New Likes System Installed

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  1. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Yeah, I'm with DaS on this one... I don't care for it. Especially now that I get notifications for my "liked" posts. It's already a pain with Facebook.
    I can see guides and Senior members using the like or thanks buttons wisely, but it's definitely going to be confusing (and perhaps pointless) for those new and infrequent members. My .02.

  2. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

    Let's give it a little time and then we'll poll and see what everyone thinks. I really think the benefit of being able to jump to high liked posts will prove worthy - but it's no biggie to disable.
  3. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    Here's my take on this matter...

    1.) A public poll seems fair enough. (This will give others a chance to have their say, too.)

    2.) Personally, I've always wanted the option of choosing either one or both buttons ("like or thanks") when needed.

    3.) I don't think that most members are even aware of the "like" button because of where its position. If the decision is made to keep this feature _ then I would suggest placing it alongside the other buttons below.

    4.) If it is possible, could the notification be disabled? Why? (Reason): I don't want to assume that the notification on my profile is indeed a confirmation from a liked post and not a private message or a friend request.

    5.) It would be nice to have the "likes" and "liked" beside our posts. (If not both, then preferably likes).

    Overall, I would have to agree with what Phases said,"I really think the benefit of being able to jump to high liked posts will prove worthy."
  4. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

    Many people have asked for that feature (to disable notifications) so I hope to see that in an update..
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  5. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

    The developers of the product have confirmed the feature "ability to disable likes notifications" due in the next update.

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  6. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} how about some of the other suggested suggestions above. :)
  7. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Do you mean on profiles? Or do you mean besides our posts? Because they do both show up on the 'Mini Statistics' box on your profile.
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Having spent a couple of days with it, I think I kinda like it. I don't even have an issue with the notifications.

    Buttons would be good. TBH, anything would be better than the current icon though :p
  9. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    Oops! I meant to say beside our posts.
  10. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Maybe its been said (I'll admit to not reading some of the posts here) but I would have thought that 'thanks' are for the helpful stuff and 'likes' for the fun stuff that may or may not be helpful, such as a funny picture.
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  11. Tim K

    Tim K Well-Known Member Contributor

    I think its kind of redundant. There's no point in having the current THANKS system essentially gives people 'points' for getting thanked for making a useful post while noting that a post was deemed useful. It seems like the only thing different about the LIKE system is that it can be tracked and sorted.

    Ideally, you'd only want one system. If there was a way to port over all the thanks into the likes system and display LIKES in the user profile, that would be great. Or, if the THANKS system could be modified to be similar to the LIKES system so that threads could be sorted by THANKS. I don't think that having both is the solution because it makes both systems less effective as some people will LIKE and some people will THANK, and in the end what you really want is everyone doing one or the other to get a true reading.
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  12. Sharondippity

    Sharondippity Dismember VIP Member

    So what's the protocol when to use each?

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  13. DblDragon

    DblDragon Well-Known Member

    for me, if i like the post then i click "like" and if the post is helpful then i click "thanks"
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  14. B2L

    B2L Well-Known Member

    Therefore, when you post an answer like that, you get both. ;)
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  15. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Not official, but see my signature. :D
  16. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Got to say I disagree. Useful information is thanks too for me. I'm with DoubleBobble on this one :)
  17. sanibel

    sanibel Well-Known Member

    Loving it. So if you like a helpful post: thank and like it (both are verbs here) ;)
  18. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    Thanking is if the member was helpful and you could probably thank the post if the info was helpful too. Either way it's good to show someone they were helpful by thanking them, liking them or telling them thanks.
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    And of course, telling them you love them :)
  20. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    Well that too. :D
  21. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Ooooh can we get a loveheart button that when pressed, the post background goes pink?
  22. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    My personal method is if the post could be useful to others, it gets a like, if it's only useful to me, thanks. Obviously very rarely will a post be useful to others and not me, so for me if it gets a like, it gets a thank. But plenty of times I might only give thanks. Plus, I am on tapatalk at least 75% of the time, and can only use thanks there.
  23. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

  24. sanibel

    sanibel Well-Known Member

  25. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    It's not about it fitting, but how much it shows you love them. :p
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