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Feedback What has happened to the Thanks button?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions, Announcements, & Feedback' started by dunover, Sep 16, 2016.

    Sep 16, 2016
  1. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    OK, OK, I know changes are afoot and there will be teething troubles etc. but I have a few constructive points here:

    1. I just thanked a post from Simmo and like one of Jon's earlier once pressed the button the page just went white and stalled in my browser. I had to reload from the CM link in my favourites as recycling the page it stayed blank.

    2. That sidebar of faecebook/twatter/print buttons is distracting as it's far brighter than the rest of the forum and in the corner of your left eye when typing or reading - put them up the top somewhere?

    3. I can thank people again but somewhere I lost a chunk of my total thanks and none have been added to my total for weeks now. Not a huge concern but if it goes on too long you will have people eventually who have contributed less overall ending up with more rep points etc. than long-timers!

    4. The 'like' button say on the winner videos - if you press it while watching the video/window will reload and you'll lose your place and have to play it again. Didn't do this before!

    Anything I've missed so we can help admin with any issues?
     
  2. Sep 16, 2016
  3. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    I agree. I don't get thanked nearly enough.

    It needs to stop now.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2016
  5. Sovietsky

    Sovietsky Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Live
    Location:
    Swe
    I personaly would like to have the fb,twitter sidebar removed or at least place it somewhere else.

    The thank you button can be removed as well, too much circlejerk.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2016
  7. Vegasbum

    Vegasbum Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Ontario
    Thanks and get thanked...who cares. Get rid of all the buttons. We are not children...are we?
     
  8. Sep 16, 2016
  9. Steviedoo

    Steviedoo Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    South
    You used to be able to see who Thanked who on same page as the post...all the names in different colours....now not as many thanks as before...is it me...but it seems there are as not many likes or thanks ...

    .I think the like and thank button as they used to be were great....now when I go like or thank someone's post....I have to make sure I'm not hitting anything else in that space cuz it its tiny...I am on a iPad....anyway....I agree with dunover' s post from some time ago...if it ain't broke why try to fix it....
     
  10. Sep 16, 2016
  11. ternur

    ternur A damn fine cup of coffee CAG webby mm3

    Occupation:
    Lawyer
    Location:
    Finland
    For me, the forum works like it used to. No problems at all.

    The social network buttons/links are not visible to me. Since I'm not a fan of any of them, I just usually have links, widgets or scripts related to them blocked. NoScript is great for this; it doesn't break the function of the site, but blocks unnecessary scripts (which I have no need for).
     
  12. Sep 16, 2016
  13. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    I've turned off the side bar script for social media in the forum. As for the thanks, I don't think it has properly imported the old thanks. I'll be looking into this either later today or early next week. :D
     
  14. Sep 16, 2016
  15. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Actually I like them because it stops threads being filled up with posts saying things like "+1" and erm, "thanks" :D


    Irony...:D
     

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  16. Sep 16, 2016
  17. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    The 'blank page' must be a Simmo thing - just thanked his post and it did it again, forum vanished all white. Then I thanked Bryan's and it worked OK. :D
     
  18. Sep 16, 2016
  19. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    I would thank you for this but I'm using IE and the buttons still don't work with my combo of IE + Win10 for whatever reason. :p
     
  20. Sep 16, 2016
  21. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    You may be onto something a I have constant aggro and use win10.1 and IE.
     
  22. Sep 16, 2016
  23. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    We certainly DO need the thanks button!

    I was brought up to show a little respect and a little gratitude, so If I post a request for help or whatever and another member(s) take time to respond, the least I can do it take 0.5 seconds to click 'Thanks' and show that I appreciate their time etc.

    The 'Top Thanked' (in past 30 days) has been missing from the forum home page for a few weeks now, no biggie as far as I am concerned but maybe 'having your name up in lights' means something to others, maybe its useful for directing newbies and reps etc to more informed and active members (yes this can be a PITA appreciated but does have its positives also)

    When a member(s) gets a 'useful post notification' - you could click on the post #/number and it would take you to your post which had been thanked or rep points awarded for, now it just redirect straight back to forum home page.

