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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 #47, on September 12th, 2011, 02:02 PM »
There won't be a 'dislike' feature, as far as I'm concerned.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #48, on September 12th, 2011, 02:23 PM »
I thought we were going to make it optional but supporting both like and dislike? That was the plan in my head at least...

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #49, on September 12th, 2011, 02:28 PM »
If you write the feature, sure :P

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #50, on September 12th, 2011, 04:30 PM »
Quote from Nao on September 12th, 2011, 02:02 PM
There won't be a 'dislike' feature, as far as I'm concerned.
i can see the logic in that  ::)
like and unlike as in fb ?  :hmm:

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #51, on September 12th, 2011, 05:03 PM »
Nope, as already discussed in more than one place, the ability to physically indicate your dislike of something.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #52, on September 12th, 2011, 10:58 PM »
Would there would be an option to unlike something a user liked?

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #53, on September 12th, 2011, 11:04 PM »
Doesn't make sense.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #54, on September 12th, 2011, 11:10 PM »
Unliking something that you yourself marked as liked, makes sense to a degree, but having the ability to reset someone else's like, no, not seeing any point to that at all.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #55, on September 12th, 2011, 11:11 PM »
It's pretty meta that's for sure.

I think he means "dislike the like" maybe.

Maybe not.

It seems weird.

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #56, on September 12th, 2011, 11:21 PM »
I'll be adding options to 'like the like', 'like the dislike', 'dislike the like', 'dislike the dislike', 'thank the like for disliking the dislike', 'dislike the thank for liking the thank for disliking', and of course the mandatory one, 'I'd love to say something generic but I can't bother to type so I'll just click this generic button that doesn't say anything special.'

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #57, on September 12th, 2011, 11:22 PM »
Quote
I'd love to say something generic but I can't bother to type so I'll just click this generic button that doesn't say anything special.
+1

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #58, on September 12th, 2011, 11:22 PM »
<generic>

<nao was there>

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #59, on September 12th, 2011, 11:27 PM »
I don't need it at least. Simple likes are enough to make my whole site "troll around" (up me and i'll up you, why can't I get free likes, etc).

That said some sites probably want them and I think it does fit in a forum core*. :)

*Like / Dislike, not "like the like"

Re: Like/dislike
« Reply #60, on September 12th, 2011, 11:34 PM »
I suspect it mostly depends on the forum. I don't envisage running it on my more professional forums, but the more social ones I can fully envisage enabling it.