LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by Louis7777 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:40 am

Facebook wouldn't be as much successful if they had dislikes. They want positive energy, not negativity.

And youtube promotes its like feature more.

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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by RMcGirr83 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:35 pm

Master_Cylinder wrote:Like without dislike is useless...
Facebook doesn't seem to agree.
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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by Mess » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:29 pm

RMcGirr83 wrote:
Master_Cylinder wrote:Like without dislike is useless...
Facebook doesn't seem to agree.
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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by VSE » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:58 pm

Louis7777 wrote:Facebook wouldn't be as much successful if they had dislikes. They want positive energy, not negativity.
Yet FB is in the news right now for purposely trying to make some 700,000 people unhappy. :shock:
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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:30 am

Master_Cylinder wrote:Like without dislike is useless...
Not true. It gives some indication of how useful others have found a post. Not liking it can imply either "meh" or dislike, but either way, it's not liking it.

Saying "like without dislike is useless" Is sort of like saying "friends without foes is useless". As already mentioned, Facebook doesn't have "foes". You can unfriend somebody, but that's not quite the same.

Or consider elections. There are no "thumbs up"/"thumbs down" for candidates. You can only vote for a person or not vote for a person, but you can't negate somebody else's vote (you can effectively cancel their vote by voting for another candidate if it's a two person race, of course, but there's no "anybody but him" vote).

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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by KurtisC » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:24 am

Like only systems are a little jarring at first I've found, especially on forums that only point one way (positive). The upside is there's no enforced negativity of posts going into the negative, but the downer is unpopular posts don't get neg-repped and just left at '0' with the odd person in favour giving it a +1. It's not a huge problem though and most people with common sense understand that, I even think it's better when it's one way only but it did take a little getting used to.

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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by Kamahl19 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:38 pm

+1 to Pony99CA and KurtisC

(I would rather liked their posts without writing a new one, it takes much more time)

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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by Weskey » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:26 pm

+1 for the feature.
I think only the like button would be more interesting.

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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by mrgtb » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:31 pm

I wouldn't be against just giving LIKES (dislikes cannot be done) if making the task of adding it into the core product much easier. As a forum can look a bit negative if you browse it and see loads of red - minus likes displayed on posts. Just so long as the ability to remove a LIKE on a post you give is still an option (you can remove your like given - as well as give them out). In a way that works as a negative.

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Re: LIKE posts feature added in phpBB 3.1

Post by KurtisC » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:51 pm

In the meantime, there's a mod that I've implemented on my own forums;
Like Mod.

It provides users a means of adding a like, but it doesn't for removing them. This could be a good thing for the notifications as well for the 3.1 release, and also the total amount of 'likes' can be summed up in the users profile.

Can we find a different word than 'like' though? Am I the only one who doesn't really 'like' that word on its own?

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