"Thanks" on posts?

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kausalya
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"Thanks" on posts?

Post by kausalya » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:03 am

I've often wondered if this would be possible to enable. It would be nice to have a way of showing gratitude for helpful posts, without resorting to a new post to do so.
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Re: "Thanks" on posts?

Post by DNS » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:50 am

There were several topics on this at DWT and here is one of the longer ones:

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4747
TLDR: moderators were opposed to it and also in a non-binding poll, the majority of members were also against it:

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=30359
81% opposed to like buttons.

See also this good video:


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Re: "Thanks" on posts?

Post by kausalya » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:01 pm

DNS wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:50 am
There were several topics on this at DWT and here is one of the longer ones:

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4747
TLDR: moderators were opposed to it and also in a non-binding poll, the majority of members were also against it:

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=30359
81% opposed to like buttons.

See also this good video:

Wow, I searched but didn't find those! Thank you.

For the record, my original question was based on something I've seen on other sites—a line underneath the individual post reading, "The following user(s) said Thank You:"
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Re: "Thanks" on posts?

Post by Queequeg » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:47 pm

I don't think we need that up-vote, down-vote dynamic. It inevitably leads to a hive mind editorial standard - people play to the likes. It would be even worse if it actually listed the users who "liked" - another way to assert identity.

Don't be lazy.

Press, "Reply", hit the " :thanks: " emoji, press "Submit". Three mouse clicks or taps on the phone as the case may be.
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Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

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There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
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