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Post  RoOsTeR on 1/18/2017, 8:55 pm

I've activated a feature on the forum that was used in a different form long ago. Some may remember the "thumbs up feature". Anyway, now displayed under the username at the bottom of a post on the left hand side is a "thanks" button.



If you have found the post helpful, nice or like it, feel free to give thanks! Wink


On a side note, I can change the word "thanks" to "Like" if that would be preferred.



And lastly, @trolleydriver, I just used your post above sandersons as a visual to what the "thanks" feature looks like without being "thanked" yet thinking Wink

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/18/2017, 9:17 pm

sunny Love it!
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Post  trolleydriver on 1/18/2017, 9:51 pm

Cool  thanks

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Post  sanderson on 1/18/2017, 9:51 pm

I vote for leaving it as "thanks."  We have other short cuts.

+1 = I agree
I love you  = Love it
 = Congrats or great job
rofl  = funny
These are just a few on the first page.

The word "like" has been beaten to death on Facebook.  Too generic.  Facebook now has emojis such as sad, mad, surprise, laugh, love it and thumbs up to meet the needs of its users.

Nice, Rooster.  

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Post  walshevak on 1/19/2017, 4:30 am

@sanderson wrote:I vote for leaving it as "thanks."  We have other short cuts.

+1 = I agree
I love you  = Love it
 = Congrats or great job
rofl  = funny
These are just a few on the first page.

The word "like" has been beaten to death on Facebook.  Too generic.  Facebook now has emojis such as sad, mad, surprise, laugh, love it and thumbs up to meet the needs of its users.

Nice, Rooster.  
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Post  Goosegirl on 1/19/2017, 5:27 am

+1 ,  I love you, and  !
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 1/19/2017, 7:09 am

Cool feature!



And once again, (due to Windows 10, I'm guessing) I can't post anything like it. When I hit your thanks button, RoOsTeR, it just de-highlighted (is that even a word?) and did nothing.... Insert sad-faced emoticon here.

Oh, well. This will be interesting to watch!! :-)
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Post  RoOsTeR on 1/19/2017, 7:46 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Cool feature!



And once again, (due to Windows 10, I'm guessing) I can't post anything like it. When I hit your thanks button, RoOsTeR, it just de-highlighted (is that even a word?) and did nothing.... Insert sad-faced emoticon here.

Oh, well. This will be interesting to watch!! :-)

Interesting. Working just fine when I tested on Windows 10, 7, Vista, Linux and Chromium/Chrome browser. The "de-highlighted" indicates that you've given thanks (Smile ) It will take or can take a little bit of time for it to actually _load_. Maybe go back to a post you've thanked and double check?

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Post  Kelejan on 1/19/2017, 9:51 am

Do you know who is thanking you?  Do the  Thanks carry on to your next post?
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Post  trolleydriver on 1/19/2017, 9:55 am

@Kelejan wrote:Do you know who is thanking you?  Do the  Thanks carry on to your next post?
I think the answer to both questions is "no".

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Post  RoOsTeR on 1/19/2017, 9:59 am

@trolleydriver wrote:
@Kelejan wrote:Do you know who is thanking you?  Do the  Thanks carry on to your next post?
I think the answer to both questions is "no".
Correct. Just a simple "like" feature with the push of a button.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 1/19/2017, 1:14 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:
@AtlantaMarie wrote:Cool feature!



And once again, (due to Windows 10, I'm guessing) I can't post anything like it. When I hit your thanks button, RoOsTeR, it just de-highlighted (is that even a word?) and did nothing.... Insert sad-faced emoticon here.

Oh, well. This will be interesting to watch!! :-)

Interesting. Working just fine when I tested on Windows 10, 7, Vista, Linux and Chromium/Chrome browser. The "de-highlighted" indicates that you've given thanks (Smile ) It will take or can take a little bit of time for it to actually _load_. Maybe go back to a post you've thanked and double check?

Oh, it's something with MY computer! And it started after I loaded Win10 on it... Can't START a PM (tried/wanted to PM you this morning - & I CAN answer them), can't insert emoticons, etc...

Thanks for the further info on it de-highlighting...
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/19/2017, 5:21 pm

I just thanked AM, I am on an iPad, did it work?
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Post  RoOsTeR on 1/19/2017, 6:58 pm

@Scorpio Rising yes it did!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 1/19/2017, 8:31 pm

I see it too! And I thanked you back, SR, lol... :-)
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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/8/2017, 8:43 pm

UPDATE:
The old "Thanks" system broke! For those interested, the server host for the other system was taken down.
I've made a few changes, and long story short...there is now a little green thumb in the upper right hand corner (instead of bottom left) of posts.
The old "thank" counts did carry over to what is in place now.
Use if you like. Or not Smile


Note: you can't "like/thumbs up" your own post, so it only appears on others posts.

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Post  sanderson on 3/8/2017, 9:29 pm

I like the "like" green thumb.

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Post  ralitaco on 3/8/2017, 9:33 pm

@sanderson wrote:I like the "like" green thumb.

GREEN THUMB lol!

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Post  countrynaturals on 3/9/2017, 9:32 am

@sanderson wrote:I like the "like" green thumb.
Me too. Cool
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