The new 'Likes' system

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melbo, Feb 24, 2011.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I just upgraded a piece of software for the forum and found that it had this feature enabled by default. ghrit, shield your eyes....

    So many times, people post something and wonder why they don't have many comments. Often times it's because the comment would simply be "I like it" or "Great, thanks!"

    Enter the 'Like" system. Give thanks to someones post or info by clicking Like.

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    Once you do, your name as well as any other people that 'liked' that post will show under the post you 'liked'.

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    After a person has 'liked' a post in a thread, a 'Like counter will show up in the top left corner of the thread. You can then click on this and see what posts in the thread were liked. If you hover over a username, you'll get a little pop up that shows the comment of the post that was liked... I just said like and liked more times than I have YTD. Oh well.

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    Ok, ghrit, you can come back now. This is not a Facebook 'Like', it's only here on Survivalmonkey. We'll ease you into this social stuff ;)

    Do you like this?


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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I'm BAAACCCKKKK!! Just found a "like" in my messages box. Never noticed it. Looks like a few clicks to see who likes what.
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I didn't realize it sent a message. I think I Like that, brings you back to the discussion...

    The system is basically a "Thank you for this useful post' feature that I've seen on other boards.

    I did just notice that you can see your likes given and likes received in your Profile.
    like3. like4. like5.
     
  4. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    I don't "like" the notification up there....because now I have to go view the fool "like" in order to get rid of the notice. If I don't, I don't know if it's a PM or a fool "like". Too high school for me.......I'd drop it. Just my 2 cents.
     
  5. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Maybe a rating system for posts would be better?
     
  6. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    There already is a "Rate this Thread" tool. Check the menu bar just under the post to the thread.

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  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Point taken. I'm trying to find a way to disable these notifications for old guys. ;)

    Maybe I can find a setting in Options > Member Settings > TN Andy > Fun > Off
    [boozingbuddies]
     
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  8. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I did a "like but never got a thank you! What's up with that? LOL
     
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  9. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I like the 'like' system, and my fun can be turned on, thanks! Hey, why isn't there a 'dislike' link, too? For every Yin, there certainly must be a Yang. Tally up the Yins and Yangs, and pretty soon it would look much like a karma system on many of those quaint little forums we used to frequent so long ago. On second thought, just keep the likes. Many of my own posts, such as this would "Yang" out all too often.

    It's cool that you can 'unlike'. I will do this just to keep balance in the universe once in a while.
     
  10. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Now I feel all warm and fuzzy - got the "like" messages.
     
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  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I'd settle for turning off the notifications, I'll go with Andy on that. Is there a way to clear them out? Could become quite a clutter in a year or three.
     
  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    It seems that if you just click on the Likes in your inbox, they no longer show as unread messages. Me thinks they do not go away but if you never peruse that section of your profile.... you won't see them.

    I have a request in to allow members to turn off those notifications.
     
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  13. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Too 'teeny-bopperish' for this old-school coot. Like on another site where members award each other "llamas" - what the "H" am I gonna do with a herd of virtual llamas!? "Like" them....? Maybe roasted....... [booze]

    Let the "Social Sites" 'like' this stuff.......... we really don't need it.
     
  14. jungatheart

    jungatheart Beginner's Mind

    I like it. I don't post just to say "I agree with you" so with the like button I can say I agree and not clutter up the thread.
     
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