited time only you can compare them, and even vote for your favorites both ways. Eventually though, I’ll drop one of them once we decide which to keep.
Two further points. The second button isn’t free (I’m on a 7 day free trial). Depending on the subscription, it will cost either $7 or $12/year. I’m good for this for now, but if the Andersons ever fall on hard times I might need to charge our user base about a two-bit annual service fee.
Also, so far at least I think of our small community as a bit like Lake Woebegone: all our bloggers are above average, so there’s no need to install a dislike button.