'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

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'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Postby milk » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:16 pm

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... r_posts_2/ / https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2259046

As a single bit 'out-of-band' communication channel it's effective at passing on both sentiments of thanks as well as indicating what post content is considered important or notable by others.

It works as a thumb icon next to the quote and reply icons. Example setup on https://forum.odroid.com
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Re: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Postby tavasti » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:40 pm

This would be great. There is many posts which are great, but I feel replying message saying 'gr8' too stupid and spamming.
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Re: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Postby milo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:26 pm

tavasti wrote:This would be great. There is many posts which are great, but I feel replying message saying 'gr8' too stupid and spamming.


Yeah, but . . . It might be better for discussion to have a limited feature set in the forum interface. Think of how much the "Like" button has shut down conversation on Facebook. When all you have to do is click a button then you don't really think about your response. And splitting the "Like" button into all those other options (Love, Laugh, Anger, whatever) didn't really help.

I'm not opposed to the OP idea, but we should be clear about the tradeoffs. It's good to be a bit of a Luddite sometimes, even on a geek forum. :)

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Re: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Postby Loki Harfagr » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:48 pm

milo wrote:
tavasti wrote:This would be great. There is many posts which are great, but I feel replying message saying 'gr8' too stupid and spamming.


Yeah, but . . . It might be better for discussion to have a limited feature set in the forum interface. Think of how much the "Like" button has shut down conversation on Facebook. When all you have to do is click a button then you don't really think about your response. And splitting the "Like" button into all those other options (Love, Laugh, Anger, whatever) didn't really help.

I'm not opposed to the OP idea, but we should be clear about the tradeoffs. It's good to be a bit of a Luddite sometimes, even on a geek forum. :)


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