My suggestion is exactly what the title says: that every thread would have Facebook "Like" and "Share" buttons (plus possibly other sharing buttons such as Buzz, etc.).
I am suggesting this for two reasons:
1) We occasionally bump into a great post or discussion (e.g. Ocalhoun's featured post) that we'd like to be able to share easily.
2) I am not sure what business model Frihost rests upon (if any), but if traffic is involved, the possibility for users (whether they are logged in or not) to share posts and/or discussions (see distinction below) would certainly increase said traffic.
One issue to cover: should the Like & Share buttons be discussion- or post-specific?
That would be a damn good idea and i think will attract people to come over discussions...
but before introducing this , what this website needs is a interface facelift , if the visitor was from 2005 he would have joined this site but this is 2010
Speaking as somebody slightly ignorant who doesn't use those kinds of social websites: the buttons everywhere are annoying, encourage cross-website spam, and direct too much attention towards Facebook et al. rather than any meaningful gain here - if anybody is actually interested in sharing, they can do so without the button.
Offtopic, but ARGH. No. No pointless redesigns of perfectly functional interfaces. Frihost is not a stupid, emotional teenager. Bad. Hate. Grr.
I do have a Facebook but still find all of those Facebook and Digg-buttons that appear practically everywhere really annoying. If I want to share something, I can do it myself. I don't need a button telling me to do so.
I don't like Facebook buttons. Like deanhills wrote everyone can post link in Facebook or send link to friends.
I also hate all those "social networking" buttons. Why should I help support a multi-million dollar company by sending my friends to their site so they can be assaulted with all of their advertising?
I have been content for quite a few years now by just copying the URL and sending that (along with a description) to my friends and family.
1. I think that Facebook is becoming more then what it should be. It's basically like a "virus" (in the human body not computer). It's something that you really can't get rid of because it changes.
1. The reason I think we should have a button like that is to help make Frihost more known to the world. Maybe something good will come out with it.
I would also love to see facebook, digg and reddit buttons on each thread. But please don't integreate too much button because it makes pages ugly.
Well, there seems to be a general agreement against the suggestion