CoopsII wrote:Is it possible to add a 'Like' option for peoples comments? I don't want to start some daft competition to see who can attract the most but there are often great comments posted that I feel like, um, Liking without lengthening the thread with a comment to that effect.
Just trying to spread the positivity. Man.
Having spent a fair bit of time on a different forum which does have this feature implemented, I can confirm it will end in a daft competition to see who can attract the most likes. The second I see a post with the words "like if" - whether in written or macro form - the feature would be deleted immediately and forever!
The previous commonly used phpBB extension for this feature is out of date and no longer considered a stable release. There is a new version by a different team currently in production but they seem to be ironing out some problems with it still - it could be implemented in coming months, depending on their progress.
From a usage point of view, I just wonder if it would curtail discussion, leaving people with an easy way to agree, rather than agreeing by also contributing something else at the same time.
I will have a got at implementing this if I can see enough support for it. Let's see what others have to say.