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Posted by: Möbius Aug 12 2012, 02:58 PM
How hard would it be to implement?

I just read a post that I would have clicked a "like" button if IDWF would have had one. smile.gif


Posted by: Perry Aug 12 2012, 03:37 PM
It's really not hard. The code is already written over at WME forums, just needed some tweaks to make it work here. We implemented the facebook like button for a few days before and it drastically increased the load time by up to two seconds per page. That is just unacceptable. Implementing our own like button will be the way to go. I want to see how many people would actually use it though because there is a slight load time penalty even with custom implementation.

Posted by: Möbius Aug 12 2012, 03:47 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ 10 minutes, 36 seconds ago)
It's really not hard. The code is already written over at WME forums, just needed some tweaks to make it work here. We implemented the facebook like button for a few days before and it drastically increased the load time by up to two seconds per page. That is just unacceptable. Implementing our own like button will be the way to go. I want to see how many people would actually use it though because there is a slight load time penalty even with custom implementation.

Poll is in place :

http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44615

Posted by: Lebon14 Aug 13 2012, 12:35 AM
I personally would love that too! smile.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 13 2012, 08:24 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ Yesterday, 7:37 PM)
I want to see how many people would actually use it though

I would use it all night long. tongue.gif

Posted by: Möbius Aug 13 2012, 05:31 PM
Well Perry, 11 votes for wanting it if it has no effect on the forum, 3 votes against, I guess you need to make it so it has no effect on the forum ( or at least so it doesn't seem like it does tongue.gif ).

Posted by: Perry Aug 14 2012, 12:26 AM
Duly noted. I will roll out the feature within a week or two. Lots of testing will be done, that's for sure. smile.gif

Posted by: Möbius Aug 14 2012, 12:56 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ 29 minutes, 59 seconds ago)
Duly noted. I will roll out the feature within a week or two. Lots of testing will be done, that's for sure. smile.gif

Thanks, Perry, I am sure a lot of people will appreciate this in the future. smile.gif

Posted by: Möbius Nov 10 2012, 06:54 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ Aug 14 2012, 08:26 AM)
Duly noted. I will roll out the feature within a week or two. Lots of testing will be done, that's for sure. smile.gif

One or two weeks... tongue.gif

Posted by: Möbius Jan 3 2013, 06:19 PM
One or two weeks... user posted image

Posted by: Perry Jan 3 2013, 06:56 PM
Oh Jesus, I am sorry. I forgot about this project...

Something happened at the end of August and I was distracted for the longest time. I've been back now since November. I'll start working on this project again. This time I will be more careful with my words and not give an actual ETA. ^^;;

Posted by: Möbius Jan 3 2013, 06:58 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ 2 minutes, 5 seconds ago)
Oh Jesus, I am sorry. I forgot about this project...

Something happened at the end of August and I was distracted for the longest time. I've been back now since November. I'll start working on this project again. This time I will be more careful with my words and not give an actual ETA. ^^;;

Didn't mean to be a jerk. happy.gif

Posted by: Möbius May 7 2015, 02:02 PM
One or two...

years? tongue.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm May 7 2015, 02:17 PM
QUOTE (Möbius @ 14 minutes, 43 seconds ago)
One or two...

years? tongue.gif

Was hearing as lately as a few days ago that it's coming very soon™, so there's that.

Posted by: Möbius May 7 2015, 02:18 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 1 minute, 1 seconds ago)
Was hearing as lately as a few days ago that it's coming very soon™, so there's that.

Love the "™" you tacked on there. awesome.gif

Posted by: Spaz May 7 2015, 04:04 PM
Soon is always relative. laugh2.gif

Posted by: Möbius May 7 2015, 04:06 PM
QUOTE (Spaz @ 2 minutes, 12 seconds ago)
Soon is always relative. laugh2.gif

I think this has to do with his time travel thread.

Took a wrong turn somewhere in time. tongue.gif

Posted by: tsukikomi May 28 2015, 03:03 PM
QUOTE (Möbius @ Aug 12 2012, 03:58 PM)
How hard would it be to implement?

I just read a post that I would have clicked a "like" button if IDWF would have had one. smile.gif

Tsukikomi liked "this" post.

Posted by: kyonpalm May 28 2015, 03:54 PM
QUOTE (tsukikomi @ 51 minutes, 19 seconds ago)
Tsukikomi liked "this" post.

kyonpalm "liked" this "post".

Posted by: Möbius May 28 2015, 06:40 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 2 hours, 46 minutes ago)
kyonpalm "liked" this "post".

"Möbius" liked this post.

Posted by: kyonpalm May 28 2015, 06:52 PM
QUOTE (Möbius @ 12 minutes, 19 seconds ago)
"Möbius" liked this post.

Just who "is" Möbius?

Posted by: Möbius May 28 2015, 07:02 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 9 minutes, 26 seconds ago)
Just who "is" Möbius?

"Everyone" and "No one"

Posted by: kyonpalm May 28 2015, 07:02 PM
QUOTE (Möbius @ 33 seconds ago)
"Everyone" and "No one"

2"deep"4"me"

Posted by: Spaz May 29 2015, 09:41 AM
Only 2" though? I got the vibe that you were more adventurous than that.

