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Old 10-08-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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Just wondering what everyone thinks - if we added a "thanks" button next to the "Like" button?

A lot of times someone posts a detailed answer and there are a few posts afterwards saying what a good post it is, but no one "Likes" it; seems a "Thanks" button would not only show appreciation to the poster, but cut down on subsequent "Good post" posts


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Old 10-08-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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A like is as good as a thanks, no need. What do you want next a High Five button?


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Old 10-08-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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A like is as good as a thanks, no need. What do you want next a High Five button?
High Five is old school. Maybe a fist bump or blow it up.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
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It serves the same purpose. I'm hoping more people will catch onto it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:06 AM   #5
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The fact that the OP wants to make sure those that are helpful are adequately thanked says good things about him/her...
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:14 AM   #6
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Honestly if that were there I would probably click thanks and then comment good post anyways. Or I wouldn't click it at all. A high five button though??? Maybe....
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Another forum I visit has a Thanks button which is much more widely used than the Like button here. I think there may actually be a couple reasons for the relative lack of "likes" on HBT.

1. The Like This Post button doesn't really look like a button. I'm pretty new here, but I didn't even see it until recently. Making it look like a button like the Quote button or the Post Reply button might increase visibility and usage.

2. You can't like a post from the mobile app, at least on Android. At least half of my time spent on HBT is via the Android app. If I can like a post from there, I'd be more likely to like more posts.

I'm sure there are other reasons, but I'm always surprised when I see a very informative post with zero or only a few likes. I'm part of the problem, as I haven't liked any posts yet, although I have gotten a great deal of information from them. I feel if the Like This Post button was more visible, I'd be more likely to click it.


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