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Old 03-24-2014, 11:47 AM   #31
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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.
Agreed.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:53 AM   #32
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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.
I am not sure i would call that a point system. It is a running tally just as your post count is a running tally. I guess it could be argued either way. I don't see that as points though myself though. I just see that as the same post count or PM count or things like that. I can see how some would see it as a point system though.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:12 PM   #33
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To me a 'thanks' or 'like' mean the same thing.
Instead of PM's a thanks/like indicator at the bottom of the post would be better served, IMO.
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To me a 'thanks' or 'like' mean the same thing.
Instead of PM's a thanks/like indicator at the bottom of the post would be better served, IMO.
It would save us from having to post "+1!!"
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:40 PM   #35
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The current THANKS system is kind of cumbersome.

1. click on the THANKS button
2. click on "Send Your Thanks" with or without comments
3. click on OK when the "Your Thanks Has been sent" message appears.

I'd prefer a THANKS button that you click. Then a note appears on the post saying you have thanked this post. I expect it would only appear to the thanking person.

This would parallel the LIKE system on other forums.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:40 PM   #36
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It would save us from having to post "+1!!"
I'm pretty sure that was Timothy's original intent when he joined the forum and said we should change the karma to a thanks/like system instead.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:47 PM   #37
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I concur. I would prefer a "Like" button. The one I have seen shows how many likes a particular post has at the bottom of that post. It also shows WHO liked it. No points involved. Less cumbersome than thanks. I think that the PM function works well as a way to send private thanks to an individual, the Like function would be quicker and more public.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:58 PM   #38
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Exactly. Thanks or Likes given to posts should be visible to everyone. Why restrict them?
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #39
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Exactly. Thanks or Likes given to posts should be visible to everyone. Why restrict them?
There are times when people want to thank someone else, but do not want it to be public. I can think of a number of reasons this happens. I am not saying I agree or disagree with it, but there are legitimate reasons.
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There are times when people want to thank someone else, but do not want it to be public. I can think of a number of reasons this happens. I am not saying I agree or disagree with it, but there are legitimate reasons.
Yes, I can see a few instances where someone might feel that. But in those instances they can easily send a personal thanks to the poster via PM.

I'm sure more than a good majority wouldn't mind their thanks being displayed.
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