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Old 04-07-2014, 07:43 PM   #181
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Cooking Goddess. The code has already been written. The forum software we use has page after page of options that can be turned on or off or configured in a million different ways.
I am well aware of our "Thanks" button GB (first oval on the left, at the bottom of every post box, per my User CP settings). I have both sent and received thanks here at DC. But did you see the actual word "thanks" in my previous post? Nope, I'm using the word "like". I haven't been using the terms interchangeably because as far as I can tell from Roll_Bones early posts in this thread he understands the difference and is requesting a "like" button - IMO similar to the feature on Facebook and other forums. Per one of his posts:
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I should have used "Like" instead of "Thanks" in my title. Since we already have a "Thanks" button that is actually a PM button.......

R_B posted a screen shot on page 3*. It shows posts with the "like" area of the post indicating how many "likes" the post received and who generated them. Wouldn't changing a function on DC to that type of result require rewriting some software? Our CP options features allow changes only to the existing system, correct? I could be wrong because I've never written a computer program to save my life. But Himself said my interpretation of what R_B is looking for would require software changes...and doing that sort of thing plus system design was his job in the IT industry for almost 40 years. He's my Tech Hero!

*It's "page 3" if you have your Number of Posts to Show per Page count set to 20.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:00 PM   #182
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I am well aware of our "Thanks" button GB (first oval on the left, at the bottom of every post box, per my User CP settings). I have both sent and received thanks here at DC. But did you see the actual word "thanks" in my previous post? Nope, I'm using the word "like". I haven't been using the terms interchangeably because as far as I can tell from Roll_Bones early posts in this thread he understands the difference and is requesting a "like" button - IMO similar to the feature on Facebook and other forums.
Please re-read my post Cooking Goddess. I never said you used the term thanks or that you used it interchangeably with "like" or anything else of the sort. What I did say is that the code has already been written. Our software (vBulletin) can already do the things requested.

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R_B posted a screen shot on page 3*. It shows posts with the "like" area of the post indicating how many "likes" the post received and who generated them. Wouldn't changing a function on DC to that type of result require rewriting some software?
Nope. As I said before, the software has already been written. It is just an option that needs to be turned on.

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Our CP options features allow changes only to the existing system, correct?
It is not our CP options that would enable this feature. That is something that is done behind the scenes.

Think of it this way. When you turn on your cable box do you see every single channel your cable company offers and get access to every option they have? Nope you don't. You just get what you pay for. If you call them up and say here is $100 more per month they will "throw a switch" and all of a sudden you have 50 more channels and 5 new options you did not have before. They did not write any code. The code was already written. They just turned on your access.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:21 PM   #183
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GB, when you wrote:
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Cooking Goddess. The code has already been written. The forum software we use has page after page of options that can be turned on or off or configured in a million different ways.
...my brain understood that to mean my own User Control Panel, not

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...Our software (vBulletin) can already do the things requested...
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...Think of it this way. When you turn on your cable box do you see every single channel your cable company offers and get access to every option they have?...
Wellllll.....I'm pretty sure cable boxes have changed since 1986 or '87. We haven't had cable (or dish, or anything other than an antenna and, more recently, also an internet connection) since then. I could probably live without TV since I watch only two TV shows regularly. Himself is perfectly happy finding shows to watch on Hulu or the network sites like PBS. But I do understand how you select from a menu. More items, more bucks. But we're happy with "free".

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And now for this simple(?) question: If making this change is as simple as flipping a switch (metaphorically speaking), why not put up a poll? "Yes to like button" "No to like button" "I don't care one way or the other". Since I have no problem with the current system I would click "I don't care". Which seems like a contradiction considering my other posts about this topic...
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:21 AM   #184
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My schedule of Microsoft Keyboard Codes tells me, Ctrl-s. The S is for save! When I am doing a long document, I will do that throughout the document as I am working on it. Also for recipes. Redoing the list of ingredients can be daunting some times.

That reminds me, I need to get that back from my SIL. I let him borrow it to study. I will have to make a copy for him.
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No worries Cooking Goddess.

Addie Ctrl-s is save, but Ctrl-z is undo. If you make a mistake the last thing you want to do is save it. You want to undo it.
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And now for this simple(?) question: If making this change is as simple as flipping a switch (metaphorically speaking), why not put up a poll?
Because if they did that for this issue then why would they not have to do it for every other issues and option they could turn on or off? Even though this seems like a big issue because we have a thread on it that has lasted pages, look at how many people have actually participated in the conversation. And of those that actually participated, look at how many actually care what the outcome is. I did not bother to count, but I would guess maybe 10 people or so have expressed an interest in changing what we have. At least two of those people (both you and I) have said they really don't care one way or the other. Now look at how many members we have. It is a drop in the bucket. I am not saying that those in this thread that want it changed should not have a say, but to change something so small based on a vote would grind the behind the scenes office to a halt. There are millions of options that they could change just like this one. What color the site is, if certain options show up on the right or the left or top or bottom or at all. There are literally page after page of things and each one could potentially be a subject for a vote since everyone has personal opinions. A vote, while it sounds like a good democratic way in not very effective with something like this. Only people who read the thread would vote first off. What about all the people who never even bother to open the thread which would be the majority of the members? What about future members? Would they get a vote after the fact? Would the system have to keep changing as we get new members? What about an old member who has been away for a while and comes back after the vote? The staff has to make decisions on how the site will look and work and can't be bogged down with checking with every member each time they make a change. That is not to say changes can't and shouldn't be done by popular demand, but if that were done it would have to be a pretty big issue and I dont think a large thread necessarily equals a large issue.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:25 AM   #187
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I find it hard to believe that the subject of an extra silly button can create so much controversy. I would assume that every member who comes to this forum must 'like' it, or they wouldn't be here on a daily basis.

Thank you and well said GB.
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If the number of members replying (with input) to this thread is ten I do not consider that a drop in the bucket. My ratio would be drawn on active/participating members, not total members.
But that's me.
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My schedule of Microsoft Keyboard Codes tells me, Ctrl-s. The S is for save! When I am doing a long document, I will do that throughout the document as I am working on it. Also for recipes. Redoing the list of ingredients can be daunting some times.

That reminds me, I need to get that back from my SIL. I let him borrow it to study. I will have to make a copy for him.
But, Addie, you only want to save when you like what you have. And "save" really only applies to files. If you are typing a reply to a post, it isn't really what you want.

ctrl-z is "undo". When the touchpad accidentally highlights an entire paragraph and deletes it, ctrl-z will usually bring back that paragraph.
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But, Addie, you only want to save when you like what you have. And "save" really only applies to files. If you are typing a reply to a post, it isn't really what you want.

ctrl-z is "undo". When the touchpad accidentally highlights an entire paragraph and deletes it, ctrl-z will usually bring back that paragraph.
I understand. But just out of habit over the years, even when I am doing an email, I will stop and do a Ctrl+s out of habit. I have been known to do some stupid things like delete what I am working on right in the middle of the piece, even email.
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