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Likes instead of Thanks

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Some of you may have noticed that I replaced "Thanks" with "Likes"

    A few thoughts about the change:

    1) We can always go back to Thanks if folks don't like the change after giving it a try for a couple weeks.

    2) Most of the time, the Thanks button used to show that someone likes a post and/or the images in that post.

    3) The "like" button can also be used to say "thanks", eg when someone has complimented you in their post. Not exactly the same to like and to thank, but close enough and used this way in many communities.


    I'm always open to suggestions / feedback, but please give it some time before concluding that you dislike the change.


    Also, you can enable or disable being notified of new Likes via these settings: https://www.talkemount.com/profile.php?do=editoptions
     
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  2. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    916
    Aug 22, 2012
    Like!
     
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    How about: Duuuuuuuude! Too gender-specific? :p
     
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Always thought "Like" made more sense than "Thanks" ;)
     
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  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Interesting...wasn't aware there was an issue.
    I viewed the 'Thanks' option as acknowledging something beneficial someone posted...and many times it's not even a photo...might be a tip, or an explanation, or a link, etc.
     
  6. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    I treated thanks like like anyway.
    Note Tapatalk is still showing Thanks...
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    No issue to me either way.
     
  8. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    807
    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Likes or thanks does not bother me at all, though since the update new likes aren't registering properly for me. They appear as new notifications but when I try to access them they are not there only my old thanks, and when I access the forum again the new likes are still there as notifications. Its not a big deal or anything just thought id let you know.
     
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  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Please try deleting your browser cache and tell me if the issue recurs.
     
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  10. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    807
    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    That fixed it right up, thanks :)
     
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  11. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    547
    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Hey Amin,
    Is it a global change to not see 'liked XXX in YYY posts'? I don't see that info on my posts or others, but never really felt it was necessary.
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    It's still in the profiles but not in the posts. I can put it back if folks want to see it there.
     
  13. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José

    I liked it (no pun intended)
     
  14. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I'd be thankful if you did. :p
     
  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    ;)
     
  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Having thanks/likes in the postbit under the post count and real name was causing a problem with the feedback system in Buy & Sell. I will try to fix this but for now had to disable that display.
     
  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    On a positive note, I did some work on the forum search, and it should now function for short and/or tricky terms that it would fail on in the past.