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New postPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:00 pm 
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I like the Thanks system we have on the forums. More often than not though, i just want to "+1" or "Like" the post instead of thanking and think it'd apply to more scenarios (example). Personally, i'd like to see the wording changed or maybe a different system implemented (no bumping down though). Also i think the Thanks system is pretty slow and sometimes puts me off doing so.
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New postPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:38 am 

Sorry Stu bro i disagree with you.... and i do not think that 'Like' Or "+1" Post suite on "Technically Community"

IMHO

It's enough for Facebook or G+ there ppls Post Stupid pics and want more "Likes" ..LOL

because there is very big different between 'Thanks' and 'like'

suppose a person posted a logic-less Picture @ Facebook and he received lots of 'Likes' (Those Pics not gonna to solve any one's Problem Ie : Unable to boot etc)

But if person read Tutorial like that [How To] than he will decently save his TIME and MONEY (Not like wasting time @ FB)

It;s just my thinking :)

Edit : 'Like' Button for Off-topic And 'Thanks' OR 'Thank You' Button for Others
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New postPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Well I like UVAIS' point. Like generally applies to crapware, or atleast Facebook made us think so. And +1 is just too common. Why not a Rep Button instead....the normal reputation system we see on other forums. But i think that would be rather more confusing....when to thank and when to rep? Just my two pence !


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New postPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:40 pm 

The +1 has been done many times before the days of Facebook. Leaving such a +1 post for the sake of gaining post count is plain unnecessary. The methodology is the being less clustered and less post on people who only wants to post such as +1.

The LIKE button isn't all that bad because if another person shared the same view as the first poser, then a Like is acceptable means, but not having to add anything further. The Thanks button is good for people who has helped another achieved the goal of troubleshooting another fellow Mintywhite.

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New postPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Stu wrote:
I like the Thanks system we have on the forums. More often than not though, i just want to "+1" or "Like" the post instead of thanking and think it'd apply to more scenarios (example). Personally, i'd like to see the wording changed or maybe a different system implemented (no bumping down though). Also i think the Thanks system is pretty slow and sometimes puts me off doing so.
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Thanks for the suggestion Stu.

I'm wondering why the thanks system is slow on your end? I've don't recall it taking more than a second to register the "Thanks" (it was close to instant when I thanked your top post.) More details, please :)

I can see where you're coming from with the +1. I'm just not ready to jump on the idea.



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New postPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:23 pm 
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By thanking your post above, it took 9 seconds to register. This is quite typical for me.
More often than not, it seems to refresh the page and spit me out at the top meaning i have to scroll back to where i was, annoying if the thanked post is at the bottom of a long thread.
In all, for me, it just takes way too long.



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Stu wrote:
By thanking your post above, it took 9 seconds to register. This is quite typical for me.
More often than not, it seems to refresh the page and spit me out at the top meaning i have to scroll back to where i was, annoying if the thanked post is at the bottom of a long thread.
In all, for me, it just takes way too long.

What browser are you using? I'd like to get to the bottom of the 'issue'. 9 seconds is unacceptable! Plus, after clicking thanks, it should put you right back at the post you thanked. The thanks button links directly to the post (while updating the thanks table in the DB) i.e. http:// forum.mintywhite.com/viewtopic.php?p=29305&thanks=29305&to_id=423



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What browser are you using? I'd like to get to the bottom of the 'issue'. 9 seconds is unacceptable! Plus, after clicking thanks, it should put you right back at the post you thanked. The thanks button links directly to the post (while updating the thanks table in the DB) i.e. http:// forum.mintywhite.com/viewtopic.php?p=29305&thanks=29305&to_id=423


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If i refresh as i normally would it puts me back to where i was. The problem with the 'Thanks refresh' doesn't happen all of the time.

Just checked with IE9 and it seems to 'Thanks refresh' to where it should (though could only test the once!). It still takes an age to register the Thanks.



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Stu wrote:
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What browser are you using? I'd like to get to the bottom of the 'issue'. 9 seconds is unacceptable! Plus, after clicking thanks, it should put you right back at the post you thanked. The thanks button links directly to the post (while updating the thanks table in the DB) i.e. http:// forum.mintywhite.com/viewtopic.php?p=29305&thanks=29305&to_id=423


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If i refresh as i normally would it puts me back to where i was. The problem with the 'Thanks refresh' doesn't happen all of the time.

Just checked with IE9 and it seems to 'Thanks refresh' to where it should (though could only test the once!). It still takes an age to register the Thanks.


Although I'm sure we'll be fighting other bugs, I'm sure this will be taken care of when I refresh this forum. I really need to rebuild it and make doc along the way as the source code for this forum has become quite the beast. For changes (there are many from standard phpBB) It's about 20% unaltered mods, 30% altered mods, and 50% custom hacks. That's probably why it's slow. If I was convinced the software was good, I'd run a trace on the query but I'm hoping this will "dissolve" with cleaner source code. I'll probably turn it into a summer project as work is beating me up at the moment!

Stay tuned.

Update: Not that it helps for custom updates such as the ones made when a "thanks" is given, but: I changed some caching settings i.e. the refresh period for the cache on this page: thankslist.php?&sk=e&sd=d ; this should take down read load on both the tables involved with the "thanks" system and the db server.



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Well at my end, Thanks is instantaneous.



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