Do you prefer DN's "Upvote" link to the up/down arrow icons on other websites?

over 9 years ago from , Web Consultant

I'm hoping to determine the best practice here. Reddit, Quora, and Hacker News use the arrow icons, whereas websites like Designer News, Facebook, and Twitter use a word (and sometimes an icon).

Thanks for your insight!


  • Sam GarsonSam Garson, over 9 years ago

    I think the Upvote really works. There's no worrying about what impact our action will have, no overthinking it. If you want to upvote it, just click upvote... Simples.

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  • Suganth SSuganth S, over 9 years ago

    I think where there is an use for downvote, they prefer using icons. If its just gonna be a positive remarks like upvote, likes then its better to put it as text.

    Also if its just gonna be an upvote, the icon might look weird pointing upward.

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  • Henri LirianiHenri Liriani, over 9 years ago

    I prefer a graphic of some kind more than the text-link. Upvoting is a core function, and it's not congruent to the other underlined text-links in each post: the comments and poster profile.

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