Instead of a 'Thanks' option...

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  1. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    ... why not change the text to resemble someone 'Liking' the post. Similar to Facebook, I guess.

    This would reduce the +1 posts and give the mod some real usability since the 'Thanks' feature was limited anyway.

    It would be simple enough to do, just leave the mod as-is and change the text in the language file.

    Example:

    Replace - "The following members say thanks." With - "The following members like this post."

    Just a thought.
     
  2. jbylake

    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    Hmmm....how about both. You're idea of "liking a post" is cool. But there is a differnce between that and a thanks. For example, I just recently, literally spent hours and hours using every search engine and keyword I could think of to find some info for a lens I own. Finally, in frustrated desperation, I posted for some help here. Darned if someone didn't find it in less than 15 minutes, or thereabout. So, instead of liking the post, I wanted to thank the individual for helping me find the tech info for that lens. I wonder if both can be done in V. Bulletin.

    J.:mrgreen:
     
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    I guess I'd rather see a post saying 'Thanks' than '+1' :lol:
     
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    Thanks and +1 don't mean the same at all. English 101 anyone?
     
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    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    Maybe you can take a refresher on ENG 101 yourself, of the two people in this thread, no one ever implied that thanks and +1 were one and the same. If you are new to reading, my apologies ahead.......sheeeeeeshhhh...

    J:confused:
     
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    thanks for making my point...he did not say they meant one and the same, as you so childishly pointed out in your post. Re-read what you just quoted....before you imply someone needs a refresher in english. Tool...

    J.
     
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    Yeah, I don't get that comment either... He just burned himself better than I could so I'll let it go :lol:
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Does it really matter?

    It's pretty much pointless, no matter what it actually says...

    Is it so hard to just type "thanks" or "I like that"?


    Why not a "+1" button, then we won't have to actually type it...?
     
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    I'm also in favor of replacing the Thanks button with something a little more useful. My suggestion is implementing a system like Engadget. They have a '+' and a '-' at the top of each post, and those posts that get up-ranked eventually get hi-lighted as good posts, and those that get down-ranked disappear, and you have to click to see it. It really cuts down on trolling,as the trolls just disappear into oblivion.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ooohh...That would be nice.


    EDIT
    The only downside I see is that it would (could) lead to a very one-sided forum. Anyone that suggested something against the flow could quickly get silenced.
     
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    That is sometimes a problem, and I'm not quite sure how to address that, but it works well most of the time.
     

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