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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 02:37:29 PM »
I'm also a bit concerned about people seemingly upset that their posts don't get as much response as they'd hoped.  That fact that they crave positive reinforcement in the way of a pat on the back is exactly the kind of thing that pits me against popularity contests.

But ya' know, there is the gold star idea.  And the participant trophy thing where everybody wins just by showing up.

Banners, tags, widgets, etc. are why I have Signatures turned off.

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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 03:57:22 PM »
Ok, I'm willing to give it a try for a while and see how it goes.  I've installed a mod that allows 'Likes' to postings, and also a thumbs-up smiley in the posting menu and popup menu

[tup]  and :thumbsup:

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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #27 on: Yesterday at 04:08:39 PM »
Dislike



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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #28 on: Yesterday at 04:13:30 PM »
Found out you CAN change the 'Last Edit: ' time though.

Done in the Admin Control Panel

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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 04:14:00 PM »
Noted.  It's easy to turn off in one setting globally.  We'll see how it goes for a while.
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 04:17:22 PM »
The 'thumbs up' [tup] you can keep even if the Like feature is removed in the future.  Merry post-Christmas.
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 04:24:09 PM »
 [tup]
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« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 04:27:57 PM »
Hmmm...I noticed that now users have Total Likes associated to their account. Is there not a way to turn that off but keep the Likes in the posts?
I don't have a problem with it either way. But I'm just trying to acquiesce to the concerns of others.
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #33 on: Yesterday at 04:35:57 PM »
Ok, I'm willing to give it a try for a while and see how it goes. 

[tup]  and :thumbsup:

Best regards,
Ken

Thanks!!!!
[tup]  and :thumbsup:
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #34 on: Yesterday at 04:53:08 PM »
A couple of notes about the Like mod:

1) Like is not enabled on 'Chatter', 'Testing' or 'Posting Games' forums, just like posting counts are also not enabled there.
2) I've not enabled the 'notification' features so folks shouldn't wait for emails to let them know that their posts have been 'liked' .. seemed like a waste of email, and we'd already had a battle with the hoster over alleged-spam emails, so no need to create additional notifications.

I'm still a bit uneasy about the usefulness of this feature in the long term -- I suppose only this trial run will let both supporters/objectors to the feature see how it all works out.  If it emerges that it is largely a detriment to useful knowledge exchange here, then I'll be happy to 'pull the plug' on it, and you can revert to just doing a posting with [tup] to evidence your approval.
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 04:54:46 PM »
You won't know much without a Dislike button though.

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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 04:57:11 PM »
You won't know much without a Dislike button though.
True, no statistical count of 'Dislike' -- that wasn't an available SMF mod.  We'll just have to see how it plays out for a while.
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 05:03:41 PM »
Please, how about the size of the emoji is limited to non-Helen Keller criteria. :roll:

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« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 05:19:35 PM »
Is it supposed to be appearing on thread titles?

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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 05:24:38 PM »
Is it supposed to be appearing on thread titles?

The admin panel does have an option to enable/disable that.  I've turned it off on the forum titles area.
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 05:29:31 PM »
Hmmm...I noticed that now users have Total Likes associated to their account. Is there not a way to turn that off but keep the Likes in the posts?
I don't have a problem with it either way. But I'm just trying to acquiesce to the concerns of others.

There is an option to turn off the like count under the user avatar.  I'm leaving it on for now.
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 05:50:18 PM »
Looks like the "Like stats", "Most like giving user" could do with some optimisation or 'like' index adding?

Is there a prize for the most likes in post?  :roll:
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 09:08:57 PM »
Please, how about the size of the emoji is limited to non-Helen Keller criteria. :roll:
You're right. I replaced it with something more reasonable.  [tup]

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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 10:26:12 PM »
Thank you Ken for the trial:)

However, whilst i dont really see any issues perse, its not quite the "thank you" for the post/thread/comment, would be hard to know what the thanks was for tbh but least no one can maliciously down vote/dislike, thats got to be a bonus...

You can only add the Mods that are available.

I have redacted the image below for obvious reasons but you can see what i was aiming for
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 10:55:56 PM by Bashy »
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Re: Like/Thanks Button
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 10:33:19 PM »
I'm also a bit concerned about people seemingly upset that their posts don't get as much response as they'd hoped.  That fact that they crave positive reinforcement in the way of a pat on the back is exactly the kind of thing that pits me against popularity contests.

But ya' know, there is the gold star idea.  And the participant trophy thing where everybody wins just by showing up.



DJI have the latter, a point system where you ex x amount for certain things on the forum, for example 5 points just for logging in each day, earn 2800 points and thats $10 in ya credits to spend on their page, only problem there is, you get a certain few that just post rubbish for the sake of it, obviously this would only work on a business forum for sure, it gets me free propellers, such a shame the shipping costs more  :lol:
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