Like

grahamperrin

Aspiring Daemon

Reaction score: 197
Messages: 715

Is this a new feature?

1622879846861.png


I've been using Thanks for years, don't recall seeing Like before today.
 
OP
grahamperrin

grahamperrin

Aspiring Daemon

Reaction score: 197
Messages: 715

Thanks. So maybe I've been too quick (with pointer movements) in thanking people, although right now I can't imagine it … the pop-up appears very quickly.

Random lazy guess: maybe the feature became more obvious following the recent upgrade to Firefox 89, <https://www.freshports.org/www/firefox/#history> 89.0_1,2 was the first for me.
 

bobmc

Member

Reaction score: 26
Messages: 72

I think like == appreciate in the response context. "Like" is an ambiguous" word used in many ways. For example, it is used like (as a) 'discourse particle' or 'colloquial quotative' in Valley Girl patter.
In days of yore of UI design, clickable widgets were in boxes easy for mouse clicks. now there is just text or icons made small as possible to save pixels. They compromise usability.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Like
 

scottro

Daemon

Reaction score: 803
Messages: 1,934

I don't think it matters too much. Sometimes I see someone thanked me for a post, usually technical in nature. Other times I see someone liked the post, often, a post without technical value but maybe an opinion. For me, on chromium, I have to hover over the thanks to get a choice of like or thanks. I'm sure I've done one when I meant to do the other. The one that worries me is wanting to thank or like, and hitting report by accident, as my eye tends to go to the left, and I could see myself, meaning to hit like, accidentally hitting report. Just checked if firefox looks different and it doesn't. Basically all I see is the option to thank and if I hover over that, there's an option to like, rather than thank. Either way, it's nice to get a positive reaction to a post, so I'll settle for either. :)
 
OP
grahamperrin

grahamperrin

Aspiring Daemon

Reaction score: 197
Messages: 715

Yeah, I was just curious whether the feature – specifically, the ability to choose Like instead of Thanks – was a recent addition.
 
OP
grahamperrin

grahamperrin

Aspiring Daemon

Reaction score: 197
Messages: 715

Trihexagonal for a few seconds, I was genuinely puzzled by you trying to shush me here:

1622973466636.png


Luckily my sense of humour is greater than any page load speed ;-)
 
OP
grahamperrin

grahamperrin

Aspiring Daemon

Reaction score: 197
Messages: 715

I'll mark this topic Solved with an assumption that the Like option (alongside Thanks) existed for years but never (or rarely) presented itself to me.



Earliest Like received: around 2020-12-29. Earliest Thanks received: around 2015-12-30.
 

Lamia

Aspiring Daemon

Reaction score: 189
Messages: 725

Request for modification :
I have wanted to know how to use the like button for so long. Now I know that it is when the cursor hovers on the Thank icon. Someone also said it is a popup that quickly appears. Maybe and most likely, I need get on a desktop before I can use it.

The problem here is that I do not see it on mobile. One can't hover on most generic mobile devices; invariably one can't hover on the Thank icon.

Can the Like icon sit beside the Thank icon?

Of course, such request may have to be submitted to the project's issue tracker or GitHub. It's not a (new) feature request but a modification request.
 

Phishfry

Beastie's Twin

Reaction score: 2,439
Messages: 5,352

But "Reaction Score" was "Likes" then, wasn't it?
Check the screenshots thread. I am pretty sure 'Thanks' was the 'Reaction Score'.
You can also spot the hole in 2018 looking at threads from the era although some 'Thanks' have been added since.
 

bobmc

Member

Reaction score: 26
Messages: 72

'Like' is a child of 'Thanks' so it seems not important enough to have it's own select button. Which one is more rewarding? There are trophies for Likes but Thanks is, well, just a nod.
 

PMc

Daemon

Reaction score: 577
Messages: 1,200

There used to be more ov them - and really cool ones, like laugh or dislike. Somehow they got removed, so that we have the unsual one-millionth-happy-customer facebook culture.
 
Top