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how to find "most Likes" ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by erich37, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    how to find "most Likes" ?

    - Posts with most "Likes" ?
    - Threads with most "Likes" ?
    - Members with most "Likes" ?
  2. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    It might be nice to have some kind of overview page with the "most liked content" over all time and over other timeframes—today, this week, etc.
    erich37 likes this.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I predict it will be:

    A post by Kier
    A thread by Kier
    Kim, Kier, Luke F and 2 others like this.
  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    also on your very own forum ?
  5. TrixieTang

    TrixieTang Well-Known Member

    Most likes on all forums will be Kier, he's that popular. :p
    anotheralias likes this.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I couldn't care less.

    Far too much importance is being placed on likes as far as I'm concerned.

    I can just imagine how much post padding and like padding there's going to be aiming for the next trophy/points.
    anotheralias likes this.
  7. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I agree, I think the best thing about the Likes is that they get people to post and to check back - and then receiving them motivates people to post some more. (Until they're trapped in a vicious cycle of posting and checking and they've let their work slide because they can not break the habit.... heh.) That is the brilliance of the Likes.

    Turning them into some kind of a popularity meter, by putting the "most liked" threads, posts and posters front and center, would totally negate all the positive reinforcement that they generate.
  8. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I'd like to provide a tool to show your own most liked content, but showing it across all users somewhat defeats the point, as anotheralias says so well.
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  9. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    A members with most likes page would create nothing but nepotism between members. It would be about getting on that page instead of posting good content.

    A content with most likes page however could work in some communities, but this should be an optional modification IMO.

    I agree that the best solution would be the one proposed by Kier. Because the last thing we need is another worthless reputation/karma system. Personally I think removing the public showing of like points (member cards, profile pages...) would be even better.
    Dragonfly, anotheralias and Kier like this.
  10. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Lord yes on the worthless rep system, it turned people into whiny beggars.

    And one of the first things I'll modify myself is taking the "who else liked this post" off the postbit. Which may be a mistake; I guess I'll find out.
  11. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    I like the likes (see what I did there? :) ). I did think I'd like to see a list of most liked members available but I take the points above this could be counterproductive. But the most liked post/thread would be nice though.
  12. Alice

    Alice Active Member

    An overall page of results could be fun for some sites, I can see the value in that, but it would be better if user-groups could be excluded from the results page, personally I would like to remove myself from the results page and make it for members not Admin. A bit like the set-up Marius has for his Experience mod, the set-up for that mod is wonderful.

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