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SharePoint "Like" button

Ever wondered what the users of your Intranet really like or don't like? Ever wanted your SharePoint 2007 site to be more "web 2.0"-ey? Well I've published this quick and dirty codeplex project that allows the addition of a "Like" button the any SharePoint List item page.
The project is available as a WSP, and source code.
It consists of two things - a Web Part that is the button that users click to "Like" or "Unlike" something, and a List Template that can be used to create a list to store who "Likes" an item.
The button has two ways of operating. If it finds a list that was built on the List Template included in the WSP, it allows each user to Like or Unlike an item as they see fit. The button uses the List it found to keep track of who likes a given item, and queries the list when it renders to determine which option should be presented. Along with the button, the web part also displays a brief message explaining how many pe…