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

Postby wittyusername » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:37 pm



I notice alot of forums now have thumbs or like buttons,
Its good to know that people are finding your post helpful and youre not a rambler who no one listens to :lol:

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

Postby Chris Black » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:29 pm

I've wanted to like peoples posts in the past too.

Would be a good feature, however adding a response along with your appreciation for the previous post often sparks more interesting conversation.

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

Postby wittyusername » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:33 pm

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

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

Postby Lawrence » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:48 pm

ACE T wrote:I've wanted to like peoples posts in the past too.

I've wanted to like peoples posts it the past too, but some people round here make it quite difficult sometimes!

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

Postby Ant » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:25 pm

I like the plus or minus system, especially when questions are asked as you can quickly hone in on what is regarded as the most comprehensive answer, I will normally read that first then read back through the other responses for useful nuggets of info.

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

Postby Chris Black » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:23 pm

Lawrence wrote:
ACE T wrote:I've wanted to like peoples posts in the past too.

I've wanted to like peoples posts it the past too, but some people round here make it quite difficult sometimes!


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

Postby Alec Burns » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:24 pm

Lawrence wrote:
ACE T wrote:I've wanted to like peoples posts in the past too.

I've wanted to like peoples posts it the past too, but some people round here make it quite difficult sometimes!

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

Postby ej16 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:10 am

As Ace T said, when you reply to someone saying that there post was good it sparks a more interesting conversation.
I think a like button wouldn't work

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

Postby wittyusername » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:13 am

I don't see how it couldn't work? all you are doing is giving a thumbs up, how many people just don't bother replying to a lot of stuff because it would mean they would be on here ALL day?
they would be more likely to just thumb up and the people who would usually reply would reply anyway.
It's not like i said just have a like button and disable all reply functions :wink:

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

Postby Chris Black » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:37 am

A lot of this depends on the forums functionality too, it may not even be possible?

I like the idea of either a thumbs up button or, as I've seen before somewhere, a kudos/thanks button which gives the poster kudos points.

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

Postby Mandrake » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:59 pm

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

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

Postby Chris Black » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:35 am

I think the thanks system is available in phpbb. I've no idea how difficult this is to implement though...

http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/thanks_for_posts/

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

Postby Chris Black » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:40 am

Looks like a "like" mod was in development a year ago too...

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2113726

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

Postby Ste Porterfield » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:28 pm

ACE T wrote:I think the thanks system is available in phpbb. I've no idea how difficult this is to implement though...

http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/thanks_for_posts/" target="_blank


That looks like it would do the trick.

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

Postby samfairweathermagic » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:02 am

yes please would be very helpfull when looking for advice or anything else aswell or just for the dove head when sharing a laugh

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