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How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« on: February 06, 2012, 01:59:59 pm »
Often when I read through threads on the forum I see good posts or posts I really agree with, or funny posts, and I would like to tell the poster that in some way, other than making a new post just to say "I liked that post", since it makes the thread harder to read.

Like the applaud-system, but for posts.

Under the post it could say "Marcusmarkmus thanks for this post." or "Likes this posts" etc.

I dont know how much work that would be to arrange, just thought I'd share my thoughts! :)
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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 04:35:24 pm »
If there was such a function i would use it. It seems like quite a good idea and i cant see any flaws in it. Nice one marcusmarkmus, a very good idea

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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 04:39:36 pm »
I agree, something like that would be nice. From the other side as well, knowing whether or not what you wrote actually helps people.

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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 05:15:49 pm »
I think it would be a good idea, too.

I don't know if it's available for SMF, though.

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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 06:21:37 pm »
i know for sure it is something i would be using more often than "positive vibrations"
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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 06:31:37 pm »
I think it would be a good idea, too.

I don't know if it's available for SMF, though.

Andy

It looks like this Website is using SMF 1.1.16. I don't know if it's available in the earlier SMF version but FWIW I run a Website with SMF 2.0.1 and it's a core feature in that version that simply needs to be enabled in the administrator console.
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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 12:49:19 am »
ST... how long have you been running V2 and is it stable/safe?
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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 01:19:30 am »
ST... how long have you been running V2 and is it stable/safe?


TB-AV. I've had it up for about 4 months. It's been stable. I hesitate to say that it's safe because I'm not an IT security expert, and I don't believe that anything on the Internet is safe ;)
So far, I have zero down-time and my database seems secure.

Looking back at the original post, I should double-check that the karma system in 2.x does exactly what the OP is asking. (I think I may have slightly misunderstood the question.)
The version that I'm running has a karma system with some configurable parameters, but I want to make certain that it has the exact parameters that the OP asked for.
I'll get back to ya shortly...
« Last Edit: February 08, 2012, 01:35:05 am by Scooter Trash »
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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 01:33:27 am »
TB-AV. I double-checked the karma feature in my board. The feature only calculates karma points and lists total points - not "per post"
This plug-in looks like it would do what the OP is asking though:

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3029
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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 02:45:35 am »
What Marcus means is a feature that gives users the option to mark a specific post as helpful/funny/agreed with.
A sort of 'thumbs up' feature for individual posts.

@ TB : V2 of SMF is no better or worse for security, really.
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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2012, 03:02:44 am »
What Marcus means is a feature that gives users the option to mark a specific post as helpful/funny/agreed with.
A sort of 'thumbs up' feature for individual posts.

Yeah.. Thanks. The SMF plug-in that I listed below appears to do just that, but is apparently not compatible with SMF versions prior to 2.0. Sorry.
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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 04:25:32 am »
I'm pretty sure I know what Marcus is talking about vBulletin has it.

What it does is flag various posts and names who likes it. then it sends info to that persons profile. I personally don't like any of that stuff but I know Justin does and he likes to keep track of things. Now changing the forum just for that.... I doubt it. If there were a simple plug-in he might add it though.

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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 12:14:46 am »
I'm pretty sure that in a while support for 1.1.6 will cease, and by that time we'll be moved to 2.0 or whatever is stable then.
Because after that code injection incident a while back Justin has probably gotten more security conscious...  
Or at least, i hope he has.
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Re: How about Thumbing up/Applauding/Liking/Thank posts?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2012, 11:04:07 am »
If you're still interested:
Now that you've upgraded there's a post rating plugin for 2.0.x http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2234
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