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Thread: It'd be nice to be able to "like" a post

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    Default It'd be nice to be able to "like" a post

    Sometimes I agree with a post and would like to just add my support for it without having to specifically reply and say "I agree" or whatever. Whether that be a "like", "agree" or "upvote" button, or some other way to convey my support for the opinion expressed.

    I know we can "Thank" the opening post of a thread, but for subsequent posts there is no such feature. Does the forum software have such an option that can be enabled?

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    Yeah, a thumbs up/down option would be nice.

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    Agreed, a few other sites I frequent for forums have a thank you option for each post.

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    I also think an option like this would help cut down on threads going off topic too much, with so many people replying to voice their support for an idea. Like for example the north south corridor discussion that was spawned in the EAD thread. If somebody makes a point, which is somewhat/marginally off topic, we could (theoretically) just agree or disagree and move on.

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    It would be nice to get rid of the "+1" posts.

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    ^ +1

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    I was waiting for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lat View Post
    It would be nice to get rid of the "+1" posts.
    Bingo!
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    IIRC, when C2E first added the "thanks" button, it was on every post. There was also a post / topic rating system too that's built into VBullentin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lat View Post
    It would be nice to get rid of the "+1" posts.
    Bingo!
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    vv

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    If a person uses the + 1 there should be a middle finger icon to counteract it.
    Gone............................and very quickly forgotten may I add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medwards View Post
    IIRC, when C2E first added the "thanks" button, it was on every post. There was also a post / topic rating system too that's built into VBullentin
    Correct.

    Then, people started having "thank you" wars, just like inflating your post counts. We then put it back to just the OP as a thank you, and removed the post count entirely.

    I will look at putting this back on.
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    I turned on the thank you per post. However, I removed the ability to thank you own posts.
    Ow

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    ^ is there any way to make it so it doesn't take up so much real estate?

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    Unfortunately, no. Another reason why we dropped it.
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    The thank you is not the most elegant solution, but if that's the only option the software provides, then we'll take it!

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    The only thing positive about one-sided-only feedback is seeing who all the yes-men are.

    It makes the forum less readable, encourages pandering to populist arguments & adds nothing to the conversation. I wish I could shut the whole system off for myself, but I suspect that's not available in this '74 Pinto edition of vBulletin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    I turned on the thank you per post. However, I removed the ability to thank you own posts.


    Classic.

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    You'd be surprised at how much that was happening, but then, maybe not.

    I will leave this up for a couple of days and see what the feedback is.
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    Not a fan of it, at all. It seems completely unnecessary in my opinion.

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    Are we using the latest greatest version of vBulletin?

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    Baahahaha

    No, we're at least 2 major releases back & it's not getting upgraded w/o a serious outlay of cash.
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    Didn't we used to use phpBB before? That's free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Baahahaha

    No, we're at least 2 major releases back & it's not getting upgraded w/o a serious outlay of cash.
    We are 2 releases behind. Upgrades can happen, but the CMS is more the main reason.

    That was a fairly large bill with the last estimate I had.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
    Didn't we used to use phpBB before? That's free.

    Yes, and also had some serious shortcomings. I am looking at 4 different forum providers for the upgrade, and vBulletin 4 & 5 come with a standard CMS - but vB5 is getting rather mixed reviews.
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