Hugo High Fives

Discussion in 'Features, Announcements, Comments and Criticism' started by Hamish Gill, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    We now have a system for liking peoples posts!
    If you like a post, you can High Five Hugo
    When ever you High Five Hugo, he will let the person who posted the post know that you like it!
    If you change your mind and decide you don't like the post, just slap hugo and he will go away ...


    The idea is that within threads people can find the most interesting/useful/etc posts just by clicking the drop down in the top right hand corner of the thread.
  2. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    One thing that strikes me is that this could get used instead of posting ...
    If you have something to say, make sure you say it!
    Lets not dumb down our communication to much eh ;)
  3. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Haha sorry couldn't resist!!!
  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Hamish my first thought when I saw that you had added the "like" feature was that it would give people the option just to "like" and not add why. I think it's nice to have the feature, especially for conversational posts for which one would like to acknowledge support for a comment without necessarily having to repeat the point in one's own words. But with regard to images posted by others, I'm going to fight the urge to "like" without comment.
  5. Tim Pindar

    Tim Pindar Member

    I've started using the Hugo High Five as a way of thanking people if they say they like my photo, as an alternative to posting again just to say "thanks".

    This prevents other people from seeing there is a new post on a topic, opening it up just to see "Thanks, Cedric" or whatever.

    This moves away from the original idea that filtering to see the HHFs only takes you to the most interesting posts, but is in line with post #2 above.

    It would be good to know if this is the way we wish to use the HHF feature, and if so others might find it useful. We are getting lots of new members, and as the forum expands I am finding it VERY hard to keep up with all the new posts when I log in. Speeding up the site helps, but anything which prevents so many new posts appearing which are of little or no interest to most members is in my opinion useful at this stage of the forum's life.
  6. Tim Pindar

    Tim Pindar Member

    PS To be clear I don't advocate using HHF to say you like someone else's photo, as this takes away the valuable feedback you get. I'm talking about the follow-up "thanks" posts.
  7. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    its not a bad idea ... ...
    its been very busy the last few days eh?!
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Nice idea. How about a 'thanks' variant?

    Yes, hotting up nicely.
  9. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Jesus!! just logged on after 3 hours off it and BOOOM!!! 85 unread posts! lol
    certainly hotting up nicely pete.
  10. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I know. At one point this afternoon I just couldn't keep up!! I thought I was going to have to log in at 03:00! :)
  11. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I did think a thanks variant, but it would e an aweful lot of coding I'd imagine!
    I'll look into it!
  12. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    You're not kidding !!! I've just logged in and noticed over 550 new posts in a day and a half:eek:.
  13. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

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