OHHHHHH!!! Adding to reputation!! Thanks so much. I will do that from now on.
Couldn't leave a smiley emoji? That's pretty simple.
@Dogboy I would think that comments that are nothing but a smiley emoji would be considered spam. People get banned for spamming.
I thought that the reputation thingys where something that the admins gave. I had no idea that others could use them as well.
I'm Just pointing out that people are ignorant if they think this is just something moo can click to turn it on.I didn't realize this was such a hotly debated topic that I'd get a response filled with so much vitriol and nastiness when I originally posted. The points I was trying to make are:
A) People *are* likely to use it, the fact this thread exists is proof of that people already want it, and every other social media platform has it implemented - people are used to it. I'm not saying we need a Facebook-style interface with 6 or more different reactions to choose, as well as seasonal limited-time ones. A simple "like" or "thanks" would suffice, which brings me to my next point.
B) The use case of feedback has very little overlap with what this thread suggests. Feedback allows you to type a message (or not) that is then sent to a moderator, the moderator views it, approves or denies it, then it is added to the post. The functionality we are calling for only requires the user do one mouse click - it does not require time nor any thought other than "yes, I agree with this post". I believe that positive feedback should be reserved for truly great posts, and I have given (and received) it for posts worthy of this. As far as using neutral feedback for a "like" function, wouldn't this create much more work for the feedback moderators?
C) I'm not saying that adding a new feature is always totally plug-and-play, customizations and adjustments will always need to be made, but the fact remains there are many off-the-shelf modules made specifically for this bulletin board's platform, all of which have been created, installed, tested, and supported by scores of other forum administrators world wide. The hour(s) spent by the administrator shouldn't be compared to the time it would take for each individual user to do an action, but instead thought of in the increased engagement of this forum's community. In addition, I don't really appreciate words being put into the mouth of our forum admin, if they're too busy or just not interested in investing the time, they can say so themselves (or not, and just leave the thread untouched).
Lastly, I, too, have run forums, as well as much larger projects. I'm aware of what goes into it. I, too, have a long and storied history of experience with things outside of this forum.
We don't often bring our societal labels here, as well we shouldn't, it's a support forum for one specific collection of things. Don't fall into the trap of believing that your higher post count on one specific forum allows you to run about like it's your own private fiefdom.
Take you own advice the next time you decide to take something as volatile because it disagrees with your own agenda and you feel the need to pull out your soap box to lecture people about disagreeing with a majority in a thread. My reply was meant to make the ignorant aware (ignorant, as in unaware that this isn't just a couple of tabs moo toggles and it works). Your resulting reply was not helpful reply for anyone here. Remember we are individuals, we can have our own opinions, you don't have to like it, but as I'm not saying anything against the boards rules, so I can express it, no?Be nice.