In my admittedly limited user testing here, I found that people are confused by the integration of the thumbs up display of the number of likes given and the fact that the user can also "like" something by actually clicking that thumb up image. Worse, because there's a slight delay after clicking it to "like" something, users have a question about whether any "like" was actually received.
By comparison, the Xenforo "like" link does just one thing: it administers a "like." Easy to understand.
Oh, sorry. The suggestion is that the application of a "like" and the display of "number of likes" be separated. But I refrained from providing a specific suggestion because I thought that the description of the "issue" was of more importance. Furthermore, I'm not really qualified to suggest an appropriate remedy.
Now that I think more about it, though, I would argue that as a (new) component of Xenforo, the fundamentals of "liking" and generally communicating should be standardized so that a user does not need, for example, to learn a new way of "liking" something (or doing anything else) in the media gallery. It's just unnecessary friction from a usability standpoint.
the fundamentals of "liking" and generally communicating should be standardized so that a user does not need, for example, to learn a new way of "liking" something (or doing anything else) in the media gallery.
There appears to be no way to "like" something from the "new media" (or "recent media") block at the bottom of the forum.
And clicking on an actual image or media item from the block takes you to the item's full page, where it's equally frustrating, if not more so, trying to figure out something so simple as "liking" something.