What’s not to like?

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.



This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

4 response to "What’s not to like?"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: February 27, 2018

    Works for me, sans Facebook account. Thanks!

    I pledge my full share of pennies to help defray the annual cost of the new plug-in.

  2. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: February 27, 2018

    I have a Facebook account but only use it infrequently / irregularly to do all I can to stuff up their algorithms! You need a few dollars for the web site – just let us know.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: February 28, 2018

    I use facebook for a lot of things (keeping up with overseas friends, being part of several cycling groups, seeing music and comedy posts, and staying updated on local business info and events)… but I don’t like using facebook to log in to other stuff. So I’d prefer a non-facebook option. I’m quite happy to send some $$ for required plugins or extra photo storage, or whatever the site needs. I will be in the US in Sept and will have easier access to US $$ then – so just let me know what is needed.

  4. By: Scooter Posted: February 28, 2018

    Sounds like we have consensus. I’ll drop the Facebook linked option, and spring for the paid subscription. Thanks to all of you who offered to pitch in. My plan for collecting it is to hit you up for a cup of coffee or some chocolate milk whenever we’re in your neighborhood.

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