I think it would be a good idea if this site had an option where users could like posts or something similiar to that what do you think?
Good idea. We used to have that on the previous version of the forum, and I'll try to add it back soon. :)
A few years ago I was on a forum with a Karma system, which is similar.
People could give messages a thumbs up or a thumbs down, then the balance between the two would show as a partially red, partially green bar, both on their profile (with some more detail) and under the avatar next to posts.
Now, this had upsides and downsides. Of course it was fun and it gave insight in which messages are good/helpful. But on the downside, it chased people away and people posted less "risky" things (new idea's, basic questions) in fear of getting a thumbs down. Also, people were giving thumbs down/up simply because of their relationship with the poster, and a good message of someone with a lot of downvotes got ignored while bad messages of those with a lot of upvotes got taken serious and were viewed as if they were good.
That might be something to take in account when looking at the options. Just likes/upvotes could be a good idea, maybe include dislikes/downvotes and maybe include showing it on profiles, though that all depends on the community :)
Yes i agree i think if it was to be implemented it would probably suit the site better to have thumbs up rather than like
that is usually what is used on alot of forums & i think it suits most of them better but that's just my opinion maybe other options will be more popular i don't know
it all depends what's most popular & who wants it
I'm hoping to add "thumbs up" and a few other things soon. :)
Any progress on that yet, Josh?
It will be in the next version of the site that we're currently working on. :)
(Sorry for the delays. It's a huge amount of work.)
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