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Boost Thread Watching and First Post Likes

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Digital Doctor, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    (1) Add Watch this thread to the Quick Reply area (as it is in the Full Editor).
    (2) Add Like this Thread (aka First Post Like) to Quick Reply Area.

    === Mockup2 === more subtle Watch Like links.
    ===Mockup 1===

    (1) Watching threads keeps people coming back and getting alerts ! Make it convenient to Watch threads.
    (2) Xenforo enables sorting a forum based on First Post Likes. Unfortunately, when a thread is many pages ... First Post liking drops off alot (sadly). Make it convenient to Like the first post.
    Deepmartini, Alien, fitu and 6 others like this.
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Morgain likes this.
  3. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    I defend the Watch thread in quickreply, that's more easy for people who wanna stay turned on :D
  4. MarcosPreviato

    MarcosPreviato Active Member

    Great Idea!
  5. Veer

    Veer Well-Known Member

    Extremely great idea!
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  6. MarcosPreviato

    MarcosPreviato Active Member

    hey man, by any chance you could not develop a mood similar topics or posts, I'm sure the whole community is waiting for him!

  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

  8. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member

    great idea!
  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    (3) Looks cluttered to me. What exactly is wrong using the watch and like links at the top?
  10. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member

    A lot of people do not know they can like something, so they wont look for it.
    This is another way to introduce a mostly ignored feature.
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  11. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I doubt people will overlook the like button link and/or not know what the like conveys. You could argue that the like being accessible in the area proposed by DD could allow for like abuse. The mind just doesn't work like that you read the opening post, you like, laughed or maybe agreed with the opening post and the automatic reaction is click like, maybe read a little more in the thread and maybe post.

    Maybe I just don't understand the logic in this suggestion which may be the case

    Eitherway, I still think it looks cluttered, messy and an unnecessary focus point.
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think you should read the whole thread before deciding to watch it.
    More watchers = More alerts = more engagement = win.
    The First Post Like [aka Like Thread] is far away when the last post is on page 2,3,4,5.....700.
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    What about watching then ?

    Here's more subtle then.
    [1] Thread Like and Thread Watch
    [2] Watch

  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I'm merely posting my opinion DD i still think the placement still looks odd personally. That being said, it's really the devs you have to convince not me but the second mockup is better but not what I would call a solution it's not consistent or what I would call inline with the xenforo standard.

    The watched being missed by people I still find hard to believe. Again, same rule with the likes being missed wouldn't the same also be said for reply being missed yet we see an abundance of replies being made on forums. The links being missed debate just doesn't wash with me personally because sometimes people don't care for watching threads but mostly it's down to laziness imo or that they just don't feel the need to like and/or watch a thread.

    Like I said, it's not me you have to convince.
  15. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Uhh why not just enable the option to automatically watch threads after a reply?
  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Because most people members usually turn it off, especially as they start getting too many alerts.
  17. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Do you also have it set to email?
  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I, myself, watch threads that I click "Watch" on.
    Otherwise, no alerts, no emails.
  19. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    There is a difference between liking a thread and liking the first post imo. Watch Thread is clearly visible at the top right. So I'd leave this one to the recources / template mods.

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