    On a lesser important note and something which winds me up (Trivial and I shouldn't let it, but it does :p) We all like to share our winning screen shots and videos etc but there are certain posters in these threads who seem to think they are too good to appreciate other members hits and that they should be liked, respected, bended knee etc and are too good to 'like' others efforts.

    Just to let these guys know You will NOT be charged or ridiculed or thought any less of for taking a nano second to click like on a big hit which is NOT ONE OF YOURS! - Honest you won't

    Have a great weekend all :thumbsup:
     
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  24. Sep 16, 2016
  25. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    You can thank (pun intended) the superfluous 'like' function for that, it has kinda ruined the balance.

    The way I saw it before, if I agreed with someone, whether it be a joke or hardcore political issues I'd use the 'thanks' feature as a sign of acknowledgement.

    If I found their posts useful in some way, I'd use the 'helpful' function.

    I appreciate Bryan trying to change aspects of CM, making the site more appealing to newbies whilst not alienating the existing 'veterans', but all this tinkering has not worked out too well in regards to the thanks function.

    I've become used to this one but I do miss the old format, it was far better I think.

    If you like this, please thank this, like. Not likely though. Thanks :machinegu:axeman:
     
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  26. Sep 16, 2016
  27. Vegasbum

    Vegasbum Senior Member

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    Location:
    Ontario

    Well now that point does make sense. Thanks!
     
  28. Sep 17, 2016
  29. neilw

    neilw Moderator of Live Games forum CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Moderator of Live Games forum
    Location:
    Kent - England
    I've been getting Blanked by Simmo for years, it's not a new thing :)
     
  30. Sep 17, 2016
  31. Chipkin9

    Chipkin9 I'm not a Senior

    Occupation:
    Between Jobs
    Location:
    Tyrone, Ireland
    Meh, I am not bothered by number 3.

    In fact I think Joan Jett sums it up perfectly for me

    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
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  32. Oct 9, 2016
  33. babyjoker

    babyjoker Senior Member mm3

    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    UK
    Only just seen this thread but heres my take on it, a select few go around liking each and every post of each other which can make others like ratios look dismal when really there perfectly normal. Why I don't know, there are prizes I guess? I'm just hear to talk about gambling so likes mean nothing to me, no one likes a gambler!!

    Anyway it reminds me of facebook saying "like" so I'll stop there as I feel nauseous
     
  34. Oct 9, 2016
  35. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    No prizes for likes or thanks.

    Most experienced members see a like as an alternative for 'I agree' or a thanks as a 'cheers for that, helpful post' IMO.

    I couldn't agree more with the Facebook thing, cannot stand it and not used my FB account for 2 years + on a regular bases, who cares what they had for lunch, bad day at the office, got a bit of a sniffle, someone cut you up in traffic, so fucking what:what:

    I think to summarise the 'thanks' button is a must, if for nothing more than a show of simple good manners. The 'Like' however should be maybe changed to a 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' a bit like YT.
     
  36. Oct 9, 2016
  37. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    I agree, we should remove the 'like' function altogether, although I'm not too sure how much Bryan wants to do that after setting up this current format.

    Like you said, keep the Thanks function, Helpful function and replace Likes with a thumbs up OR down. It's all too nicey nicey and I'm sure instead of just ignoring comments if I don't agree with them, I'd like to add my own brand of disagreement via a 'thumbs down' :eek:

    It can't always be roses and sunshine, both features should be available for sure
     
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  38. Oct 9, 2016
  39. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Defo mate. I got plenty of thumbs down on my YT channel, mostly because I'm not spinning at £30 a pop probably. :rolleyes:

    Doesn't bother me in the slightest, I can take the rough with the smooth. Thumbs down (or negative comments towards me in general) I use to learn from and if its me at fault learn not to make the same mistake twice lol.

    Would be a strange and frustrating old world if we all liked, agreed and 'thumbs up' everything we saw/read, all day, every day :eek:
     

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