1. Illinois
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    It would be great to have a little feedback in the forums, albeit simple feedback. While perusing a thread you will run across a post that resonates with you or you wish to promote, and you'll want to quickly register your approval somehow (the current recommend option doesn't lend itself as readily to this). On such occasions a "like" button would be handy—no need to clutter up the thread with another post—just click.

    There is often missing in the forums the sense that anyone else is keeping tabs on a debate other than those involved in the debate. It is my opinion that adding a "like" button, similar to the "like" button on facebook, would add quality and depth to the forum experience by allowing the anonymous forum user a way to express his/herself—and the debaters themselves would gain a real sense of the audience. IMO, this would promote higher quality posts overall.

    Would this be a difficult code to write? If not, please consider it.

    —epi
  2. Illinois
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    28 Jun '11 09:441 edit
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    It would be great to have a little feedback in the forums, albeit simple feedback. While perusing a thread you will run across a post that resonates with you or you wish to promote, and you'll want to quickly register your approval somehow (the current recommend option doesn't lend itself as readily to this). On such occasions a "like" button would be verall.

    Would this be a difficult code to write? If not, please consider it.

    —epi
    Unlike facebook, though, the identity of those pressing the "like" button should remain hidden. People might be more willing to press it. Aesthetically speaking, anonymous input would also give presence to the larger chess community. As I said, there is a stifling sense, at times, that no one else is keeping tabs on the debates except those involved. By affirming the presence of others besides the debaters keeping tabs on the debate a more exciting experience is created. IMHO, in this way an anonymous "like" button could only add to the forum experience.

    Obviously, a poster should not be able to "like" his own post.... 🙂
  3. SubscriberRuss
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    28 Jun '11 10:54
    I have considered culling the recs and replacing with likes/unlikes (thumbs up/thumbs down). For many of the reasons you suggest.
  4. SubscriberRuss
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    20 Jul '11 11:05
    This has gone in today. Site announcements for more details.
  5. Illinois
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    21 Jul '11 00:51
    Originally posted by Russ
    This has gone in today. Site announcements for more details.
    Just noticed. I hope it adds to the site. Wonderful work, BTW.
  6. Subscribercoquette
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    21 Jul '11 05:39
    suggest disabling allowing someone to thumbs up or down their own posts if they still can
  7. SubscriberRuss
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    21 Jul '11 08:52
    Originally posted by coquette
    suggest disabling allowing someone to thumbs up or down their own posts if they still can
    This is the case already, we just show the buttons so you can see how many votes your post got. Pressing the buttons is ineffective.
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    Would it be possible to keep tabs on which posters have the highest number of likes/dislikes and perhaps the highest percentage of likes/dislikes?
  9. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    IMO recommended post link is obsolete. Shouldn't there be a liked post list as well as disliked post list? Just to crush our egos. 😞
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    Originally posted by Savielly
    Would it be possible to keep tabs on which posters have the highest number of likes/dislikes and perhaps the highest percentage of likes/dislikes?
    Not, perhaps, the best idea. It would be too easy to abuse. Some clans spring to mind.

    Richard
  11. Standard memberPalynka
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    I appreciate the effort in making the buttons as ugly as possible.
  12. Standard memberavalanchethecat
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    I like it. There should also be a tab for 'unrecommended' posts though. Should be good for a laugh.
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    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    I like it. There should also be a tab for 'unrecommended' posts though. Should be good for a laugh.
    Unrecommended or disrecommended?

    Richard
  14. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    30 Jul '11 06:05
    Recommended posts from the last 7 days - updated every 24 hours.

    Erm...this doesn't seem to be the case now, as there are several posts listed which are 10+ days old, and many posts with recs are not listed.
    Wassupwitdat?
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