SMF 2.0.19 has been released! Please update. Read more.
Started by Jim Stone, May 02, 2012, 04:10:19 PM
Quote from: N. N. on May 03, 2012, 04:02:53 PMPlease lets keep the discussion nice.I know there are mixed feelings about a few of these functionalities, "born" from social networks, which may or may not make sense for forums. There are clearly common grounds between social networking and community building software, and there are definitely specific targets and goals too.This particular one has been requested for ages by our users. I tend to think it has come to the point where expectations of users, shapen up by their experience with many sites over the web (not only social networks, but also blogs and such), are reaching a critical mass or close to reaching it, for forums.
QuoteJust to be clear, however: we are extremely unlikely to consider it for SMF 2.1, which has a few new functionalities but it's mainly targeted at strictly necessary enhancements for 2.0 forums. While we may consider it for SMF 3.0, and please, feel free to add more thoughts and experiences on the matter.
Quote from: Shambles on May 04, 2012, 04:37:38 AMWould it be overstepping the mark to say I like this thead?
Quote from: Arantor on June 16, 2012, 02:25:06 PMI dunno, I would imagine more people would use this than would use karma.
Quote from: Arantor on June 17, 2012, 09:28:18 AMLet me explain the one big difference between karma and likes, and this incidentally holds true for reputation type systems too...Karma is per user, likes are per post.Being per user, karma and reputation invariably get distorted over time in a way that likes generally don't, the manifestation of which is the clique syndrome that movedgoalposts referred to. Likes, on the other hand, generally don't get that because while there might be minor cliques who just go round liking everything, what tends to happen is that it just changes the baseline - instead of a popular post being 1-3 likes, it might require 5-10 likes where 0-3 likes is the background noise, so to speak.(Numbers are really irrelevant, it's more to make the point, basically popular posts will just provoke more likes, and the cliques tend to end up just being a minor undercurrent of background noise of likes)
Quote from: Nightwish on June 30, 2012, 04:44:00 AMSo here is my take on thishttp://forum.miranda.or.at/topics/likes-reloaded-or-welcome-post-ratings-2205.0.htmlShould give enough flexibility to combine post ratings with a karma/reputation system.
Quote from: Arantor on July 23, 2012, 07:24:27 PMIf you checked out that site, it's a massively modified version of SMF, and it won't be a separate mod for SMF.
Quote from: FrizzleFried on July 23, 2012, 07:21:42 PMSo is this something that will be made available for SMF? I've been looking for a good RATINGS / LIKES mod to run with. SMFPacks mod is great but doesn't include dislikes. Post Ratings mod works fine but is very basic. Topic Rating Bar only rates the topic itself and conflicts with other mods...
Quote from: climber on November 05, 2012, 11:16:07 PMFWIW I'd really like to see a LIKE per post button I've looked at the SMFPacks one and its cook, but overkill IMO. A simple thumbs up/down is all I need. Thanks