Personally I prefer the share buttons at the top... While I *do* agree with the point about why would you share something if you haven't read it yet... there are other non-thread pages that also have share buttons (like the forum home) as well as pages that have no share button (but I think they should), like the forum page listing threads.
Now, if we had the share buttons on ALL pages, I think it would be best to have a place for them that's consistent across all pages... which means it can't go in the sidebar (not all pages have a sidebar). And for forum category pages and the forum home page it doesn't make sense to put them at the bottom.
Also, usually when you read a thread you know if you like/don't like it when you START reading it. It doesn't take you to the end of every word in it to normally decide if you like it or not.
Statistics... less "shares" and more thanks (because the thank link is easy to click and its well located). The situation is repeated over and over..simply watch the most viewed threads on XF and you will se a huge number of thanks and only a few "shares"
Statistics... less "shares" and more thanks (because the thank link is easy to click and its well located). The situation is repeated over and over..simply watch the most viewed threads on XF and you will se a huge number of thanks and a few "shares"
You will scroll to the bottom of the page to like a thread?.. me not..
What I saying is that XF should consider to move the default location of those buttons
Exactly! they like the article! So after read the first post or thread they say "wow..I like this article, I´m going to share it"... but I dont understand the purpose to scroll down to the footer to share the page. See examples on any other blogs or forums, they have the share buttons at the top or under the title
hoo...you are so wrong...have you ever used a Facebook account? I think you dont understand the concept of share something..
Look at http://mashable.com/ how many people use the share buttons...only admins?...come on..