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    About that Steak Dinner...

    I have an idea this happens to be the thread I was on when I had it. If it's considered hijacking, let me know and I'd be glad to move it.

    [Moderator's note: I did move this into its own thread in the About Twins Daily portion of the site.]

    I just "liked": someone's post, and as you know it now says "This user likes _____'s post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner." To be honest, I did like the post, but I don't really want to buy him/her a steak dinner. I really think a beer (or a soft drink for those who prefer that) would be more appropriate. It's more social and it's more of a "like" kind of thing. A steak dinner is more than that. We have lots of "like" posts here, but hardly any true "steak dinner" posts. (Sorry, gocgo, but that was a beer like, not a steak dinner like.)

    So here is my suggestion: Sponsored "likes". Instead of "This user likes _____'s post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner" it could say "This user likes _____'s post and wants to buy him/her a beer at Freehouse" (to use the latest sponsor as an example.) That would be much more accurate (if I wasn't stuck here in Oklahoma, I would in fact like to buy him/her a beer at Freehouse, and that photo of the beer on the Freehouse link looks awfully good) and it could possibly even generate some revenue for the site.
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 04-25-2014 at 12:36 PM.

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    I do like a good beer....but what if the person is a minor, we can't promise them a beer.....
    Lighten up Francis....

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    I like the idea, but not enough to buy you a steak dinner. Hit up crarko though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I like the idea, but not enough to buy you a steak dinner. Hit up crarko though.
    Depends on whether my new job comes through or not.
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    Stop trying to give me more work to do, damn your eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    damn your eyes.


    image.jpg

    Too late.
    Last edited by crarko; 04-25-2014 at 01:33 PM.
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    Hijacking...bench florimon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    I do like a good beer....but what if the person is a minor, we can't promise them a beer.....
    That's a good point, although we might be able to get around it with disclaimers and/or careful wording. Maybe change "a beer" to "a beverage" and add a little "details" pop-up link with something like "Sponsored messages are for entertainment purposes only and no specific promises of free food and/or beverages from the member, the site, or the sponsor are intended. Our sponsors are selected because we like them and they like us, and we encourage you to visit them."

    I'm sure a lawyer could help draft it. In the mean time, I'm going to call mine to see how I go about collecting all of those steak dinners.*


    * - (That line was for entertainment purposes only, I don't really have a lawyer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I like the idea, but not enough to buy you a steak dinner. Hit up crarko though.
    That's OK. With all of the likes you have already thrown around we could end world hunger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gil4 View Post
    That's OK. With all of the likes you have already thrown around we could end world hunger.
    But the cattle population plummets. Also there's probably a baked potato famine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    But the cattle population plummets. Also there's probably a baked potato famine.
    I think Brock said his department is in charge of the steak dinners

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    I'm loving this thread...

    On that note, I'm planning on being in the Twin Cities late August... I'll be happy to receive all those steak dinners I've been promised.... Or perhaps Brock should say something about a papajohns pizza... Perhaps multiple classes of likes?

    I like Gil's post enough to buy him a PapaJohn's pizza.
    I liked Diehardtwinsfan's post enough to buy him a steak dinner.
    I liked Brock's post enough to buy him a car.

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    Yeah. Agree with the principle. Esp. since there are a few of us who do not eat flesh and thinking of a "steak dinner" as something would rather feed to GardynAnday than eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    I do like a good beer....but what if the person is a minor, we can't promise them a beer.....
    Or a Dominoes Specialty Chicken

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    As many times as I've hit the button, I'm going to have to go to one of my neighbors and arrange to buy a herd of steers.

    Then I'll have to go pluck some garden goods for Thrylos.

    Geez.....


    So glad that button says "wants" not "will"!!!
    Last edited by JB_Iowa; 04-26-2014 at 09:20 AM.

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