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« on May 11th, 2011, 03:40 PM »Last edited on October 8th, 2014, 09:11 PM
Area: Miscellaneous
Feature: Reactions (Likes)
Developer: Arantor & Nao
Target: users
Status: 95% (core functionality implemented for posts and thoughts)
Comment:

We never liked karma in SMF. We don't like the idea that people get thumbs down on the basis of a message, but they never get to know which posts got them that reputation. Plus -- it's a bit of an ego trip.

Implementing 'like' buttons on posts/topics is a better way of actually guiding people through a user's best posts. We're hoping to implement the feature in every possible feature, such as media items.

The structure already implemented allows for liking any structure in theory - even plugin-added ones, and there's already the foundation for even doing it through AJAX, just more UI work needs to be done; most of the core was added in enough time to get it on wedge.org with more to follow ;)

:edit: October 2014: added support for multiple like types; renamed to 'Reactions'.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #76, on September 13th, 2011, 05:20 PM »
See, the way I see nhwd was asking if there'd be the ability to unlike something for another user. As an admin permission of sorts.

Not sure why'd that would be needed, but that's just how I took it to mean.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #77, on September 13th, 2011, 05:28 PM »
*nods* That is what he asked, Cassiel, and there wouldn't be much need for that.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #78, on September 13th, 2011, 07:35 PM »
What I meant was If you could remove your 'Like'. Let's say you read the beginning of a post and (for some dumb reason) you 'Like' it but then you read the rest of the post and disagree with something. Will you be able to remove that 'Like'?


Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #80, on September 13th, 2011, 07:44 PM »
Quote from nhwd on September 13th, 2011, 07:35 PM
What I meant was If you could remove your 'Like'. Let's say you read the beginning of a post and (for some dumb reason) you 'Like' it but then you read the rest of the post and disagree with something. Will you be able to remove that 'Like'?
That's what "Unlike" is for...

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #81, on September 13th, 2011, 10:53 PM »
Quote from Arantor on September 13th, 2011, 05:28 PM
*nods* That is what he asked, Cassiel, and there wouldn't be much need for that.
Whoops. When I was reading the comments the way it sounded made me think you guys were taking it as being able to "like" the "like" that somebody likes. Just a whole series of sub-"likes" and "dislikes" from that.

That would just be a whole other bucket of crazy.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #82, on September 13th, 2011, 10:55 PM »
Well, it seems now that there's been talking at cross purposes because what was originally confirmed to have been the case has been overturned but I think it's fairly clear that we're all on the same basic page.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #83, on September 14th, 2011, 12:04 AM »
Quote from Cassiel on September 13th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Whoops. When I was reading the comments the way it sounded made me think you guys were taking it as being able to "like" the "like" that somebody likes. Just a whole series of sub-"likes" and "dislikes" from that.

That would just be a whole other bucket of crazy.
That's what I was thinking.

Thanks for clearing it up guys.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #84, on September 14th, 2011, 08:20 AM »
Quote from Arantor on September 13th, 2011, 04:49 PM
I suspect the fact names aren't attached to it does make a difference, and I can see providing the option both ways (names/no names, maybe names for author only as an option) could be good.
if you do it like that please consider both author and admin to can see the names  :hmm:

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #85, on September 14th, 2011, 12:26 PM »
I did say 'maybe'. I don't know yet how I want to play that, because there are consequences and implications that need to be attended to.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #86, on September 14th, 2011, 12:33 PM »
(If it's up to me, social features like this will be in Wedge 1.1 btw. Otherwise v1.0 will never be out by the end of the year...)

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #87, on September 14th, 2011, 04:29 PM »
Hmmm one thing that would be nice is if it was possible to "like" a post without incrementing the users "reputation" or cumulative "likes". This might prevent some likewhoring while making it possible to "like" a helpful post .

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #88, on September 14th, 2011, 05:07 PM »
Everything is possible but multiplying options isn't always for the best.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #89, on September 15th, 2011, 01:19 AM »
It's usually for worst actually.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #90, on March 17th, 2012, 01:02 AM »
Can someone update this topic?