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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 13:14
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Dear fellow Paxers,
We have introduced a 'Like' button to all the forums. Which should appear at the bottom, right hand end of posts. This is to bring us a bit more up to date with other discussion sites. I am very pleased to see this as I have often wanted to agree with a post but not clog up with short messages.
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 16:48
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Many forums have a "dislike" button, too.
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 18:00
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Really DRUK? Nobody in PRRuNe ever dislikes anybody or their posts - as you well know. Really the very idea is shocking and I've let the CC know they are not to serve you pudding at dinner.
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Old 4th Oct 2022, 14:37
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Selling my Like to the highest bidder.
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Old 4th Oct 2022, 15:27
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Many forums have a "dislike" button, too.
They're trialling it in Jet Blast....
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Old 4th Oct 2022, 20:41
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Jet Blast generally trials everything to the bitter end with no survivors ...
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Been available on FlyerTalk [another IB forum] for ages with no grief. I'm just not seeing the option on the Forums I use.
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Old 5th Oct 2022, 17:39
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Yes. Each company implements features in their own way. What we have is what we have. Not ideal but we Mods think it is better than nothing. As you may know, we Mods are independent and do this because we enjoy it. I have the smallest responsibility which is the 'Cabin' and I don't have authority in any other forum. For the most part, I avoid Jet Blast!! Sometimes regulars in here ask me questions or voice concerns about other forums in PPRuNe and that is fine, glad to help if I can.

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Old 5th Oct 2022, 17:58
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check Problems and queries - the Mods are keeping people posted there
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 14:43
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
Jet Blast generally trials everything to the bitter end with no survivors ...
.....and no conclusion.
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Old 9th Oct 2022, 19:40
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Is this what you had in mind?

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Old 10th Oct 2022, 08:47
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Does the person with the most likes win a prize ?
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 09:14
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A thread named after them on Jet Blast I'll bet
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 13:28
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A thread named after them on Jet Blast I'll bet
In that case, I don't want any likes. That sounds like a punishment.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 18:20
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but fame! Fame !! FAME!!!!

put it in your CV!
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 19:05
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I am delighted that the Cabin is taking this subject so seriously.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 20:33
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
but fame! Fame !! FAME!!!!

put it in your CV!
Nobody is interested in my CV...and that includes ME.
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Old 11th Oct 2022, 17:29
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Regarding the "Like" button. Good stuff, I have often wanted to send an appreciation but didn't feel it was worth cluttering up the forum with it and so usually refrained.

I do feel that the "Like" reporting leaves a little to be desired. Hope you don't mind me sticking my oar in, of course feel free to ignore me completely:-)

I disliked the bold "The following NN users liked this post by XXX:" so much that I made a browser filter for it and I don't see it. There does need to be something there though if only for new users.

Suggestion - Make the text much shorter and much less prominent. For example just make it say "Likes: NN", or "NN Likes". Change the font to not bold. Put it at the top left of the box, to me it looks weird floating in the middle.

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I don't like the prominence of the actual likes field relative to the rest. My eyes keep getting drawn to it.

Suggestions -

A. Most user names are mostly lower case and so the blue text is maybe OK. Does two spaces after the comma work, doesn't work on PPRuNe messages I don't think?

B. I think the date is FAR too prominent. I would just do away with it. If you like it then use a smaller font (because the digits are effectively capitals). Get rid of the brackets. Maybe just have month and year? Maybe consider a softer colour, but there are probably enough colours already.

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Old 11th Oct 2022, 17:40
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Following from my last post here is another aviation forum I sometimes look at.

The likes reporting (and perhaps all controls) are much more discrete. I think this makes it easier to read the posts.

https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/comm.../#post-3314940

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Old 12th Oct 2022, 10:26
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Rather than "dislike" perhaps a "disagree" button might be a little softer?
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