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What if the XF Like button was merged with the Facebook Like button?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Ruven, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Ruven

    Ruven Well-Known Member

    Having 2 Like buttons is kinda weird for me.
    How bout just one button, you click on the XF Like button and it not only does its XF duties but it then also works as a Facebook Like as well. Sending whatever information FB Like sends normally to Facebook.

    Of course this would only have that effect if the forum was FB activated and the user has a FB account and is logged in.

    The Like button would first complete its XF duties, then it would check if there is a FB account connected to the person clicking, if so then it sends it to FB, if not then nothing else happens.
  2. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member


    Just because I like a post doesn't mean I want to plaster it all over Facebook.

    I think it's fine as it is.
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  3. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Both like buttons have completely different uses; XenForo's post like is to add to post count, and show support for the post. Facebooks is to share the post on Facebook, and you don't always want to do so with posts you like.
  4. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    People would get flooded with XF news feeds on Facebook. As much as I like XenForo, I don't want to be splattered with it everywhere I go. It's bad enough with the Like system Facebook released that I see my friends liking the most ridiculous things from sites like likewat.net and I can't hide/ignore it.

    A simple like button for the thread is good enough.
  5. RvG

    RvG Active Member

    I trust that coders will manipulate this for sure. :)
  6. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I don't fancy liking 100 posts and having all 100 liked posts appear on Facebook.
  7. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    I vote no on this as well. I do my best to stay off facebook but realize that facebook isn't going away so I have to keep that functionality separate for others to use.
  8. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    No, there are two different use between the xf like and the facebook like. For prevent confusion, you can use the facebook share instead of the facebook like. ;-)
  9. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Ruven ... your idea is interesting ... I post too many likes here and would not want to spam FB ...

    however it would be cool to have a MASTER BLASTER button ... one button and it sends out to all configured sites

    ie Twitter, FB, Google Buzz, Digg etc etc :) 
  10. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I do not want them merged.
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  11. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I definately don't want them merged.
    A Windows Live Messenger and facebook integration is good, but not XenForo ;)
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  12. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    facebook likes is a complicated thing. it gives a lot of power to the site which has been liked.

    i have been waiting for a solid challenger to this like button from other services.

    automattic has launched a like button but that is for their wordpress.com hosted blogs.

    disqus has a like button but that is for blogs running their comment service.

    there is no universal likes system that is not connected to something as personal as facebook.

    even on twitter i have to think twice about liking something that i would not like to share with people who are following me!
  13. Saeed

    Saeed Well-Known Member

    I'd prefer keeping them separate too. :)
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  14. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    I don't want facebook like buttons at posts.

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