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add ability to like a private conversation

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by gib, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. gib

    gib Active Member

    I can edit, report or reply to a private conversation, but I can't LIKE a conversation

    Would it be possible to add a LIKE option ?
     
  2. Desire

    Desire Member

    I would suppose members would team up and Like boost. You have no idea what people do to get Likes these days...
     
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  3. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    And I don't really see the point.
     
  4. gib

    gib Active Member

    let's say someone starts a 5 way conversation and someone else wants to like a particluar response or suggestion, it's currently not possible to do so.
     
  5. x_Stricken_x

    x_Stricken_x Active Member

    Why would you want to like a post in a conversation? It's not feasible as only the participants are going to see it..
     
  6. gib

    gib Active Member

    Due to one of my forum members asking for it.

    Someone made a suggestion in a personal conversation (with 5 participants) and someone wanted to like the suggestion, but can't
     
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Repost the Private Conversation to the forums and Like it there.
     
  8. gib

    gib Active Member

    then it wouldn't be a private conversation ;)
     
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    If it's not public it really doesn't need Likes then.
     
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  10. x_Stricken_x

    x_Stricken_x Active Member

    I don't see a feasible reason because of one person wanting it...

    Then they could reply "I like that idea!", done. Adding the ability to like an item in a conversation is just wasted database space, in my opinion. I could see if like 100-1,000 people wanted it - but judging by the posts here, that's not the case.
     
  11. Mutt

    Mutt Well-Known Member

    well, I just went to like a PC & realized you can't.

    i would like the ability but I'd like to ACP option to decide if PC like count towards your like count or not.
     
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  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Use this: +Like or +1 or .....
     
  13. Mike Creuzer

    Mike Creuzer Well-Known Member

    Conversations in general do not need to be liked. To 'like' something is to express an interest and for entire community to recognize. If it is private, there is no point, as they will not be able to view it?

    Imagine your recent activity: Audentio recently liked a private conversation. (No link to view it as it is private) :p No point.
     
  14. gib

    gib Active Member

    Maybe on your forum it is, but I would like to have the option to like a private conversation response.
    We will beg to differ on it ;)
     
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  15. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Well... like applies to community and since it is counted in a displayed total for each person on the board...and is viewable publicly, so should be the posts which have gained those likes.

    liking msgs in your inbox would kind of open up circumventing the transparency of the like system the way it is now and more than likely would be abused.

    On the other hand I have often gotten help in an inbox msg and really wanted to like the post for the response before I even followed the advice in the post just as a way of saying thanks quickly as I continue to read their post.

    The only way to meet halfway is to be able to like a inbox msg and have the like be null as far as adding to the user's stats that can be seen publicly.
     
  16. x_Stricken_x

    x_Stricken_x Active Member

    It would be code wasted. A lot of communities wouldn't use it, and those that do get no benefit from it.
     
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  17. Thiel

    Thiel Member

    I agree with this 100% but, its easy to like spam someone if you tell them too.
     
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  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    To like a personal conversation ... do it manually.

    +Like
     
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  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Actually maybe the people who want +Like in PC are having important and ongoing conversations with lots of other members.
    In that case, Like would be useful.

    However, I think you probably need a private forum !
     
  20. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    or get Social Groups.
     

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