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'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:16 pm
by milk
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

Re: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:40 pm
by tavasti
This would be great. There is many posts which are great, but I feel replying message saying 'gr8' too stupid and spamming.

Re: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:26 pm
by milo
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. :)

Re: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:48 pm
by Loki Harfagr
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. :)
ACK

Re: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:55 am
by raboof
I like it, but we're on 3.3.0 and the plugin is for 3.2.x. Feel free to ping me when a new version comes out.

Re: 'Thanks for posts' plugin for phpBB3

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:56 pm
by milk
*thumb up* :)