A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or helpful

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby samfairweathermagic » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:03 am



wittyusername wrote:it would have to be just a dropdown list of ,good,helpful,funny, etc or if you had a response it might take the thread off topic? you know like the thing youtube have just brought in- the 'reaction to this video' function


i also aggree to this it would make browsing for purpose and for fun easier

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby samfairweathermagic » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:04 am

Mandrake wrote:I'm not aware of a 'like' or 'dislike' feature for posts or threads, sorry,

they have it on facebook where you like a comment or post that someone has made

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby Rob » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:22 am

minimagician wrote:
Mandrake wrote:I'm not aware of a 'like' or 'dislike' feature for posts or threads, sorry,

they have it on facebook where you like a comment or post that someone has made


Facebook uses a different type of software to our board, MM; Mandrake was merely commenting that he wasn't aware of anything which the TalkMagic boards could use, to provide a similar feature.

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby DaveM » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:20 am

This is a PHPBB forum. There are Modifications to add the functionality on the PHPBB website (I think someone mentioned that further up).

Personally, I thoroughly dislike forums cluttered with unnecessary functionality. I like them clean and easy to read. I don't really care about what the collective think about a post, I'll make my own mind up.

I know it's nice to give Kudos to a poster so they get a little satisfaction for their efforts or attitude but that defeats the purpose of a forum because you could just reply and give them more of your time typing a response to show appreciation and in the process tell them which part you liked, making it far more constructive.

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby Mandrake » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:09 pm

magicrob wrote:Facebook uses a different type of software to our board, MM; Mandrake was merely commenting that he wasn't aware of anything which the TalkMagic boards could use, to provide a similar feature.

Yup, wot he sed :D !

Here’s a thought, instead of looking for a button or other sterile, anonymous feature, perhaps we could actually take time to post a few sentences to say, 'Thank you, I like that' or whatever - the person who posted the original message would probably prefer to know that real people like (or dislike) their ideas than see a batch of statistics. Let’s stick with treating each other as humans.

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby samfairweathermagic » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:46 pm

like

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby Mandrake » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:48 pm

:D

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby DJBenz » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:08 am

Mandrake wrote:Let’s stick with treating each other as humans.


I think this is the better option. I'm constantly amazed by the almost zombie-like mentality on Facebook where people run through their news feed and just 'Like' everything that their friends have posted. Seems to be particularly prevalent on my wife's friend list and she makes a joke of how she can guarantee that certain people will automatically 'Like' anything posted.

Overall whether you like someone's posts (on here) in general will form your opinion of them and your appreciation, or lack of, for that person will be reflected in your replies. Without the meaningless point scoring. :)

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby Mandrake » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:58 pm

Thank you, an excellent point of view!

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby samfairweathermagic » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:33 pm

like

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby AnonymousZC » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:12 pm

On past forums I belonged to, one word/short sentences were not allowed, and frowned upon. This just caused people to post on every topic just saying they liked it.
I agree one, maybe two people could say they liked the idea, but without proper content it will be hard to follow the thread and sift through all the likes.
I go by the rule of, if one person has said they liked it, then I won't post (unless I had something to give). If I truely liked it, I will send a pm to the thread owner.

I break this in the Visual Curiosities forum as I feel the more encouragement in that area the best.

I still like the idea of a like button. :) But of course will agree to anything chosen by those in charge.

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby daleshrimpton » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:24 pm

Could we not have an extended middle finger icon, for posts made by people we dont like? :lol: :lol:

It would make life that musch easier.

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby DJBenz » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:39 pm

daleshrimpton wrote:Could we not have an extended middle finger icon, for posts made by people we dont like? :lol: :lol:

It would make life that musch easier.

:D



Image :?: :D

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby Mandrake » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:22 pm

Considering the antics in recent weeks, some sections of TM would be one mass of raised middle digits!

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Re: A 'thumbs up' or 'like' for posts that are funny or help

Postby daleshrimpton » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:05 pm

Mandrake wrote:Considering the antics in recent weeks, some sections of TM would be one mass of raised middle digits!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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