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Discussion in 'Feedback' started by alysmith4, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. alysmith4

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    I like that there's a "like" button for posts, but I think it would be great to have a "thanks" button as well. There are many posts/posters that I want to thank for responding to me or for answering a question, etc., but there's no real good way to do that. I've been using the "like" button in the meantime, but I even got a message from someone saying, "you like a lot of stuff!" which isn't really accurate.

    Just wanted to make this suggestion, thanks! :rolleyes:
     
  2. TheMonkfish

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    Thanks for posting this. ;)
     
  3. skunkpuddle

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    It seems though you have a delicate friend problem. I believe therapy and counseling will help you at this point more than anything
     
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    A "Thanks" feature would be redundant. By "Liking" their post you're essentially thanking them for posting; they even get a notice.
     
  5. Hanzo

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    As in you shouldn't do it so much?
     
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    Or take the 5 seconds to type, "thanks"
     
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  7. Hindsight

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    Seriously? Who has that kind of time or desire to monitor one persons activity? :eek::eek:
     
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    Someone on here as so much time on their hands that they analyze how many times someone "likes" then actually point it out to them, crazy!
     
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    They call them shut-ins.
     
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    Actually, if you "follow" another BA you end up getting a notice on your News Feed every single time they like something. I stopped following a couple of friends because they liked 20-30 posts per day, clogging my news feed.
     
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    Then we'll need a 'you're welcome' button.



    You're welcome.
     
  12. alysmith4

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    Huh?
     
  13. alysmith4

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    Yes, that's the impression I got. And I got me thinking that the "like" isn't really accurate anyway.
     
  14. alysmith4

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    To every single post? For this thread, that would be like 55 seconds!
     
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    Really? This doesn't happen for me, in fact I've wondered what "following" someone does. I'm clearly missing out on something. But, that's OK.
     
  16. alysmith4

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    That's what I thought!
     
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    I would just tell them to piss off and keep doing what you were doing. If I told you about a new place to go for beer or something and you liked the post, I would understand that as being a thanks. An extra button wouldn't really seem beneficial.

    The only buttons I want to see added are helpful or unhelpful for reviews so you can sort to find the best, most informative reviews.
     
  18. Hanzo

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    I follow a bunch of people and have never seen that, did you activate some setting or something maybe?
     
  19. alysmith4

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    Haha, yeah, I should have told them to piss off! But then I thought maybe I was "using" the like-button incorrectly or something. Whatever.

    I think your idea for the helpful/unhelpful review sorter is great! I guess "top reviewers" is the next best thing.
     
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    It shows up when I pull down the menu from my name and hit "Your news feed". I like to find things friends have posted on, so I can jump on the pig pile if they're giving a noob a hard time. :) But I rarely care to see the things they've liked. If there's a setting I can deactivate I'll do it.
     
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    I've never clicked that.....for some reason I read that as the Alert part that shows notifications.

    My bad, nothing to see here :oops:
     
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    So instead of getting a message from someone saying "you sure like a lot of stuff," you'd rather get a message that says "you sure like to say thanks a lot!"?
     
  23. alysmith4

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    My point was that someone commented that I "liked" a lot of things and brought to my attention the inaccuracy of the like-button. And I feel there's a "feedback & help" forum for just this reason: to make suggestions on how to improve BeerAdvocate's website. It was just a small suggestion, not something to make a huge deal about. Todd's response was just fine enough.

    I've been a contributing member of this site for quite some time now, and feel like my feedback is valuable. I don't appreciate the snide response from you, and would suggest you spend your time actually writing beer reviews instead of snarky posts.
     
  24. victory4me

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    Yeesh, take a joke!

    PS, I've been on this site longer than you have. :)
     
  25. alysmith4

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    Three whole months, yet only enough time to write 50 reviews.
     
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    Sorry I don't take beer as seriously as you do. I actually had over 100 reviews at one time, erased them all because I thought they were garbage and decided to start over. Still unimpressed by my ability to be a beer critic, I decided reviewing is an occasional thing for me to do when the mood strikes me.

    Furthermore, wouldn't the natural question to ask from the beginning be: "how do I keep my likes from showing up in my follower's news feed?" Rather than the absurd request for a "Thanks button?"
     
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    5 seconds to type "thanks"? You don't want the guy to start his keyboard on fire.
     
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  28. alysmith4

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    Yeesh, I was just joking.

    Plus, I didn't know my likes were showing up on someone's news feed. Not sure why my thanks-button request was "absurd," but it seems a few people like the idea. You on the other hand take posting way more serious than beer and again, I don't appreciate the nasty comments. You can go away now.
     
  29. Hanzo

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    I like this question. Todd?

    Reason I ask is a decent amount of people follow me and I didn't realize I was spamming them when I went on my liking rampage almost daily in the what are you drinking thread.
     
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    Good luck with your sensitivity issues!

    We are all very impressed by your 190 reviews. Have a great day!
     
  31. GennyCreamAle

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    I'd rather have a 'gong' button
     
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    Thanks.
     
  33. Todd

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    You mean showing up in their Alert Notices. Under Your Account > Alert Settings.

    Alright. I believe this thread is down now.
     
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