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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by JP21 » May 4th, 2021, 12:21 am

This has come to be a real surprise to me. But why does it have to be a heart shape exactly?

I want to know how I can hide the hearts from my posts.Please, my posts looks terrible with them.

Edit: Now I have found it in Edit Profile. (but still shows to other people) But the letter x still shows up!

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by muzik » May 4th, 2021, 2:08 am

JP21 wrote:
May 4th, 2021, 12:21 am
But the letter x still shows up!
Can confirm the existence of this.

As for the concept of likes themselves, I personally support Brian Prentice's viewpoint. The current implementation at least seems mildly unprofessional although that's probably a personal thing that may be discounted.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by BokaBB » May 4th, 2021, 2:33 am

Nathaniel wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 7:04 pm
hotdogPi wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 6:58 pm
I see that your post has 5 likes, but I can't see who they are by hovering.
It's a little fiddly -- you have to hover right over the number (not the x or the heart itself). Does that tidbit fix the issue, or is it still broken?
How to do that on phone?
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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Nathaniel » May 4th, 2021, 8:13 am

dvgrn wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 8:29 pm
I'll remain infinitesimally resentful because of the vertical screen space that they waste... but I'm sure I could get used to ignoring them if necessary.
I've moved the hearts up to the top row, alongside the quote button, so that no extra vertical space is wasted. Thoughts? I also made it blue instead of red (you may have to hard-refresh your browser to see the change) so that it doesn't stand out quite so much.
yujh wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 9:05 pm
Fine, I mean, it there’s no likes just don’t show it there?(it’s a bit confusing)
Done -- if a post has 0 likes, it now just shows the heart with no number.
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May 3rd, 2021, 10:37 pm
1) Similar to the problem stated here, the conwaylife.com logo fails to be displayed.
2) A redundant "/app.php" in the links to posts and topics makes them inaccesible.
I've fixed the logo issue. The other issue has been noted for now.
JP21 wrote:
May 4th, 2021, 12:21 am
Edit: Now I have found it in Edit Profile. (but still shows to other people) But the letter x still shows up!
Fixed -- the x is now gone if you hide "likes".
BokaBB wrote:
May 4th, 2021, 2:33 am
How to do that on phone?
I imagine you can't.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by cgoler2 » May 4th, 2021, 8:35 am

Could there be a button to the left of the like button which, if you click on it, displays the amount of people who liked the post?

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by yujh » May 4th, 2021, 9:51 am

cgoler2 wrote:
May 4th, 2021, 8:35 am
Could there be a button to the left of the like button which, if you click on it, displays the amount of people who liked the post?
It will show you if anyone liked your post I think (at least there's a notifiaction afaik since I've got one??), so I will do you a test

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by JP21 » May 4th, 2021, 10:42 am

I now like/appreciate the way the button is shown/represented, but it isn't exactly a "like" button.
The blue color is nice, but other buttons are not colored. (I have no problems with that)
All the other buttons' first word (when you hover your mouse on the button) is capitalized except for the heart button.
Oh and after you like a post, the text still says "click to like this post".
Can't it be shorter with "Like this post" instead? Don't forget the "sorry, you cannot like your own post" to maybe even just "You can't like your own post".
There is one more thing. I kinda want the option to hide the hearts from a specific post (not others posts). (It's not really needed though)
All of this are just minor opinions of mine.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by cgoler2 » May 4th, 2021, 11:19 am

A notification showing yujh's like came up, and also dvgrn's like.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by bprentice » May 5th, 2021, 8:28 am

Nathaniel,

Please state clearly why you have added a "Like Button" to all the forum posts.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Nathaniel » May 5th, 2021, 9:31 am

JP21 wrote:
May 4th, 2021, 10:42 am
All the other buttons' first word (when you hover your mouse on the button) is capitalized except for the heart button.
Oh and after you like a post, the text still says "click to like this post".
Can't it be shorter with "Like this post" instead? Don't forget the "sorry, you cannot like your own post" to maybe even just "You can't like your own post".
There is one more thing. I kinda want the option to hide the hearts from a specific post (not others posts). (It's not really needed though)
All of this are just minor opinions of mine.
I've shortened and capitalized the mouseover text. Unfortunately, I doubt the other changes will happen -- they would require more mucking around in the guts of this extension than I think I have in me right now.
bprentice wrote:
May 5th, 2021, 8:28 am
Nathaniel,

Please state clearly why you have added a "Like Button" to all the forum posts.

