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dannzeman
April 22nd, 2013, 02:44 PM
One of the biggest problems on forums is 'posts boosting'. While it's not really a problem here at the moment, we would like to keep it from becoming a problem in the future.

There are users who LOVE to say 'thanks' when ever they can. How can it hurt? Their post count goes up, they have nothing to loose.

There are also users who really like to express their thanks to post but don't like posting a post that looks like they're post boosting.

Finally comes the posters of these useful posts. They have no idea how many people really likes their posts if only some people say 'thanks'.

We've found a solution that fixes ALL these problems - except for those users who like post boosting. This places a button called 'Thanks' in the lower left of each comment:
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When a user clicks on it, it places his username in a box right under the post saying that so-and-so says 'thanks' for the post. Every-one who clicks is placed in one box, like so:
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Feel free to try it out!

jbb
April 22nd, 2013, 02:55 PM
After you say Thanks will you be notified of additonal posts to the topic as if you had posted a comment?

dannzeman
April 22nd, 2013, 03:00 PM
After you say Thanks will you be notified of additonal posts to the topic as if you had posted a comment?
No, clicking 'Thanks' will not automatically subscribe you to the thread. You'll need to click on the "Thread Tools" drop down and click "Subscribe to Post".

Jon Szanto
April 22nd, 2013, 03:08 PM
Just this once...


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-me25PYRJ-3A/TiBfsFsLecI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/ZoFuVL6lk0o/s1600/t-hanks.jpg

caribbean_skye
April 22nd, 2013, 03:34 PM
Awesome. I'm forever saying thanks, and I'm sure more than 1/2 of my post count is due to saying just that. You rock Dan!

Bogon07
April 22nd, 2013, 06:06 PM
Interesting the way the thanks button disappears when you thank the poster and a 'Remove your thanks' notation appears.

dannzeman
April 22nd, 2013, 07:53 PM
Interesting the way the thanks button disappears when you thank the poster and a 'Remove your thanks' notation appears.
What's interesting about that?

KrazyIvan
April 22nd, 2013, 07:57 PM
You can un-thank someone?

Bogon07
April 22nd, 2013, 08:41 PM
Interesting the way the thanks button disappears when you thank the poster and a 'Remove your thanks' notation appears.
What's interesting about that?

Well it stops you profusely thanking someone a hundred times.

You can also let a poster think you have thanked them and then take it away some time later....did Eric ask for that feature ?

Tracy Lee
April 22nd, 2013, 08:43 PM
I spend 98% of my forum time on Tapatalk. Near as I can tell, it remains a thankless app. ;):p

woosang
April 22nd, 2013, 10:15 PM
I spend 98% of my forum time on Tapatalk. Near as I can tell, it remains a thankless app. ;):p

Same here

Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2

earthdawn
April 22nd, 2013, 11:10 PM
I like that !

Thanks... and I clicked the "Thanks" buttin too :cool:

dannzeman
April 23rd, 2013, 01:52 PM
I spend 98% of my forum time on Tapatalk. Near as I can tell, it remains a thankless app. ;):p

Same here

Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
Thanks for letting me know! I use Tapatalk but not nearly that much. I'll see if there's a mod to get it to work in Tapatalk.

dannzeman
April 23rd, 2013, 02:09 PM
I spend 98% of my forum time on Tapatalk. Near as I can tell, it remains a thankless app. ;):p

Same here

Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2

Turns out you just have to tap on the post and it should pop up in the menu:
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Tracy Lee
April 23rd, 2013, 07:25 PM
Excellent, didn't see that at first. Thanks!

woosang
April 23rd, 2013, 08:49 PM
Ooo may be a recent update cause it wasn't there a few days ago. Cool!

ethernautrix
May 3rd, 2013, 02:19 PM
I like the "thanks" button. I use it for "thanks" and as a "like" button.

fountainpenkid
May 3rd, 2013, 06:48 PM
I like the "thanks" button. I use it for "thanks" and as a "like" button.

Yup...it very quickly has become that.

ethernautrix
May 3rd, 2013, 07:18 PM
I like the "thanks" button. I use it for "thanks" and as a "like" button.

Yup...it very quickly has become that.

I'm a liker. I like liking.

Frank
May 3rd, 2013, 08:04 PM
Well- Thank You!!

;)

CS388
May 4th, 2013, 08:46 PM
Nice one. The thanks button gets it just right.

More efficient than the old '+1' + quote + post - and says more.

Am enjoying FPG's relaxed and honest style.

Maybe there could be a 'no thanks' button, too?
'F*@k you' button etc?
Whilst not endless, the list could be long.

Only joking.
Serious thanks for FPG.
Loving it.

Enjoy

Jon Szanto
May 4th, 2013, 09:39 PM
Whilst not endless, the list could be long.
Oh, I'm on a number of forums that have gone "button crazy". Such as:


Agree
Disagree
Yay!
Thanks
Hug
Laugh
Groan
Pie (as in "Mmmmm, *pie*")
Screwdriver (as in the rusty kind, and what you can do with it...)


Yeah, it can go on and on... :)

Tracy Lee
May 6th, 2013, 06:15 PM
Whilst not endless, the list could be long.
Oh, I'm on a number of forums that have gone "button crazy". Such as:


Agree
Disagree
Yay!
Thanks
Hug
Laugh
Groan
Pie (as in "Mmmmm, *pie*")
Screwdriver (as in the rusty kind, and what you can do with it...)


Yeah, it can go on and on... :)

Just. . . Wow! That seems like a lot of physical activity for a forum. ;)

Jon Szanto
May 6th, 2013, 06:22 PM
Just. . . Wow! That seems like a lot of physical activity for a forum. ;)
Just part of an all-around, active and healthy lifestyle. Eat your greens, watch the sodium, get plenty of exercise... :)

Annie
May 7th, 2013, 01:44 AM
Just. . . Wow! That seems like a lot of physical activity for a forum. ;)
Just part of an all-around, active and healthy lifestyle. Eat your greens, watch the sodium, get plenty of exercise... :)

Jon, you owe me a new screen; I just spat coffee over this one!:D

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I believe this one is for the "No Thanks" button... :wink:

vikramguliya
June 3rd, 2014, 12:54 AM
Nice to have that and simple to thank now