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Are guests able to "like" posts?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Brogan, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Obviously permissions are configurable in the admin panel.

    Does that include giving guests the ability to "like" posts or vote on polls, etc.

    I presume so?
    Abomination likes this.
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I'd guess so, it'd be something like:
    {members} and {x} guests like your post.
  3. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I hope not :(
    Abomination likes this.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That guests can like posts?

    Why not?
  5. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Because else the alert system would break :p
  6. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Alert: "A guest has liked your post!".
  7. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    Because a hazelnut can get one in a big trouble [Ice Age]. :D
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    I feel certain things should be limited to members, a like feature being one of them. How do you track them? If they've already liked a post? It becomes hard and inefficient. I vote for no, and will disable it if its an option.
  9. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I agree and disagree.
    I agree in the sense that it becomes easier to track on a per-user basis and it can log that you've liked it and prevent you from liking it twice (you could cookie/ip log this...). It also keeps it member-exclusive.

    I disagree in the sense that it allows members to see how much activity his/her post is drawing from outside of the forum's users!
    ---MAD--- likes this.
  10. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I would absolutely disable it if guests could do this.
  11. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I'd vote for NO.
    How can you be sure the same visitor won't like that post more than one time? or even the user like his post as a visitor. Definitely NO.
  12. James

    James Well-Known Member

    cookie-based system (HTML5's local storage anyone?) will stop most people from liking posts multiple times as they have no idea how to delete cookies. We just omit guest 'likes' from trophies etc.
  13. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    The ability to "like" posts should be a user group setting. There should also be a user group for guests. You can draw your own conclusions.
    Jonathan, jonsidneyb and Abomination like this.
  14. Safin

    Safin Member

    I personally would not enable the Like feature for guests. They can instead like the threads on facebook ;)
  15. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No guest liking and it almost certainly wouldn't happen. Hello like stuffing! :)
    Green Cat likes this.
  16. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    but we all like likes :p
  17. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    They don't mean much then though
  18. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    Thanks a lot

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