Thanks / Useful

Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by Mike Hayes, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Mike Hayes

    Mike Hayes UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    What's the point in having both the "Thanks" and "Useful" options on every post?

    It would be much better in my opinion just to have a "Like" (or "Thanks") option, the same as how you have articles set up (such as this one).
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2019 By: Mike Hayes Member since: Jan 7, 2016
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  2. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Not really,

    someone may post something amusing in reply to someone... people can then "thank" the poster for cheering them up, putting a smile on their face etc etc... but it may not be a "useful" post...

    It's like...

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    If these were in relation to a thread, they wouldn't be useful but they could be thanked... :)
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2019 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  3. Financial-Modeller

    Financial-Modeller UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    I wondered the same thing @Mike Hayes

    @Root 66 Woodshop , it felt rude not to! ;)

    Also, my profile page, mentions Trophy Points and Junk Flags. I have no idea what the significance of either is. (Junk Flags is zero!)

    :confused:
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2019 By: Financial-Modeller Member since: Jul 3, 2012
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  4. Mike Hayes

    Mike Hayes UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Surely it would be simpler just to have a "Like" to cover all cases of "liking" a post?

    The current system just seems needlessly complicated. The "like" system on articles has the added benefit of showing who's liked an article without having to click anything. Also a bit odd that in the current system a "thanks" contributes to a counter by the post author while a "useful" does not contribute to the counter.

    It's not a big deal of course, just something I've noticed.
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2019 By: Mike Hayes Member since: Jan 7, 2016
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  5. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Hey!!! Don't shoot the messenger!! It was only my opinion, whether it was wrong or not...

    I don't make up the rules... nowt to do wiv me innit!!...

    :D

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    Posted: Nov 19, 2019 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  6. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    "Thanks" is fine but I think that "useful" should be replaced with "crap" is it would invariably be more relevant
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2019 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  7. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Go back a few years when the forum switched to its current incarnation and you will a whole load of people asking the same question. There were lots of observations and suggestions none of which were implemented.

    Instead, we got the trophies. Something nobody asked for and nobody wanted.

    Sift moves in mysterious ways....
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  8. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Hmm, so... where's my toaster?

    :D
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2019 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  9. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    I think that it's a standard part of the Xenforo software
     
    Posted: Nov 19, 2019 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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