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How "Likes" Work on wmw posts

     
7:36 am on Dec 29, 2018 (gmt 0)

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System: The following 2 messages were cut out of thread at: https://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4929562.htm [webmasterworld.com] by phranque - 7:22 pm on Dec 29, 2018 (utc -8)


All right, now I am piffed.
I NEVER could figure out how to give someone a "Like Vote", so I stopped trying.
Just tried it again after months, and I get the SAME RESULT.
I click on "Like Votes", and it immediately changes to "Unlike Votes: 1". WTH is that?

Should this be the result of clicking on "Like Votes"?
It looks to me like this result is BOGUS. Do I just walk away, and leave it that way? DUMB!
This is a user interface problem, because it makes NO SENSE AT ALL. A perfectly illogical response.

When I hover over the "Unlike Votes: 1", I get the message "Up vote post". HUH?
I THOUGHT I JUST DID!

HOW MANY CLICKS DOES IT TAKE TO GIVE A LIKE VOTE ? HOW DO I DO IT?
What am I doing wrong? When I click "Like Votes", I sure as heck don't intend to walk away, after being shown "Unlike Votes: 1".

WHERE are the detailed instructions about how this IS SUPPOSED to work?
Will someone please straighten out this dummy? Thank you.
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12:29 pm on Dec 29, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It shows as "Like (linked) Votes: (number or blank)" and if you click it, it changes to "Unlike (linked) Votes: (number)" to let you see that you have already Liked the post and to prevent you from (or allow you) "Unliking" your own vote. Most of us have figured it out. One click = one Vote. You cannot vote more than once. Multiple clicks will only vote/unvote. This is so that you can change your mind/correct an erroneous click. Maybe too simple. The hover feature must be Windows only, I don't see anything.

Please note: This is not an "Official" explanation, just my observations.