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Discussion in 'Help & Feedback' started by skyfall, 15th Jul, 2015.

  1. skyfall

    skyfall Well-Known Member

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    When you click on someone's profile it shows the amount of likes received but not given. Would it be possible to also show how many likes someone has given to balance it out. Most boards have this feature so I'm not sure why it's not activated on this platform?
     
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  2. spludgey

    spludgey Well-Known Member

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    I don't really think it's necessary to have an indicator of how many likes someone has given. It could just be that they believe that it's a bit narcissistic and that they don't want to be part of that, however to another person it could appear that this person is being stingy and only taking and not giving.
    So I see it as something that could create resentment and little benefit for users.
     
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  3. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    I personally wouldn't see any value in displaying likes given.
     
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    X2!
     
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  5. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    From a statistical curiosity point of view, it would be interesting to see a likes given / likes received ratio ... but that data isn't exposed by default.

    Making this data visible isn't terribly high on my priority list.
     
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  6. skater

    skater Capitalist Premium Member

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    x 3
     
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  7. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Every time I see this thread come to the top all I can think of is:

    Zero ****s given! :eek:

    pinkboy
     
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  8. Jamie_

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    Would actually be interesting to see figures on who's like particular users posts more i.e. people helping to peddle someones service
     
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    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  10. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Its interesting that out of top 5 with highest like votes, only 1 is a business member.

    This person is up there because of the quality of his posts IMO.

    I don't care either way, I don't really see any benefit to view likes given. There are too many variables, ie how regularly does someone post, and we don't need PC police, geez it's just a forum

    Mtr
     
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  11. Jamie_

    Jamie_ Well-Known Member

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    I still think it would be interesting to see where peoples likes have come from, i.e. if you could see where @DaveM s likes came from and they were 99% DT and 1% waldo :p
    <3
     
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  12. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    but you can, just track it if you could be bothered and then what?

    Not at all interested in this stuff, I have better things to do with my time, like make money.
     
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  13. Bayview

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    Someone can give you a like just because they like your post - similar mentality and agreement on a topic....a big "back-slap" fest.:cool:

    It doesn't mean that post had any meaningful content, even though it was liked.

    I mean; 99% of my posts are just useless rubbish, but I still get likes.

    Go figure.

    I'm pretty sure that for every like I get, there are 50 PM's flying around about what a dick I am.;)

    Conversely, I often like someone elses' posts because they have given someone else a bit of a serve - I have a sick sense of humour no doubt. :p

    So, the likes aspect is pretty irrelevant.

    Having said that, I like getting likes - it makes me feel good - and I'm sure everyone who gets them feels the same - a bit of recognition without having to go on FB and/or Twit and say; "Hey world...LOOK AT ME!!" :rolleyes:

    {mod: deleted solicitation of likes} It was a joke, Sim.

    Ta.
     
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  14. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    I think the 'likes' function is valuable because it gives useful feedback. It would be better if the opportunity to leave a comment was included as well.

    I question how much value there is in automatically diplaying the number of likes received, given, or even the number of posts. People tend to place value on how often someone posts, even though it's not always deserved. Given a choice, I'd have these in people's profiles but not displayed in a thread. Let peoples reputation stand on what they say, not how often they say something.
     
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  15. MTR

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    Peter great post.

    I only looked at the forum rules today for the first time, cos I stuffed up with copyright stuff, now sorted, wont be doing that again:)

    This is from the forum rule book on likes
    Soliciting of "Likes" - requesting or suggesting that people like your content, or colluding with others to like each other's content will result in likes being removed in bulk and potentially being banned from the site
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    I prefer the kudo system on SS, but I don't make the rules around here and happy to go along with what Sim is doing as I think in general its working well.

    We all have our own opinion on what is a meaningful post, I will leave it at that. I am enjoying Steve's posts, nothing to do with property, but learning a lot, no wonder he has so many likes:)

    The only issue I have is when people use the like button as a way of attacking someone in a passive/aggressive approach. If it happens to you, report it.

    MTR:)
     
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  16. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    There is an opportunity to leave a comment - it's called replying to the post :D

    Like = I liked your post, but have nothing more to add
    Reply = an opportunity to express just how good your post really was
     
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  17. skater

    skater Capitalist Premium Member

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    I 'like' the likes, but I liked the kudos better. The comments you received with the kudos were private, and sometimes not really suitable as a public reply, but sometimes with giving kudos you really only want to say 'I agree", in which case, 'like' is all that's needed.
     
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  18. MTR

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    Me too. I like that you like what I like... kudos system.
     
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  19. skyfall

    skyfall Well-Known Member

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    I personally don't see any value in displaying likes received which is what you described.
     
  20. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Imagine if you just had a score/rating on post - 1 to 10, that would be nasty, but perhaps nice.....oops that is naughty;) ....