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"Like" posted on a for sale or for trade post?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Hale Storm, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Hale Storm

    Hale Storm Kydex Whisperer Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    Mods, please feel free to move this if i have it in the wrong place. My apologies in advance if I do.

    I'm just curious, or maybe I just don't know what I'm doing. It seems when I post a thread with something for sale or trade, that invariably ,someone hits a "like" button on that post.
    Why? What does it mean? i.e You "like" a post that I created selling a used knife that is very common and popular in our community?
    I don't get it. Can someone explain why anyone would post a "like" for a for sale thread on a super common edc blade that is nothing special, no mods, bone stock, etc.?
    Is it to frustrate me when I see that I have a message or reply in the thread and hope I have a buyer or trade offer, only to open it and see that someone "liked" my for sale/trade post?

    Educate me please.

    Thanks in advance BF.
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  2. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I am with you OP. It is similar to comment on a sales post without committing to purchase.
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  3. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    People don’t want to clutter a sales post by adding unnecessary comments. So, they’ll hit the like button instead.
    That’s my take on it anyway.
  4. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    I'll do it in the customs.

    Now I have to check these other sales threads to see what's so likeable.
  5. Sergeua


    May 1, 2016
    Maybe they like the price you offer and maybe they would buy it, but at the time are financially have to make different choices.
    Don't get too worked up about it.
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  6. Jarhead Greasemonkey

    Jarhead Greasemonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2015
    Alerts: Alert Preferences: Likes your message.

    UNcheck that box.

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  7. jp9mm


    Apr 1, 2019
    Basically this.
    Rules against posting stuff like 'nice knives' or 'good deal'

    also if you think likes on your sale are annoying don't ever try to sell something on craigslist, lol
  8. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    I like posts that show off great knives, or a great price...etc. but that I, for whatever reason can't buy.

    Edit; i don't do words good
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    If know the seller, I'll like their sale post. I don't think it's as big of a deal as you're making it out to be. Honestly, I think people like stuff just to be nice.
  10. Hale Storm

    Hale Storm Kydex Whisperer Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    I wasn't trying to make a big deal of it. I was just curious. It doesn't really irritate me per se, but who doesn't like opening their posts and seeing a trade offer or an "I'll take it"?
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  11. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Your original post said it frustrates you. If you don't like it , change your alert preferences. Easy.
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  12. Hale Storm

    Hale Storm Kydex Whisperer Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    Actually, I didn't say that. I ASKED if it was done to frustrate me. I'll look into the alert preferences. Thanks!!!
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  13. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    I think it's a nice way to endorse the post. If anything, I would think that having a bunch of likes on your sales post will increase your chance of selling it. I usually do it when I think the prices are great. I've seen mods do it as well, usually on a rare knife.
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  14. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Personally, I consider BladeForums a community forum first and a sales site second. Someone liking a post is indicative to a supporting gesture...not a negative one.

    Is it really that inconvenient? If anything, it validates that your sale is for a good product and has value.
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  15. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I use my phone and sometimes like posts by accident while scrolling.
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  16. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    That is implied sir.
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  17. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
  18. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
  19. kniferbro

    kniferbro Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    I've always seen it as a "vouch". Whether for you, the price, or the knife. I've never viewed it as negative.
  20. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Like, ok; or like to each his own.
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