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Thank You button

Posted by Dual Matrix on Nov 21 2012 - 02:12 PM

I've been on some other forums, and there I saw a interesting feature: "A thank you button".

It is a button whitch what you can thank a post without posting a post this would spare some forum_space, so the poster can see you are gratefull without you posting something

It's a cool idea, but I just don't see it being particularly necessary here. That's kind of what proto is for, and there is also the star system on member profiles.


Dual Matrix
Nov 21 2012 03:50 PM
No its more like this, eg:

"Oh your drawnings are so beautiful"

*Owner of drawning presses thank you button under the post*

No its more like this, eg:

"Oh your drawnings are so beautiful"

*Owner of drawning presses thank you button under the post*


Those kind of posts aren't allowed anyway. Usually you have to say why you like or dislike the drawings. That's the sort of responses we generally prefer. :)


Dual Matrix
Nov 21 2012 04:21 PM


No its more like this, eg:

"Oh your drawnings are so beautiful"

*Owner of drawning presses thank you button under the post*


Those kind of posts aren't allowed anyway. Usually you have to say why you like or dislike the drawings. That's the sort of responses we generally prefer. :)


Yeah I know but I don't like typing so I kept my example short


And the button is there to prevent posts like: thank you, thx,....

There is a system in the forums that allows people to 'like' or 'upvote' posts and topics. We have it disabled because we feel things like that generally just turn into popularity contests. That said, I'm open to hear what others think of this or similar ideas.


Electric Turahk
Nov 21 2012 06:23 PM
I've seen it before and I'm not really a fan. If it's in the same format as what I've seen - which is essentially the same as the "Black Six changed severity to: ____" lines here in the Tracker - then it just needlessly breaks up the flow of a topic and looks bad. If I'm reading through a topic, I don't really care who liked what, I just want to get to the next post. And I would find it to be particularly annoying in topics like epics, where a writer might not want the flow of the story being broken up by a random "like" line.

And yeah, popularity will rule it, which would make it almost meaningless.

This all goes back to an issue regarding the Bionicle-Based Creations forum. There was a huge debate over adding a rating system for topics and posts, but the issue with that is it decreases meaningful posting. Also, number ratings normally aren't useful for a builder, artist, or topic poster.


JrMasterModelBuilder
Nov 21 2012 06:50 PM
My own experience with this feature has been positive, at least in the way it was implemented. It's nice to be able to show your appreciation to someone's post without posting a pointless short thank you. It's also small and easy to ignore. Plus, you can't sort topics or posts by it so I can't see it being much of a popularity contest. The star rating system seems more like a popularity contest than it.

Edited by JrMasterModelBuilder, Nov 22 2012 - 09:19 PM.


The way I see this, it isn't part of the rating system. It would be for a topic starter to acknowledge posts in their topic. It would kind of be like a "like" feature, but if it could somehow be restricted to just the topic's original poster, then it could be useful in the creative forums.

But I also agree with ET in that the acknowledgements shouldn't upset the flow of the posts like all the "change severity" lines do.

:music:


Dual Matrix
Nov 23 2012 10:39 AM
No in the forum I saw it it was lokated next to the quote button

The way I see this, it isn't part of the rating system. It would be for a topic starter to acknowledge posts in their topic. It would kind of be like a "like" feature, but if it could somehow be restricted to just the topic's original poster, then it could be useful in the creative forums.

I don't know about other members, but to me, this seems pretty pointless. While it is nice nice to acknowledge thoughtful, constructive posts, this possible feature seems like it's much to specialized. Also, if you do want to acknowledge someone's thought provoking post, you can always respond to it or PM the poster.

I can see it happening on the blogs, but on topics it'd detract too much.


Dual Matrix
Nov 23 2012 06:50 PM

I can see it happening on the blogs, but on topics it'd detract too much.


Indeed maybe you are right about the blog thing.

By the way, I Love your work! :)

I think I found the addon Dual Matrix has seen on other message boards. Downside is it's not free. I'm not opposed to paying for it, but I would like it to be something that's worth it before we spend money.

Invision has its own similar built-in system we could consider using that can be set up several ways:
  • Positive reputation points
  • Negative reputation points
  • Both positive and negative reputation points
  • Like System (Positive rep only, visible names)

We can also enable/disable showing reputation on profiles and on content (posts, topics, blog entries, etc).

I may start a poll or something to get more feedback, as decision seems to be split here.

I have started a poll on the subject. Please vote and leave your feedback.

After getting a substantial amount of feedback, we've decided to not implement this suggestion at this time.


Dual Matrix
Dec 04 2012 11:12 AM
Ok no problem.
 
And man never seen such an equal voting

Edited by Dual Matrix, Dec 04 2012 - 11:13 AM.


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