Brian Prentice
To provide an alternative to "wow, congrats!"-type posts. It's reasonably natural to want to provide positive feedback for good work, but a forum post doing so is just clutter.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by bprentice » May 5th, 2021, 11:35 am

Nathaniel wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 7:16 pm
Fortunately, this can be turned off in your user settings: https://www.conwaylife.com/forums/ucp.p ... on_options

I'll update my earlier post with this info, and I'll look into making "off" the default.
Please make "off" the default.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by bprentice » May 7th, 2021, 10:00 am

Nathaniel,

I've completely changed my opinion on the like buttons. Today I read a post and all I wanted to say was "Thanks, you have clarified everything" so I simply clicked the heart.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by bubblegum » May 9th, 2021, 7:10 pm

I have likes off, however I am still getting notifications when people like my posts. (Also, can the like-related bit on user profiles be hidden as well?)
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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Nathaniel » May 10th, 2021, 7:11 am

bubblegum wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 7:10 pm
I have likes off, however I am still getting notifications when people like my posts.
There are two separate options: the option here turns off the like icon on forum posts, and the option here turns notifications off.
bubblegum wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 7:10 pm
(Also, can the like-related bit on user profiles be hidden as well?)
There's no super quick/easy way for me to make this happen, but I'll look into it.

Related questions for anyone and everyone: does anyone actually like receiving notifications when your posts are liked? I'm thinking about disabling like notifications entirely.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by silversmith » May 10th, 2021, 8:04 am

Nathaniel wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 7:11 am
Related questions for anyone and everyone: does anyone actually like receiving notifications when your posts are liked? I'm thinking about disabling like notifications entirely.
I think it makes sense to disable it, but maybe leave an option to turn on the notifications.

I also think that the sprites for the like button should be switched, where it would be hollow by default and filled in when you like a post. This would give liked posts a higher contrast with the rest of the page, and stand out relative to other posts.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Macbi » May 10th, 2021, 9:13 am

silversmith wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 8:04 am
I also think that the sprites for the like button should be switched, where it would be hollow by default and filled in when you like a post. This would give liked posts a higher contrast with the rest of the page, and stand out relative to other posts.
If this is something we can pick I'd make it grey like its neighbours until it's clicked.

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by JP21 » May 11th, 2021, 10:20 am

Nathaniel wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 7:11 am
Related questions for anyone and everyone: does anyone actually like receiving notifications when your posts are liked? I'm thinking about disabling like notifications entirely.
Do not disable the notifications entirely. Just keep the option so that I can track down every usage of the like/heart button in my posts.
I'm currently waiting for an option to remove the like/heart feature in specific posts. Something that might be like this:
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Add the possibility to see total number of likes that a person ever got at its profile.

Post by BokaBB » May 20th, 2021, 11:01 am

Please add that.
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Re: Add the possibility to see total number of likes that a person ever got at its profile.

Post by Schiaparelliorbust » May 20th, 2021, 11:11 am

BokaBB wrote:
May 20th, 2021, 11:01 am
Please add that.
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Pretty sure that was intentionally not included. https://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewt ... al#p129507
Someone please merge this thread with the normal one.
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Re: Add the possibility to see total number of likes that a person ever got at its profile.

Post by BokaBB » May 20th, 2021, 11:25 am

Schiaparelliorbust wrote:
May 20th, 2021, 11:11 am
BokaBB wrote:
May 20th, 2021, 11:01 am
Please add that.
Have a good day!

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Pretty sure that was intentionally not included. https://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewt ... al#p129507
Someone please merge this thread with the normal one.
Nathaniel never said that that was intentional by the way.
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Re: Add the possibility to see total number of likes that a person ever got at its profile.

Post by Nathaniel » May 20th, 2021, 1:12 pm

BokaBB wrote:
May 20th, 2021, 11:25 am
Nathaniel never said that that was intentional by the way.
I'll say it now: it was intentional. I don't want the like system to be a way for people to accumulate points, or try to get a high score, or anything like that.

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Re: Add the possibility to see total number of likes that a person ever got at its profile.

Post by BokaBB » May 21st, 2021, 6:39 am

Nathaniel wrote:
May 20th, 2021, 1:12 pm
BokaBB wrote:
May 20th, 2021, 11:25 am
Nathaniel never said that that was intentional by the way.
I'll say it now: it was intentional. I don't want the like system to be a way for people to accumulate points, or try to get a high score, or anything like that.
Okay.
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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by GUYTU6J » May 22nd, 2021, 11:09 am

Nathaniel wrote:
May 4th, 2021, 8:13 am
GUYTU6J wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 10:37 pm
1) Similar to the problem stated here, the conwaylife.com logo fails to be displayed.
2) A redundant "/app.php" in the links to posts and topics makes them inaccesible.
I've fixed the logo issue. The other issue has been noted for now.
Now the second issue seems fixed for the posts and topics part, but the links to users remain broken due to a missing segment of "/forums" before "/memberlist.php". Meanwhile, thanks for fixing the first one!
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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Null » May 24th, 2021, 4:03 pm

May I request a feature:

Swap colors of the default heart(currently blue) and the liked heart(currently empty),
so that the liked heart(blue) stands out from the default heart(empty)

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Re: Like button in forum request

Post by Saka » June 18th, 2021, 7:16 am

I don't know if this has been pointed out — and it's pretty minor anyways, but trying to get a user's profile from the list of Like actions doesn't work.

The like list has links such as:
https://conwaylife.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2

, which doesn't exist, as it should be
https://conwaylife.com/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2

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