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Add reaction options to posts

Started by snowc, June 17, 2024, 11:57:26 AM

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snowc

Like Facebook, where they got Love, Care, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry, AARoads should provide options for reacting on other posts. Like provide emoticons at the top of the post (like :pan: or :bigass:) and then it will automatically add a reaction to the post.
Not sure if SMF allows this. GitHub also has this feature as well.
Just suggesting, if this is feasible.
southeastern road geek since 2001.
here's my clinched counties https://mob-rule.com/user/snowc
and my clinched roads https://travelmapping.net/user/?units=miles&u=snowc
i'm on kartaview as well https://kartaview.org/user/computer-geek
wikipedia too https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BryceM2001


Max Rockatansky

The "like" function already exists.  We probably don't need that, and we certainly don't need any other reaction types.  We even recently had a thread about which emoticons we like the least.

hotdogPi

I oppose this. Some emojis, like ❌, can be used as essentially a dislike button, and anything resembling a dislike button will cause me and probably many others to post a lot less. I can also see people abusing the emojis in heated debates.
Clinched

Traveled, plus
US 1A, 13, 44, 50, 302
MA 22, 35, 40, 107, 109, 126, 141, 159
ME 22, 25, 26, 77, 100
NH 27, 111A(E); CA 133; NY 366; GA 42, 140; FL A1A, 7; CT 32; VT 2A, 5A; PA 3, 51, 60, QC 162, 165, 263; 🇬🇧A100, A3211, A3213, A3215, A4222; 🇫🇷95 D316

Lowest untraveled: 36

vdeane

While I do feel like there could be reaction granularity here once in a blue moon, the fact that this was suggested by the person who likes to substitute random words in posts with smilies makes me inclined to be opposed to this.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position of NYSDOT or its affiliates.

1995hoo

I don't see the point. We had a thread about ten years ago regarding whether the forum should have a "like" button. The comments I made back then continue to reflect my opinion today, so I'll quote them here. In addition to the points made below, I would add that another forum of which I am a member used to have a feature conceptually similar to a "dislike" button and it caused problems that eventually led to the moderators removing it. I think hotdogPi makes a valid point about some smileys being able to function as a "dislike" button. (There is already a thumbs-down smiley as it is.) I also think there is a further problem of people interpreting smileys in different ways that can cause problems when someone understands it in a way other than what was intended. I've seen that happen on a neighborhood forum.

Quote from: 1995hoo on January 14, 2014, 09:43:23 AMI really don't like the idea of a "dislike" button. I think if you disagree with someone's comment enough to be motivated to give some indication of it, you should give a reason why you feel that way (preferably more than just "yawn" or "fuck you," but then, if someone posts that sort of reply, it just damages his own credibility).

I don't really see much reason for "like" or "dislike" buttons because I don't think it's hard to assess the value of a post. It's sort of like perusing the reviews on Amazon.com when considering whether to buy a product. They do let people vote on whether reviews are helpful, but I don't need the vote count because I think it's easy to determine which reviews are useful and which are written by grade-school kids as a school assignment. Plus, the people who vote something helpful might be doing so for reasons that are of little interest to you (an example might be if somebody's review focuses on why a stereo component is convenient to operate but doesn't discuss sound quality–if your focus is on the sound, that review won't help you).
"You know, you never have a guaranteed spot until you have a spot guaranteed."
—Olaf Kolzig, as quoted in the Washington Times on March 28, 2003,
commenting on the Capitals clinching a playoff spot.

"That sounded stupid, didn't it?"
—Kolzig, to the same reporter a few seconds later.

jeffandnicole

You might be misunderstanding the definition of a forum.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forum

If people are liking my posts, I'm not aware of it.

You can always respond with a symbol or emoticon of your choosing if you insist on adding to the discussion with something that doesn't add to the discussion.

formulanone

We could just explain our feelings and reactions to posts with more words.

1995hoo

Quote from: jeffandnicole on June 17, 2024, 12:33:15 PM....

If people are liking my posts, I'm not aware of it.

....

The "Alerts" feature up at the top of the screen tells you who liked your posts (if you click on it, of course, which I don't generally do but did once to see what the "alert" was).
"You know, you never have a guaranteed spot until you have a spot guaranteed."
—Olaf Kolzig, as quoted in the Washington Times on March 28, 2003,
commenting on the Capitals clinching a playoff spot.

"That sounded stupid, didn't it?"
—Kolzig, to the same reporter a few seconds later.

webny99

#8
Quote from: hotdogPi on June 17, 2024, 12:00:46 PManything resembling a dislike button will cause me and probably many others to post a lot less

This is extremely ironically one of the few posts you've ever made that I actually dislike. I have strong distaste for the assumptions that (a) your posts will get a lot of dislikes and (b) getting dislikes is a major deterrent from posting.

I know we have occasional arguments/debates on here, and you'd have to expect dislikes if you're taking a stance on one side of a controversial subject, but in everyday conversation, the majority of posts are not reacted to at all. If a dislike here or there is going to offend you, the Internet isn't for you. And if you are concerned about the content of your posts leading to dislikes, why would you post something that you think is going to get dislikes? If you really believe that it will, that should cause you to ask why you are posting it to begin with.

Max Rockatansky

Quote from: vdeane on June 17, 2024, 12:15:34 PMWhile I do feel like there could be reaction granularity here once in a blue moon, the fact that this was suggested by the person who likes to substitute random words in posts with smilies makes me inclined to be opposed to this.

You mean this?  :colorful:

webny99

Quote from: formulanone on June 17, 2024, 12:33:53 PMWe could just explain our feelings and reactions to posts with more words.

