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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Limit Like

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Peter, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    Admin option to limit daily/monthly like that a member can use.
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  2. karrott

    karrott Active Member

    I actually like the the current system of likes. It allows each member to set their own standard for how they distribute their likes. Some users will no doubt hand out likes like candy, while others will be more reserved and issue very few likes. I think it adds a bit of variety to the community.

    However to go along with your suggestion, I do think their should be an admin option to disable the like system for members who tend to abuse it. (Such as duplicate accounts just to like every post made by the original account.) To add on to this, it should also be possible for an admin to revoke all likes issued by one of these spam accounts. (In a similar way to the existing spam removal system.)
    projectego likes this.
  3. Jose Amaral Mota

    Jose Amaral Mota Active Member


    It should have...
    'Like' : gives full point only to topic creator
    'Like' : gives only 1/10 on 1 for non-topic creator
    'Like' : points stop until message count is greater or achieves next level vice-versa

    I can think of a lot of ways of to better this toy, then stopping members from using it.
  4. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I think you guys are over-complicating this... Likes are not in place to generate any sort of "experience points". When you have something like vBexperience on your forums, it gives reason for people reason to try to cheat the system. The like system is not there to get "points"; its there to limit the random 1 or 2 word "thanks" or "+1" posts in a thread.
    Peter-Jan, Baron, Defqon and 2 others like this.
  5. Jose Amaral Mota

    Jose Amaral Mota Active Member

    Jaxel... That part I new about, but since it is not posted, doc. or show how to use this function properly. It will not be used until all members are re-educated into using this feature. Still rather tweak it... ;)
  6. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I'm not objecting to the idea since it doesn't affect me if it's a toggle, but the only downside I see to someone handing out Likes like candy is, a lot of happy "liked" people. Oh wait, that's not a downside.....
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  7. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    I'm sure there will be sites that will enjoy the mass likes but on the other hand, there are sites that prefer "picky" likes for good content. Limiting it will make them "picky". :D
  8. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    I agree. The like system can be used for a base (with the trophy points) for a reputation system, but for do a decent system it's important to limit the likes...to prevent abuses.
  9. whitetrash

    whitetrash Active Member

    Agreed Maximilian...I don't know why I like the idea of dislike button as well.
  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I can't see this being added, personally. It would be better suited as a modification IMO. I use Like quite regularly and I believe Kier/Mike added it for reasons that don't require limiting them.
  11. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I also can't see this being added.

    If you put like the limit for 1 hour to 10 likes. And someone starts a thread 'Happy birthday YOURSELF', you gotta like it all :D
  12. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    Looks like there won't be a clear choice for this one. I think it's an option that should be left to the forum admin to decide.

    How about earning the ability to "like"? Or "like" enabled after certain number of posts or if member is part of certain group?

    Just throwing out ideas
  13. najaru

    najaru Active Member

    I like this suggestion
  14. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I think there will be much less abuse with the like system, because it's public and everyone will see the abuse. This is an important factor and probably does more to prevent abuse than a limitation on how many can be given. Likes =/ reputation.
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  15. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    "Limit them, earn them, use them to indicate good content" - people are still trying to turn them into a reputation system, and they're a whole 'nother animal. First of all, they are not a judgment of someone's behavior on the board, they're for specific posts. And if you limit them and force people to read a post with certain criteria in mind ("did I like this post better than that last one? Could a better post come along?") you'll suck all the fun out of it and they'll just stop caring at all. And then you'll have all the sig lines like with Reputation, ("if you Liked someone's post please be courteous and Like the post") and it all goes downhill from there.

    Why do you want to take such a simply beautiful thing and wrap it in a mile of red tape?
  16. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    I hear what you are saying and don't disagree with you. Have you seen facebook and youtube with like/dislike/thumbs up/down being abused? How many notification do you want to get for like "bombing"? What I meant when I said earn is that a new member should earn the right to use the like button. Or it can be 100 like in 24h. That's why we have this thread. To discuss and hear from both sides.
  17. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I know, that's why I'm tossing in my two cents. :) Personally I intend to remove the 'who liked this post' from the postbit, which may or may not be a mistake - I shall see. :)
  18. khaled3432002

    khaled3432002 New Member

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