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 29 2015, 09:54 AM
"36 insertable inches."

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 May 29 2015, 04:46 PM
To be honest, I think that the like button is a bad idea. I feel that it will take away from users posting because they will just hit the like button instead. Conversations will devolve into lame one-two post discussions with everyone else just taking a side and liking the post that they agree with the most. But then again that's just my thoughts on the matter.

Personally I like having seemingly thoughtful conversations where the participants are actively including their ideas on the matter rather than people sitting around in a tight circle nodding at each other in agreement.

Posted by: kyonpalm May 29 2015, 05:24 PM
QUOTE (THE_HONDA_CG2 @ 37 minutes, 52 seconds ago)
To be honest, I think that the like button is a bad idea. I feel that it will take away from users posting because they will just hit the like button instead. Conversations will devolve into lame one-two post discussions with everyone else just taking a side and liking the post that they agree with the most. But then again that's just my thoughts on the matter.

Personally I like having seemingly thoughtful conversations where the participants are actively including their ideas on the matter rather than people sitting around in a tight circle nodding at each other in agreement.

I've brought that point up before, and it was brought to my attention that actually the only posts it will really stop from appearing are one-word ones like "this", "lol", "PERRY WHERE'S MY LIKE BUTTON?" and other useless garbage like that. So it's definitely a good idea.

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 May 29 2015, 05:31 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 6 minutes, 14 seconds ago)
I've brought that point up before, and it was brought to my attention that actually the only posts it will really stop from appearing are one-word ones like "this", "lol", "PERRY WHERE'S MY LIKE BUTTON?" and other useless garbage like that. So it's definitely a good idea.

Very true. Either way I don't think I'll be using the feature if it ever comes out. When I typically agree with something I usually have something to add to the discussion.

Posted by: kyonpalm May 29 2015, 05:33 PM
QUOTE (THE_HONDA_CG2 @ 2 minutes, 0 seconds ago)
When I typically agree with something I usually have something to add to the discussion.

We need that more than we need a like button, but we can't flip a switch and make people do that like we can to add a like button here (okay it's more than flipping a switch, but you get the idea) so we do what we can do.

Posted by: Möbius May 29 2015, 05:52 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 19 minutes, 47 seconds ago)
We need that more than we need a like button, but we can't flip a switch and make people do that like we can to add a like button here (okay it's more than flipping a switch, but you get the idea) so we do what we can do.

"We do what we must, because we can"? laugh2.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm May 29 2015, 05:54 PM
QUOTE (Möbius @ 1 minute, 25 seconds ago)
"We do what we must, because we can"? laugh2.gif

Was hoping someone would catch on to that.

Posted by: Tessou May 29 2015, 06:04 PM
Here are 100 new features, even if you'll only use 5.

Posted by: Möbius May 30 2015, 02:17 PM
QUOTE (THE_HONDA_CG2 @ Today, 12:46 AM)
To be honest, I think that the like button is a bad idea. I feel that it will take away from users posting because they will just hit the like button instead. Conversations will devolve into lame one-two post discussions with everyone else just taking a side and liking the post that they agree with the most. But then again that's just my thoughts on the matter.

Personally I like having seemingly thoughtful conversations where the participants are actively including their ideas on the matter rather than people sitting around in a tight circle nodding at each other in agreement.

It doesn't quite work out that way.

Rather than rehashing previous discussions, I'll just post links to posts:

http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44615&view=findpost&p=1245769

http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44615&view=findpost&p=1245816

It reinforces posting, not discourages it. cool.gif

Posted by: Rudy Jun 1 2015, 01:04 AM
Why is this not a thing yet - what's holding us back?

I believe it benefits us as a whole - I mean, the human species - to be freed from the oppression of having to textually state they like a post or submit once again to the gods of the internet, begging to them in a public setting for their prayers to be answered, all in the form of a feature of a forum, a digital thumb of approval.

Please free us from these binds and let us like. Our future depends on it.

Posted by: Falbere Jun 1 2015, 03:29 AM
^ Did you read the full post? Perry said it will come. That means it will come. Eventually. Well, porting the scripts from WME Forums seems to drag the loading times down.

Posted by: Rudy Jun 1 2015, 11:24 AM
I know it's coming, it'll just be another 2-4 more years. I was just being dramatic.

Posted by: tsukikomi Jun 1 2015, 12:15 PM
QUOTE (Falbere @ 8 hours, 46 minutes ago)
^ Did you read the full post? Perry said it will come. That means it will come. Eventually. Well, porting the scripts from WME Forums seems to drag the loading times down.

Tsukikomi liked this post! happy.gif

Posted by: Tessou Jun 1 2015, 12:33 PM
It is on the list of things that will happen. Right now it's impossible. Perry is the sole person that has access to the site's code, and he's currently out of the US. When he gets back, I will harp on him to make this a feature.

Posted by: Möbius Jun 1 2015, 01:40 PM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 1 hour, 7 minutes ago)
It is on the list of things that will happen. Right now it's impossible. Perry is the sole person that has access to the site's code, and he's currently out of the US. When he gets back, I will harp on him to make this a feature.

Whenever he gets around to it, that's OK, there's more important things in life. I think Rudy was being overly dramatic to be funny. laugh2.gif

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