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Old 04-14-2018, 08:34 AM   #21
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I'm on a forum that has not only a "Like" button but also an "Agree" button. They both get used and I think they're good features because they cut down on a lot of the "+1" posts.
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It looks like this. A row of buttons at the bottom of every post. The Agree and Like buttons get updated each time someone uses them.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:08 AM   #22
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I don’t remember for more than a minute who I thank for what post (and I don’t think there’s a thank-o-log in our user profile that records this information) so getting a “you’re welcome” (or perhaps a “no problem” like the cool kids say, per the pet peeve thread) would be overkill—unless we have a you’re-welcome-o-log so I could spend hours tracking responses to thanks I forgot I’d extended.

But I do like the “thanks” feature as is. Some forums I read have created status monsters with results of the “like” button—not sure why featuring most-liked posts and indirectly posters is necessary.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:37 AM   #23
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How does it appear in the thread discussion?
In the bottom right of the post you'd see a number, starting at 0. If you hover over it, it says something like "click here to upvote", and if you do the number becomes 1, the next person clicking on it makes 2, and so on. Some places have a downvote as well as an up but that doesn't work as well as you can get a pack of people attacking someone, or people feeling hurt that their well-intended post wasn't taken well, so most places only have a + count.

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Old 04-14-2018, 09:40 AM   #24
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But I do like the “thanks” feature as is. Some forums I read have created status monsters with results of the “like” button—not sure why featuring most-liked posts and indirectly posters is necessary.
Yes, some places people seem to wear too proudly how many + votes they've gotten so I wouldn't want to see a count by user.

I don't really care if we do that or keep the existing system, but if someone expects a "you're welcome" from me, just don't send me a Thanks.
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Just to clarify, I have had many hundreds of thanks over the years, and there are probably a half dozen or so I would have liked to respond to. Most of them are just a "lol" or "good point" or even a blank message, something that doesn't need a response. But occasionally I get one that raises an interesting point or otherwise deserves a response, so I was just looking for the mechanism to do so. I had seen it used (very rarely) and wanted to have that capability myself. I have no intention of "you're welcoming" anyone to death, and I doubt most of the others are either. I suspect most of you are making a mountain out of a molehill here.
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How does it appear in the thread discussion?
There's a small "Like" link at the bottom of the post. Below that, a list of IDs who "liked" it.



I was a bit surprised how much that little feature adds to the sense of community of the forum. And it's far more efficient than a bunch of "me to" or "+1" posts.
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There's a small "Like" link at the bottom of the post. Below that, a list of IDs who "liked" it.



I was a bit surprised how much that little feature adds to the sense of community of the forum. And it's far more efficient than a bunch of "me to" or "+1" posts.
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I also frequent another vBulletin site that uses these "likes," and agree that it works well. The maximum displayed list of names of those who "liked" a post is fairly short (5?), and then it just says e.g. "and 10 others liked this post." This keeps things from getting unwieldy if 50 others liked it.
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Thanks for explaining how the like button works elsewhere.
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Thanks for explaining how the like button works elsewhere.
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