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Add-on Like Limit - likes of the future! (>_>!)

Discussion in 'Custom Service/Development Requests' started by mrchasez, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. mrchasez

    mrchasez Active Member

    Some people think its funny to like everything, or a certain person a whole bunch.
    However its spam, and there is no good way to deal with it.

    We need a simple addon with a configurable amount of likes allowed a day.
    So we can set 20 per person a day, something along those lines.

    0xym0r0n, Brandon Sheley and HWS like this.
  2. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Yes I have someone who "devalues the currency."

    However I think it would be hard to set a quota helpfully.
    20 a day is about what this user does with me so I guess it needs to be a setting by admin. That is quite hard to estimate as it depends on more than the size of your board.-

    Does the post level generally fluctuate? mine does ... sometimes almost nothing, sometimes a maximum. So a range.
    The max Likes would then only act on the busy days. Quiet days it would have no effect.

    Really it's about a percentage - forcing them to select say a third or half the posts they read. But I can't see how you could code for that.
  3. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Is this a paid request?
  4. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Hmm thinking about it I don't think a quota is necessaril;y the answer.

    Instead you get popup messages.

    3 Likes. Thank you for being generous to other members.
    4 Likes. Thank you for being so generous to other members. You have used 4 Likes today.

    5 Likes. Thank you but be careful you don't trash the point of giving Likes.
    They are like prizes or hugs so if you give them to everyone they become meaningless.

    GIANT POPUP - half the screen
    6 Likes. You really do need to stop giving Likes for today!

    MEGA POPUP covers almost all the screen
    7 Likes. YOU ARE SPAMMING OTHER MEMBERS. STOP! Or you lose your Like feature.

    8 Likes. Your ability to give a Like will be suspended if you give any more today after this one.
  5. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    People who set out to annoy people are not annoyed by the size of the text....in fact they are probably laughing because now you are pissing off a real member who is genuinely liking something and does so a bunch of times per day. ..in the end...you just made a public service announcement stating that they won.
  6. mrchasez

    mrchasez Active Member

    I could pay a little ($10 >_>?).
    We get a hundred or so new users a day, and have thirty thousand right now.
    So manually setting something wouldn't be possible.

    Another method, four likes an hour. That sounds about right.
  7. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  8. mrchasez

    mrchasez Active Member

  9. alexD

    alexD Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about making an add-on with the following features:
    • Throttle likes for whatever number of seconds you wish.
      • An optional waiting threshold until the next permitted number of likes, in case the above limit is triggered.
    • Exclude user groups from limit definitions.
    • A clever system that forgives accidental unlikes and allows the users to like again without being punished for triggering any limits. (optional)
    • Moderator Controls (forum/node based permissions):
      • Update/correct like caches for any thread or post (useful if there are renamed or hard deleted users who have liked something, but get to be displayed with their old usernames or still show up even if/as deleted).
      • Remove likes of specific users from threads or posts.
    • AdminCP:
      • Update the likes information from every post, globally.
  10. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I would vote for the option to control the "likes" per day, per usergroup.
  11. mrchasez

    mrchasez Active Member

    Sounds great =)

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