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Should the Forums follow social networks' trends?
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Yeah, I've seen that one get abused too. Especially when it was linked to an auto-ban feature. People would gang up on somebody and get them banned quite easily.Dislike has had problems on other forums.
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I think default should be thanks, because then a vote will get a thumbs up, when it should have gotten a thanks. Switching to a thumbs up, takes effort, and if that's the one that's fitting, they'll use that one.I kind of wish the default was the "thumbs up" but it really doesn't matter - a little hard to see the default is actually a handshake. I thought it was some sort of odd colored heart the first time I saw it
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IMO this problem is much more general in its nature, than just this thanks confusion…Should the Forums follow social networks' trends?
+1I think there is a difference between a “thanks” and a “like”. I often find something that someone has posted that I agree with, I’d like to show that but “thanks” doesn’t quite cut it.
The “Haha” reaction is harmless, in my opinion, but I don’t see a good place for the others.
I use "thanks" when something good suggested or try to provide some solution. Use "like" for some views and opinions. Others are not required for this forum. Actually "thanks" would be sufficient for me.I think there is a difference between a “thanks” and a “like”. I often find something that someone has posted that I agree with, I’d like to show that but “thanks” doesn’t quite cut it.
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Honestly, I'm a big proponent of lightweight designs, but I find this forum engine quite cool. The one thing that somehow put me off was the Facebook-like wall on profiles where people write status messages. But i'm actually surprising myself checking these walls once in a while, so I guess they add value to the community.IMO this problem is much more general in its nature, than just this thanks confusion…
XenForo team started to copycat facebook features and design solutions few versions ago,
after forum update, as far as I remember in end of 2017, when dickbar appeared. Now, with every
new version, forum starts to be more and more like housewife mobile phone social network,
and not like technical resource about OS…
I see this contrast very well, because I'm using only 2 forums, first one is fast,
well designed, lightweight and handy SMF forum, and second one is forums.freebsd.org,
which is in fact facebook-like resource for now… What is interesting, that this forum
(which should be optimized for mobile phone usage) is much slower than any other forum software,
especially when using mobile phones… Probably Xenforo team think that copying and
implementing FaceBook features is a very good strategy, because such features are
very popular among some housewives, but, IMO, such strategy is very unsuitable for such
technical resource like forums.freebsd is, because most of FreeBSD users are not
housewives or facebook fanatics for sure.
Here is screenshot from days when this resource wasn't bad at all, there were no
dickbars, no emotions... At that date XenForo forum software was pretty usable,
while now, IMO, it is a total disaster. It is pretty popular forum software,
but Britney Spears is popular too, but that doesn't mean that she produces good music,
her music is shit, also Windows is popular OS too, but it sucks, macos is popular... etc, etc, etc.
Yeah, andI use "thanks" when something good suggested or try to provide some solution. Use "like" for some views and opinions.