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Old 03-24-2014, 10:11 AM   #21
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Doesn't it all show under User CP? That is where I go to see my "thanks" and there are messages typed there.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:41 AM   #22
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I guess Janet said no to a "Like" button?

But, I do not get the score keeping aspect of it.
How could this button be abused?

Put simply, if one likes a post or agrees with a post and they want the poster to know and the rest of the forum to know, a quick click on a "like" or a "thanks" button seems logical.

The forum format lends well to simple one click thanks or like.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:03 AM   #23
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RB, years ago we did have that system in place, but because point were associated with it there were "issues". For some, it turned into a competition. Others felt slighted that they did not have many points. It actually accomplished the opposite of what was intended.
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RB, years ago we did have that system in place, but because point were associated with it there were "issues". For some, it turned into a competition. Others felt slighted that they did not have many points. It actually accomplished the opposite of what was intended.
GB, you still get points for "Thanks" just not as many. One difference is that points are private where karma (the old system) was shown on your posts for a time.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:22 AM   #25
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Andy, where do you see the points? I do not see that anywhere.
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Andy, where do you see the points? I do not see that anywhere.
Go to USER CP the points are in the header to the right of "Latest Thanks Received"
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:27 AM   #27
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If I am reading that header correctly, that is just the number of times you have been thanked. Not really a point system. I can also see how many PM's I have, but that is not how many points I have based on PM's.
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If I am reading that header correctly, that is just the number of times you have been thanked. Not really a point system. I can also see how many PM's I have, but that is not how many points I have based on PM's.
The counter increments one for each "Thanks" as opposed to thousands of karma points for an old style thanks. It's still score keeping but with a different point system.
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RB, years ago we did have that system in place, but because point were associated with it there were "issues". For some, it turned into a competition. Others felt slighted that they did not have many points. It actually accomplished the opposite of what was intended.
I see.

The "thanks" button I am using elsewhere has no points attached to it.
When you click the "thanks" button at the bottom of the post, your name appears as the one who thanked it.
There is no record keeping. The only place you can see the "thanks" is at the bottom of the thanked post.
Now a good post may have a quite a few "thanks" at the bottom.

I am on sports forum that does count "likes" or "thanks". You see the thanks in your messages. But still no points are attached.

I am a bit surprised a forum like this could generate any negative from a button like this, when other forums with way less respect do just fine using one.
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I see.

The "thanks" button I am using elsewhere has no points attached to it.
When you click the "thanks" button at the bottom of the post, your name appears as the one who thanked it.
There is no record keeping. The only place you can see the "thanks" is at the bottom of the thanked post.
Now a good post may have a quite a few "thanks" at the bottom.

I am on sports forum that does count "likes" or "thanks". You see the thanks in your messages. But still no points are attached.

I am a bit surprised a forum like this could generate any negative from a button like this, when other forums with way less respect do just fine using one.
Well, like Janet said, it's one of those things that makes DC a little different.
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