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Who has been looking for the like button on their forums already?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dutchbb, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I find myself sometimes wanting to click the like button, must be spending too much time here :p
    Nicolas, Noles, Darkimmortal and 4 others like this.
  2. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    LOL yeah me! I have gone to like something so many times :p

    I do have the rep system, but it is just not the same at all :(
  3. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Me! In March 2010 I stopped contributing to the vBulletin community (after 8! dedicated years), but occasionally I still read the discussions over there and find my eyes searching for the [Like] button on postings (postings that criticizes vBulletin 4 and it's management to be clear, 'cause there not much to be [Liked] about the whole vB4 situation is there?) more and more... :)
  4. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member


    i think there is a feature in vB that is similar in nature but more complicated to use. i used to have it on my own forum a while ago. cannot find it right now. maybe it was disabled when i opted out of some feature of the forum. :|

    it was anti-infraction thing. can anyone point it out? it was open to everyone and not just the mods.
  5. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    You can not have a forum without a LIKE button imho. :)
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  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    This is the only community I'm visiting regularly right now, so not me :p.
  7. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Yes - there's been a few really good posts on my forum and not having a like button has been very irritating!!! :)
    AmericanForum.com likes this.
  8. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    ME!!! I mean you can like an entire thread on vb but it's not the same.
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  9. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    strange. i remember having a feature where users could give a positive rating for your post in a thread. and you could look at the positive ones in your profile page. i must be hallucinating once again.
  10. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Yes, reputation/karma. But it's just not the same :)
  11. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Not the same at all and yes! I've been doing it too. It's become enough of a habit that I start to 'like' something and have to remember I'm not on this board.
    nenon and Dragonfly like this.
  12. DaKat

    DaKat Well-Known Member

    Yup, I have. All the while looking at my now boring vB board and wondering how it will look in XenForo...
  13. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have.
  14. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    haha oddly I have looked around for it a few times on other forums as well

    luckily most of them have the click thanks mod so it's almost the same.
  15. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Yep, missing it. :)
  16. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    I really like the Like feature but I keep forgetting to use it.
    It's too far over on the right - unless you're on a small screen maybe.

    When I run my XFs I'll make Like and Reply bigger and centre them via template edits.
    The post number could stay over there but bigger.

    One reason I like it is that it cuts down on the one word posts or even less like +1
    I can see why they are intuitive to do but annoying to follow up email notification just for that .... several times in a row .... several times/ lots of times per day.
    Of course I also want to disable that "no more notifications" thing. Then one could go on geting them and visit more when it suits you say every 5 notifications or so.

    Am also interested to see how Like can be used at admin level.
    But I think unless it's more obvious to use, just a bit more obtrusive, it'll get used in a patchy way so number of Likes won't be very reliable.
    Lee likes this.
  17. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I never expand a web browser window over the whole width of the screen. Usually I have two windows open next to each other or the main windows just at 70% of the screen width or so. Works much better imo.

    Another option is to design your XF style so that it has a max width set (not the same as fixed width!).
  18. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    I have 3 instances of Fiefox open (Business/ Personal/ Community Poject) each with up to 10 tabs running. That needs width.
  19. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    In that case the fixed width style may suit you better :)
  20. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Considering it's comparable to the Thank You system other forums provide as mods it's nothing new to me. HOWEVER I think the really appealing thing on this system is the notifications. I love how easy it is to spot things that make you feel really apart of the community.

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