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Lack of Interest [Option] Disable `Likes' in locked threads

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by gordy, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    (I searched before asking ;) )

    Will there be a way to disable `Likes' in a locked thread ?

    I just `Liked' a post in a locked thread, and was wondering if there is a toggle for that.
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    There are reasons to like posts in lock threads. Look at the random questions answered threads kier posted. It's lock but i want to like the answers he gives.
  3. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    And then there are reasons not too, hence the toggle request ~
  4. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    What reasons would they be? I'm actually interested, what situation should a post no longer be likeable?
  5. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    I suppose it can be managed in Admin CP,such as disable the "like" in certain category or certain thread.
  6. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    Controversial threads, maybe? Members take umbrage to other members getting in a last word, be it an acutal post or otherwise (in this case a likes)
  7. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    then the appropriate action would be to not like it...

    but by disabling the function you are taking away the possibility of others who do agree from liking...
  8. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    If I'm not allowed to like something because the administrator of the forum feels the need to micro-manage what he/she deems shouldn't be liked by anybody, I don't think I'd stick around for much longer. It's like telling me what I am and am not allowed to agree with, or what I can and cannot say. Sorry, I'm just not into that whole "let's censor anything I disagree with" scheme.

    It should be an either all-on or all-off system, IMO.
    MisterPersonality likes this.
  9. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    I understand and agree with that, however there are instances (you can't just presume all forum genre's deal with delicate subject matter) where abuse is possible.

    There needs to be a means of curtailing that potential abuse, after all, it is still a form of communicating in a locked thread.
  10. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    What abuse? If liking a post that you happen to disagree with is abuse, then I'm afraid to find out what real abuse is.

    How is it communicating? It's a one-way action: I like your post. That's it; end of story. Nothing left to do if the thread is closed.
    Brandon_R likes this.
  11. No, the appropriate action would be to delete those posts that are umbrageous.

    Personally, if it can't be used in certain situations, then there's no point in having it all.
  12. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    That is not all the point, nice spin though :)

    There are scenarios where this is applicable, one example:
    Poster B has an issue with Poster A.
    Admin locks thread.
    Poster B rallies Posters X,Y,Z to ``Like'' Poster B's post.
    Poster A is intimidated, reports complaint.
    Admin has no control over ``Likes'' and cannot keep the peace.

    Yes, in this example, it demonstrates a members over-sensitivity, but like I said before , not everyone's memberships are a tough crowd or hold their own. I've seen members get upset about the most inane and trivial things.
  13. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    In this scenario, you have a much bigger problem than abuse of the like system. You have members who are inciting trouble, which alone demands admin/moderator interference. Disabling liking is only going to cover the symptoms of this underlying problem; not cure it.

    This alone = warning. Rallying likes? Seriously? Sorry, I don't run kids' forums.
    MisterPersonality likes this.
  14. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    True, but it is a step to triage that example matter.
  15. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I guess someone would enjoy sitting there liking and unliking a post just to spam someone with alerts :cool:

    I'm sure if it's not core functionality (and assuming it uses the $show variable like vB) you could just set $show['like'] = false;

    Of course I have absolutely no idea how it's done, but removing the like button from closed threads shouldn't be too hard.
    gordy likes this.
  16. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I can see the reason for disabling it in locked threads, but that is mitigated by the fact that 'who' liked the posts are publicly viewable.

    If it cannot be removed from locked threads there should be instructions on how to do that, which in theory should survive upgrades.

    For out forum, personally, I would leave Likes enabled for locked threads.

  17. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    Excellent idea, toggling would be the most convenient. Thank you for the reply with out the spin :)

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