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PostFri Jun 04, 2021 5:03 am 
This feature is in development.  Hopefully this will make it easier to thank others for their contribution to the site, as well as provide positive reinforcement / feedback loops to encourage participation.  Enjoy!

Phase 1:  Add like button to bottom of posts (complete)

Phase 2:  Add optional reactions and tweak formatting (complete)

Phase 3:  Add notifications for reactions (complete)

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PostFri Jun 04, 2021 10:07 am 
The Like Button Ruined the Internet

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PostFri Jun 04, 2021 1:27 pm 
Next up, dim the lights with a "subscribe" pop up, and a large "agree to cookies" footer.

Just kidding.

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PostSat Jun 05, 2021 5:57 pm 
neek wrote:
The Like Button Ruined the Internet

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+1

One of the nice things about this site is its "old school" charm and lack of social media widgetization. I will never use this feature, and I hope it doesn't encourage people to simply hit the like button rather than actually respond, or to post things with an eye towards "like farming." Same goes for "reactions." That said, it is your site, and I appreciate all you do for it, Tom.

Also FYI for coding, the new like button shows up kinda on top of the edge of the reply button on Android mobile web. (It took me a sec to find it cause they look like one redesigned button.)

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PostSat Jun 05, 2021 6:30 pm 
That was intended in terms of button placement. I originally had it to the left but didn't like how it looked so merged it with the reply button. Still tweaking things (now should display inside the reply button to the top left).

As far as use, I'm thinking it provides an option to thank someone for their contribution when you otherwise wouldn't. I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing. I've participated on other forums that have this feature and would say it encourages more participation than vice versa.

Here is an example:

https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/2021-our-rides-in-words-photos-videos-maps.40087/

Compare to the the lazy trip report thread here, or our picture of the day thread where there is rarely feedback.  Without feedback contributors will eventually stop posting.

The proof is in the pudding for each of us in terms of posting history. I can say my record will improve in terms of thanking others with the added functionality.

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PostTue Jun 08, 2021 3:00 pm 
I donít see the like button on safari or chrome on iOS

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PostTue Jun 08, 2021 4:33 pm 
In the process of fixing it.  Buttons may not show up for other browsers as well until fixed.

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PostTue Jun 08, 2021 5:02 pm 
not seeing a button in firefox yet either ... but you probably know that

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PostTue Jun 08, 2021 5:04 pm 
Hopefully fixed now.

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PostTue Jun 08, 2021 9:01 pm 
I'm not finding the button (Chrome, Windows). Where should I look? I'm poor at noticing things.

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PostTue Jun 08, 2021 9:03 pm 
Riverside Laker wrote:
I'm not finding the button (Chrome, Windows). Where should I look? I'm poor at noticing things.

I would like this post if I could. I do see the 'likes'.

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PostTue Jun 08, 2021 10:10 pm 
It should display over the reply button to the top left. If you're not seeing it let me know what browser and operating system.

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PostWed Jun 09, 2021 9:48 am 
IMO it's a bit confusing to have it merged with the reply button.  The graphic on the quote button doesn't do anything different so why should this one?  Plus it's tiny on mobile, hard to hit the right one even if you know they are different (which you only would if you read this thread).  And how would different types of reactions be presented in the future?

One of these is not like the others...
One of these is not like the others...

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PostWed Jun 09, 2021 2:35 pm 
Thanks for the feedback.  Seems it's confusing so I'll break it out.  With other reactions the overlay will change based on your selection, same as if it were a drop down list.

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PostThu Jun 10, 2021 7:17 pm 
Added other reactions. Decided not to add  "angry" to keep things constructive. Also made the icons a little bigger.

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