Broadly speaking, I agree that "like" is the most useful reaction. Any other reaction can be made just as clearly with a normal reply - that's what the emojis above the post preview box are for.

Rothman

Quote from: webny99 on June 17, 2024, 01:04:55 PM
Quote from: hotdogPi on June 17, 2024, 12:00:46 PManything resembling a dislike button will cause me and probably many others to post a lot less

This is extremely ironically one of the few posts you've ever made that I actually dislike. I have strong distaste for the assumptions that (a) your posts will get a lot of dislikes and (b) getting dislikes is a major deterrent from posting.

I know we have occasional arguments/debates on here, and you'd have to expect dislikes if you're taking a stance on one side of a controversial subject, but in everyday conversation, the majority of posts are not reacted to at all. If a dislike here or there is going to offend you, the Internet isn't for you. And if you are concerned about the content of your posts leading to dislikes, why would you post something that you think is going to get dislikes? If you really believe that it will, that should cause you to ask why you are posting it to begin with.

There's something Shakespearean about this post, like Iago saying, "But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed."
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.

hbelkins

Some of us wouldn't mind going for the most dislikes.  :bigass:


Government would be tolerable if not for politicians and bureaucrats.

vdeane

Quote from: Max Rockatansky on June 17, 2024, 01:08:33 PM
Quote from: vdeane on June 17, 2024, 12:15:34 PMWhile I do feel like there could be reaction granularity here once in a blue moon, the fact that this was suggested by the person who likes to substitute random words in posts with smilies makes me inclined to be opposed to this.

You mean this?  :colorful:
Among other things like "I thought he was :ded: already" and "don't forget the :popcorn: ".  Incidentally, what does :colorful: mean anyways?
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position of NYSDOT or its affiliates.

formulanone

Folks, can we put the minor petty stuff in the past? Thanks.

Rothman

Quote from: formulanone on June 17, 2024, 08:57:20 PMFolks, can we put the minor petty stuff in the past? Thanks.

No.  No we cannot. :-|
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.

Max Rockatansky

Quote from: Rothman on June 17, 2024, 09:10:50 PM
Quote from: formulanone on June 17, 2024, 08:57:20 PMFolks, can we put the minor petty stuff in the past? Thanks.

No.  No we cannot. :-|

That's how P13 shit happens and is allowed to fester.

Rothman

Quote from: Max Rockatansky on June 17, 2024, 09:32:28 PM
Quote from: Rothman on June 17, 2024, 09:10:50 PM
Quote from: formulanone on June 17, 2024, 08:57:20 PMFolks, can we put the minor petty stuff in the past? Thanks.

No.  No we cannot. :-|

That's how P13 shit happens and is allowed to fester.

If you can't beat it, join it.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.

Max Rockatansky

Quote from: Rothman on June 17, 2024, 09:32:49 PM
Quote from: Max Rockatansky on June 17, 2024, 09:32:28 PM
Quote from: Rothman on June 17, 2024, 09:10:50 PM
Quote from: formulanone on June 17, 2024, 08:57:20 PMFolks, can we put the minor petty stuff in the past? Thanks.

No.  No we cannot. :-|

That's how P13 shit happens and is allowed to fester.

If you can't beat it, join it.

Fortunately P13 vanquished himself with all the "potty mouth" talk.

hotdogPi

Quote from: Max Rockatansky on June 17, 2024, 09:34:48 PMFortunately P13 vanquished himself with all the "potty mouth" talk.

That discussion actually wasn't his fault at all and did not contribute to his ban. He was banned for one single comment a few days afterward: that he wasn't interested in real roads and hadn't been for about a month.
Clinched

Traveled, plus
US 1A, 13, 44, 50, 302
MA 22, 35, 40, 107, 109, 126, 141, 159
ME 22, 25, 26, 77, 100
NH 27, 111A(E); CA 133; NY 366; GA 42, 140; FL A1A, 7; CT 32; VT 2A, 5A; PA 3, 51, 60, QC 162, 165, 263; 🇬🇧A100, A3211, A3213, A3215, A4222; 🇫🇷95 D316

Lowest untraveled: 36

Max Rockatansky

Quote from: hotdogPi on June 17, 2024, 09:46:32 PM
Quote from: Max Rockatansky on June 17, 2024, 09:34:48 PMFortunately P13 vanquished himself with all the "potty mouth" talk.

That discussion actually wasn't his fault at all and did not contribute to his ban. He was banned for one single comment a few days afterward: that he wasn't interested in real roads and hadn't been for about a month.

What steered him into the final descent was mentioning he'd liked to see someone lick a toilet bowl.  The post got deleted/hidden but a ton of us complained about him leading up to the "I don't like roads" thing.  I tend to see the toilet bowl incident as the larger contributor to the eventual downfall.

SectorZ

I come here because this place isn't facebook. I think most of us do.

Max Rockatansky

Irony being that many of us are on Facebook road groups also.  Aside from Buc-ee's fandom there tends to be less weird stuff that happens out there (like P13).

dlsterner

Quote from: Max Rockatansky on June 18, 2024, 09:42:44 AMIrony being that many of us are on Facebook road groups also.  Aside from Buc-ee's fandom there tends to be less weird stuff that happens out there (like P13).

Although Facebook still has Lord Carhorn ...

Max Rockatansky

Quote from: dlsterner on June 18, 2024, 10:31:02 PM
Quote from: Max Rockatansky on June 18, 2024, 09:42:44 AMIrony being that many of us are on Facebook road groups also.  Aside from Buc-ee's fandom there tends to be less weird stuff that happens out there (like P13).

Although Facebook still has Lord Carhorn ...

And I make sure everyone knows it each time he changes his alias. 



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