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Like Button

Unread post by Roger » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:03 pm

After much demand we have finally installed a like button. It is still a little experimental and may change from time to time whilst we tweek the settings. We also hope that it will be used in the correct fashion. If we find it is not working and achieving our objectives we may reconsider its's usefulness.

You will find the like button at the top right of any post.

Other than giving a like counter, a topic also receives a rating based upon the number of likes. The way in which the rating is calculated is:
  • Post rating = like of this post / max number of likes in any post
  • Topic score = likes of this thread / max number of likes in any thread
The list of likes on a post will also only reflect the first X (currently 20) persons that have liked your post, but the counter will continue to increase past that number.

And just in case - no, you cannot like your own post :wink: :lol:

Hope you enjoy it.
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:21 pm

=D> =D> =D> That is great, so many times I have thought to myself were is the like button
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by cage » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:55 pm

Rogèr, don't you think listing names will cause a bit of "clutter" on the page? It does make it a tad busy.
Good initiative though.
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Rotor kop » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:05 pm

Now where is that Like button :twisted:

I cant Like my own post :lol: 8)
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Roger » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 pm

cage wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:55 pm
Rogèr, don't you think listing names will cause a bit of "clutter" on the page? It does make it a tad busy.
Good initiative though.
Unfortunately the mod has to list at least 1 user to show the block including the number of likes.

The other forums I reviewed all list a good number of users that have liked a post. Clearly over the next few days, it may be a novelty, but think when settles, it is not likely every post will carry likes. Perhaps even less than 1 post per page.

Will see how we go, and if need be, will delve into the code to see if can tidy it up a bit if the screen real estate takes a beating.
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by cage » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:31 pm

Roger wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Will see how we go, and if need be, will delve into the code to see if can tidy it up a bit if the screen real estate takes a beating.
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:34 pm

cage wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Roger wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Will see how we go, and if need be, will delve into the code to see if can tidy it up a bit if the screen real estate takes a beating.
:smt023 <--- goodbye old friend, you served us well. Another casualty of the digital age ;)
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Burner » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:34 pm

Rotor kop wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Now where is that Like button :twisted:

I cant Like my own post :lol: 8)
And the dislike button? So many times I post something, and then immediately dislike it!
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by RuanS » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:50 am

Burner wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Rotor kop wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Now where is that Like button :twisted:

I cant Like my own post :lol: 8)
And the dislike button? So many times I post something, and then immediately dislike it!
People do not like me in real life so I will need a dislike button to not feel left out. :lol:
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Roger » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:12 am

For those that place any reliance into statistics, it is also worthwhile to note the posters profile that is displayed on the left of every post, includes how many likes a poster has received and also how many likes that person has given.

You can click on either of those counters to see the actual posts.
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Falafel » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:25 am

Its great... will also cut down on a number of "agree", and " =D> " and other stuff which clutters the threads
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Fransw » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:55 am

Falafel wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:25 am
Its great... will also cut down on a number of "agree", and " =D> " and other stuff which clutters the threads
+1 agree! =D>
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Roger » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:05 am

For those that have or will receive likes, you will receive a notification in your notification area. If you choose not to see these, they may be turned off (or back on) through your user control panel as explained here: Tips & Tricks #5: Notification Management
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Bearcat » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:43 pm

Well ... I have circa 30k posts and not a single "like" so I guess I had better find another forum :lol:
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Re: Like Button

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:57 pm

Bearcat wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Well ... I have circa 30k posts and not a single "like" so I guess I had better find another forum :lol:
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