Please use the "like" feature

Etaoin Shrdlu

Civis Illustris
'Unlike' as a verb didn't really exist before the specific internet sense, did it? (A couple of examples of it meaning 'displease' in the 14th century notwithstanding.)
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Iam non placet?
 

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
Do people use it because they have changed their mind, or because they clicked it by mistake?
 

Etaoin Shrdlu

Civis Illustris
I use it because I've clicked by mistake, and then worry that the poster will receive an alert that I've liked it, notice I've withdrawn it, and subsequently hate me forever.
 

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
In the second case you could have another option: "re vera numquam placuit".
At the moment I have Abduc Approbationem, but even that is a bit long...

I have changed the reply link to an infinitive. Does that look better? If we put volo after it, all the buttons and links will get pretty long.
 

Aurifex

Aedilis
Staff member
At the moment I have Abduc Approbationem, but even that is a bit long...

I have changed the reply link to an infinitive. Does that look better? If we put volo after it, all the buttons and links will get pretty long.
I think the infinitive is probably the best option in many cases. I don't think volo is necessary.
 

Etaoin Shrdlu

Civis Illustris
I was going to say something about only the French doing the j'aime thing, but I thought I ought to see if this was in fact the case. It looks as though there are a variety of ways of treating it (Dutch just says 'nice', for instance), but one thing that surprised me was that there doesn't appear to be a German-language version of Facebook. Another was that there is a Latin one. You're all going to have fun quibbling, aren't you?
 

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
It looks as though there are a variety of ways of treating it (Dutch just says 'nice', for instance), but one thing that surprised me was that there doesn't appear to be a German-language version of Facebook.
süß ?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
Whilst everyone is so infused with enthusiasm: How about "Upload a File", "More Options", "Inbox"?
 

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
plus optionis or plus optionum?

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