Making more use of the likes

#1
Over here ------> at the top of the right column we've added a latest likes box. A chance to add something good to the site other than advertising and assorted chat systems, and surprisingly tricky, involving the hire of a contract developer to make it work on such a large site.

The next job for the developer is a "most liked of the last X days" block which is perhaps more useful.

Does anyone have any more suggestions for what we can do to make more use of the excellent 'likes' system? Used well it should help us make good content rise to the top.
 

jarrod248

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#3
Over here ------> at the top of the right column we've added a latest likes box. A chance to add something good to the site other than advertising and assorted chat systems, and surprisingly tricky, involving the hire of a contract developer to make it work on such a large site.

The next job for the developer is a "most liked of the last X days" block which is perhaps more useful.

Does anyone have any more suggestions for what we can do to make more use of the excellent 'likes' system? Used well it should help us make good content rise to the top.
A dislike and most disliked posts?
 

CplFoodspoiler

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#5
I like the idea. I also think a 'dislike' option would be handy. It won't stop some from slagging each and every post but as a tool for registering your, well, dislike then it might have a mild therapeutic benefit.
 
#6
thanks for the effort and evolution. good work, this stuff is complicated and i bet many on here very hard to please!

if u want feedback/ideas...could there be :

1. a 'laughed at like' sort of option. comedy like.
2. a 'agree with your opinion' like sort of option. opinion like or 'agree'.

then if people will follow these likes they have more of an idea if its a trivial but hilarious look at male/female relationships or how people think the situation in Syria will affect the price of fish.
i suspect many will use both and confuse the issue but they could only submit one for example. or only have an 'agree' in the intelligence cell and similar...?

or just ignore all that as too tricky and not thought through! ;o)

thanks again tho.
 

Guns

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#8
A dislike button may reduce the number of replies to voice their dislike thus saving the slanging matches.
 
#9
A dislike button may reduce the number of replies to voice their dislike thus saving the slanging matches.
You reckon? :lol:
 

Guns

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#10
I seem quiet but in my head I disliked you.......
 

TheresaMay

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DirtyBAT
#11
Bloody DIIF. When are we going to finally get a system that doesn't involve a hamster, a wheel, a few magnets and some copper winding?

Errr - roughly translated means I can't see the likes box on IE6. Although I echo the sentiment of others on the site and also think the dislike would be a good option. Like the Daily Mail comments, I love the thought of some doddery old meddlesome ratbag red-arrowing every post that meets his disproval.
 

Guns

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#12
Hahahahahahahahaha DII hahahahahahah

At least here in the land of moose we have DWAN which has crawled to IE7. Still shite but at least one more shite than DII.
 
#14
Thanks for the feedback.

Dislikes and likes is a more complex system - and can be excellent. Reddit uses it to great effect.

I will look into it and agree that it is far better at identifying really top content and posters than the current simple-ish likes system.

To be honest IE6 compatibility is just not going to happen - sorry about that. Since the block is a nice-to-have I think it's sensible not to get bogged down in IE6.
 

Guns

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#16

Guns

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#17
Thanks for the feedback.

Dislikes and likes is a more complex system - and can be excellent. Reddit uses it to great effect.

I will look into it and agree that it is far better at identifying really top content and posters than the current simple-ish likes system.

To be honest IE6 compatibility is just not going to happen - sorry about that. Since the block is a nice-to-have I think it's sensible not to get bogged down in IE6.
I feel that it is the only real drive to change over DII to IE8 or higher anyway so if ARRSE changed why bother.
 
#18
Over here ------> at the top of the right column we've added a latest likes box. A chance to add something good to the site other than advertising and assorted chat systems, and surprisingly tricky, involving the hire of a contract developer to make it work on such a large site.

The next job for the developer is a "most liked of the last X days" block which is perhaps more useful.

Does anyone have any more suggestions for what we can do to make more use of the excellent 'likes' system? Used well it should help us make good content rise to the top.
For me that box has always displayed using IE 9 as you can see from a screen capture I took in Jan this year.

Capture top of page.jpg

Forget that I was looking in the wrong place!
 
#20
Frankly I'd rather see the back of the "likes" altogether, it's a bit teen-girl Facebook-y for my taste and "latest posts" was a hell of a lot more useful over there ------>
Than a list of who likes what.

However seeing as a developer was hired an' all.... I suppose I'm just going to have to lump it, eh?
 

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