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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Alt-Text missing for Like

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by erich37, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    at the very right of each post we do have the Links for:

    #Permalink - Like - Reply

    for "Like" there is the Alt-Text missing when hovering over the link.

    maybe something as this:

    "Like, do you like this ?"

    FakeBook has: "Like this comment"
  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Seems a bit redundant perhaps?
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  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    no idea, but FB has an Alt-Text on their Like......
  4. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Shouldn't all links have alt text for non link browsers?
  5. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Links? No.

    It's images that need alt text.
  6. Photon

    Photon Member

    I believe he's talking about the "title" attribute of <a> of the "Like" link.
    <a href="#" title="Hello there">Hi</a>

    What he wants is.
    <a href="-#LikeLink-" title="Do you like this?">Like</a>
  7. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Thanks, I know what he wants, I'm just questioning the necessity to add a tooltip at all - the Like button can only be interpreted one of a few ways.
  8. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Probably completely unrelated, but:

    My plan is to have a subforum to vote on things, and based on information in another thread, it seems possible to have a special graphic on the first post in those threads in that subforum, perhaps I could use a "Vote" button instead of the Like. We may put a title on that button "Vote for this idea".

    If that is possible, I don't code.
  9. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    yeah, this is unrelated.
    But I guess you are talking of having some sort of Poll-feature limited to a sub-forum only ?

    you might want to create a new thread for this in the Suggestions-section......
  10. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    the title attribute (tooltip) is only required if the link itself is not straightforward - needs extra information about the element

    the alt attribute specifies an alternate text for an image (not needed for text links)

    (posting in case anyone is confused)

    I'm sure you envision many types of people using XF.
    Some of those users may not understand what Like is doing on the page.

    I recommend adding the tooltip. Reply has one - why not keep it consistent?
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  11. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I was intending my post to be taken a bit more abstractly, just to give idea that it could have other uses, in addition to the obvious "Do you Like me?", "Like this post?", "Hit me!" type text that could show up.

    The need to let people know that Like means "Like" is somewhat dubious.
  12. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Then why does the Reply link have a title attribute? I would think the Reply button can only be interpreted one of a few ways...
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  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Because it tells you it quotes the post when replying.
  14. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Precisely, that tooltip tells you about non-obvious functionality, which the Like button does not have.
  15. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that makes sense. :)
  16. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    The Report and Watch Thread links also do not have a tooltip. Not that they are needed IMHO, but if you use 'consistency' as a reason (which can be a good reason in certain areas), then you also want to have tooltips on them. I believe the actual need (added value) of tooltips out weight reasons of consistency. So since there is no need...
  17. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    it is about consistency, but also about language.

    Considering that "Like" will contain more than just ONE word in other languages e.g. in german-language.

    In german-language, for "Like" it will most probably say "Gefällt mir", so having an ALT-Text in order to explain the meaning of "Gefällt mir" would be beneficial.
  18. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    What would the tooltip say? "Gefällt mir?" I'm kind of with Kier on this one, that despite how many words it may take up, there's really no way to explain "like." :)
  19. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    what I am trying to say: you might not need to explain the word "Like" in english language.
    But there is a need to explain "Like" in other languages.
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Even if "Like" has been translated into that language?

    I think with the proliferation of Facebook now, almost everyone who uses forums will immediately understand what "Like" means, no matter which language it is written in.
    Kier and Abomination like this.

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