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Like Dislike buttons

Postby hondated » 1 Feb 2016, 1:34pm

Not being a technophobe, if that is the right way to describe it, I am not sure whether one day we will run out of space on this Forum.
If there is a possibility of that ever happening wouldn't it be a good idea to introduce the same sort of system that CycleChat use in providing various buttons to like dislike etc various contributions to threads.
This would also prevent many of us merely repeating what other forum members have already stated.

Would this be too difficult to introduce or not.

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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Vantage » 1 Feb 2016, 2:16pm

Like.



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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Mick F » 1 Feb 2016, 2:33pm

This has been discussed before. Sorry, can't remember when, and I have tried searching.

From what I remember, it can't be done using the forum software ...................... despite being a good idea IMO.
PhpBB software doesn't "like" it. :wink:
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Vorpal » 1 Feb 2016, 3:00pm

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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Mick F » 1 Feb 2016, 4:08pm

Thanks Vorpal, I knew it was somewhere.

It seems I've changed my tune. I didn't like the idea then, but I do now.
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Paulatic » 1 Feb 2016, 6:29pm

As a Tapatalk user I can and do leave 'likes'
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby [XAP]Bob » 1 Feb 2016, 7:01pm

no-one else can see them though...

tapatalk is basically evil as far as I can see -100MB of app for what?

I'm sure it used to be paid for as well, and I note that is still takes "in app purchases"

The worst bit is the offensive adverts it puts over the top of supported forums when being browsed by a browser. At least they could support a 'per user' setting to "go away"
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Paulatic » 1 Feb 2016, 7:20pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:no-one else can see them though...

tapatalk is basically evil as far as I can see -100MB of app for what?

I'm sure it used to be paid for as well, and I note that is still takes "in app purchases"

The worst bit is the offensive adverts it puts over the top of supported forums when being browsed by a browser. At least they could support a 'per user' setting to "go away"

Often wondered can other Tapatalk users see them? They can on Other forums I use.
I don't know where you get 100Mb from, as looking at mine just now its using 445Mb which has grown from a 73Mb download. For keeping everything together easily found and uniformity between various sites.
As for in app purchases...79pence must be value to get rid of adverts if that's what it does. I coughed up my pennies for the pro version years ago so have never been bothered by any advertising.
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby mattsccm » 1 Feb 2016, 7:37pm

Why?

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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Sweep » 1 Feb 2016, 8:23pm

+1 to the suggestion of such buttons but it's clearly not going to happen. Pity.
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby admin » 1 Feb 2016, 9:51pm

It might happen when I upgrade to the latest phpBB3, which is on the cards sometime soon.

There's a mostly-finished extension for phpBB 3.1 that adds a "like"/"love" option: https://github.com/satanasov/postlove

And another that adds a "thanks for this post" button: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2259046

The second looks probably better, and better supported. I'll test it on the test version of this forum.

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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby hondated » 2 Feb 2016, 3:05pm

Thanks everyone for your contributions to this thread and it seems we may get this facility very soon.
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby gaz » 2 Feb 2016, 7:44pm

The OP could have set this up as a poll, "Do you want a like button: Yes/No" but no, he started a thread where forum members have to repeat what another forum member has already stated to make their view known :wink: . The irony :lol: .
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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby flat tyre » 3 Feb 2016, 4:18pm

mattsccm wrote:Why?


"Like"

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Re: Like Dislike buttons

Postby Si » 3 Feb 2016, 4:26pm

'Like' buttons....fair enough. 'Dislike' buttons....not keen....can make someone feel victimised just because they don't follow the herd, and if disliked it gives no indication why, unlike a reply stating why, and if you have a reply stating why then you don't need the dislike button.