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Forum "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons.

29 Jan 2014, 21:43

I think it would be nice to add "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons to forum posts. Some times you just agree or disagree to the post(+1 or -1) or want to say only "thank you" to person. At that time you have to post non informative messege to say "thank you" or agree or not (+1, -1). Also number of +1 and -1 and amount of "thank you" will show how much person done to the community.
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29 Jan 2014, 23:03

Just a thank you button would be good. I prefer keeping things at a level playing field in terms of post counts, reputation, etc. because all it does is unnecessarily promote some users above others.
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31 Jan 2014, 09:32

I agree with Chaz. A "Thanks" button, and a way to highlight the solution in help threads would be nice as well.
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02 Feb 2014, 22:05

I think both would be beneficial. A "Thanks" button with a tick count and a "Solved" option for the Ask for Help (similar to Stack Overflow).
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03 Feb 2014, 01:17

Im not sure where your going with this
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Re: Forum "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons.

03 Feb 2014, 09:44

I think we're requesting something similar to the following...

Thanks system:
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... for_posts/

Solved system:
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/topic_solved
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Re: Forum "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons.

03 Feb 2014, 12:06

my response was to a different thread I mistakingly posted here
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Re: Forum "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons.

04 Feb 2014, 01:29

What about to click on the <Reply> button and just type 'Thank you!'. Would it really take to much of your time? IMO a <Solved> button marking the thread as solved/answered would be more useful.
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04 Feb 2014, 12:35

just me wrote:What about to click on the <Reply> button and just type 'Thank you!'. Would it really take to much of your time? IMO a <Solved> button marking the thread as solved/answered would be more useful.
I image what would like be Lexikos inbox if even every tenth person will follow your advise :D
Your advise simply generate more spam.
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04 Feb 2014, 22:13

just me wrote:What about to click on the <Reply> button and just type 'Thank you!'. Would it really take to much of your time? IMO a <Solved> button marking the thread as solved/answered would be more useful.
The whole point is to minimise clutter and unnecessary comments and not spam the "Active threads" list.
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05 Feb 2014, 03:53

I think a "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons all is good. For example in "Ask for help", latter users could know which answer is best.
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Re: Forum "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons.

05 Feb 2014, 05:39

I think a "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons all is good. For example in "Ask for help", latter users could know which answer is best.
Well if you assume that a user is able to determine wich answer is the best.
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05 Feb 2014, 23:22

nnnik wrote:
I think a "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons all is good. For example in "Ask for help", latter users could know which answer is best.
Well if you assume that a user is able to determine wich answer is the best.
I agree that the masses have sharp eyes. If an answer is given more "+1" numbers than others, it is mostly the best answer.
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Re: Forum "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons.

06 Feb 2014, 03:01

For example, +1 and -1 buttons for determining usefulness of post works well at http://stackoverflow.com/
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06 Feb 2014, 08:36

No it doesnt and thats exactly the point.
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06 Feb 2014, 08:56

I want to make clear that when i do make this a reality it is for the purpose of keeping threads clean. Like nnnik said it does nothing practical to denote usefulness. a solved button may even have limited impact due to the subjective nature under which it will be used
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Re: Forum "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons.

06 Feb 2014, 10:29

nnnik wrote:No it doesn't and thats exactly the point.
tank wrote:I want to make clear that when i do make this a reality it is for the purpose of keeping threads clean. Like nnnik said it does nothing practical to denote usefulness. a solved button may even have limited impact due to the subjective nature under which it will be used
"+1 and -1" buttons are not working in 100% of cases, but approximately in 90% cases the post with most upvotes is showing best answer.
Also the posts with many downvotes are frequently a spam posts. So many downvotes are good mark for spam, when you see that mark you can safely skip them and thus save your time.
"Thank you button" can help with keeping threads clear from spam. You don't need to make spam post or send spam pm only to say thank you, just press "Thank you" button.
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Re: Forum "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons.

07 Feb 2014, 03:41

tank wrote:I want to make clear that when i do make this a reality it is for the purpose of keeping threads clean. Like nnnik said it does nothing practical to denote usefulness. a solved button may even have limited impact due to the subjective nature under which it will be used
I partly disagree - when looking over help forum as supporter I tend to look only in unsolved topics. So a "Solved" button helps me to concentrate my limited supporting time to issues which are unsolved ...
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Re: Forum "Thank you" button and/or +1 and -1 buttons.

07 Feb 2014, 04:46

hoppfrosch wrote:
tank wrote:I want to make clear that when i do make this a reality it is for the purpose of keeping threads clean. Like nnnik said it does nothing practical to denote usefulness. a solved button may even have limited impact due to the subjective nature under which it will be used
I partly disagree - when looking over help forum as supporter I tend to look only in unsolved topics. So a "Solved" button helps me to concentrate my limited supporting time to issues which are unsolved ...
I agree with hoppfrosch.
I think "Solved" button is needed in "Ask For Help" section. I have never created topic in that section and I don't know how it looks like, but I want to say that it will be nice to make warning (if already not exists) like "Please use "Solved button" if your question is solved. It will help other people to concentrate on unsolved topics and help more people. Thank you" with "Agree" button at the end.
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