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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] - Convert +1 to Like

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Moses, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Moses

    Moses Well-Known Member

    Despite having the post thanks button on my site, I'm forever deleting "+1" posts from users. It'd be great if there was a way to click a post that contains a +1 and have the forum both delete the post and add a like from that user to the liked post.
    captainslater and Dragonfly like this.
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    So you mean if you quote a post and add +1?
    I kinda like this idea.. my users are forever doing [2], [3], [4] etc. and it drives me crazy!

    Only problem is, what if you run a maths forum :cool:

    On the other hand you could just encourage the use of Like on your boards... or use a plugin to detect if +1 is in the post.
  3. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Maybe you can just do a replacement variable for posts with just "+1" in them... replace "+1" with "[I like this post, but I'd rather perform 3 keystrokes to say I like it rather than just click the handy little 'Like' button]"
    Dragonfly likes this.
  4. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    LOL yeah I like the idea, it is annoying as heck when someone does the +1 thing
  5. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    How would the software know which post the '+1' is for (it's not always going to be the first post in the thread)? :)

    The replacement variable sounds like a better solution to me if you just want your members to stop posting '+1'. :)
  6. Moses

    Moses Well-Known Member

    I meant manually as an admin option, if you see the +1 you could use the inline mod to convert it, and part of the process would be to specify the post they like. This way it would work for
    Great idea
  7. Dereck

    Dereck Active Member

    Hi Dragonfly

    +1 :D (Someone had to)


    DaKat likes this.
  8. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    LOL :p
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why not just use the swear filter?

    For things like "+1", "This", "Yeah", etc. you could replace it with something like:
    "I'm padding my post count so I can earn the next trophy quicker".
  10. Moses

    Moses Well-Known Member

    Because the swear filter will change all occurances of a word.

    So, "This is a good idea" -> "I'm padding my post count so I can earn the next trophy quicker is a good idea" doesn't really work
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You do realise I was joking, right?
    James likes this.
  12. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    +... oh, wait.
    Not the best idea to be honest, as it is impossible to capture user's intent (though, most of the time, it will be what we want). It might be best to keep something like this as an add-on, where the admin can choose to add it into their forums at their own discretion.

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