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Discussion in 'Comments and Suggestions' started by mkellogg, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. mkellogg Administrator Staff Member

    I've just added a Facebook Like button to threads.

    Let me know if there are any problems. :)

    Mike
     
  2. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Hello Mike.

    I just liked this page. :D

    No problems... so far!
     
  3. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    Why aren't I surprised you're the first one to answer, Swift?* :D No problems either on my side.

    (* but I don't think I see you liked the page on FB though)
     
  4. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    I did notice the FB like button before I became aware of this thread. :p

    I don't know if you liked this page, DP, because I can't see your name either. Was that intentional, Mike? :)
     
  5. mkellogg Administrator Staff Member

    I can see the comment on DP's Facebook page, but not yours, swift. Strange.
     
  6. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Oh! I see DP now! :D

    I wanted to unlike this page but... it's not possible! :D
     
  7. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    And I can see you liked the post here, at the top of the thread, Swift, but not on your FB profile.
     
  8. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Quick update... to unlike a thread, you must click the X on the upper left corner of the button. :p
     
  9. Mate

    Mate Senior Member

    Argentina
    Castellano - Argentina
    So if I press the "like" button on this page something will appear in my own FB biography, right? :confused:

    Edit: Wait a minute, I want to keep my identity within the circle of my FB friends. If I press "like" here, does my real name have to be visible to all WR members?
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  10. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    Mate, just try: don't be scared! :p :D
     
  11. Mate

    Mate Senior Member

    Argentina
    Castellano - Argentina
    I've tried, saw my real name on top of this thread, and desperately pressed "unlike" a few seconds later. :p
     
  12. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    I think only your FB friends can see your real name if I'm not mistaken.
     
  13. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
  14. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    For those of you concerned with privacy issues, the FB like above shows 'swift, DearPrudence and one other person like this.' Your name won't be revealed unless your privacy settings authorise sharing your likes publicly on any page.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  15. Mate

    Mate Senior Member

    Argentina
    Castellano - Argentina
    That's a relief. :)
     
  16. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Indeed it is. :) And while not logged in on Facebook, it shows '3 people like this'. Mind you, we're very private people. :cool: :p
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  17. jann

    jann co-mod'

    English - USA
    I see that if I set my forum interface language to French or Italian, I can't see the Like button... but it displays properly (untranslated) in Spanish, German, Turkish, etc. I didn't check every language.
     
  18. KaRiNe_Fr

    KaRiNe_Fr Senior Member

    France, Provence
    Français, French - France
    Salut,

    Ah! This could be a decisive argument for me to turn my interface language to French... :D But I'm afraid this solution won't last long enough... :rolleyes:
     
  19. Víctor Pérez

    Víctor Pérez Senior Member

    España
    Français - Español peninsular
    I like Like button.
     
  20. Gévy

    Gévy Senior Member

    Madrid Espagne
    Français France
    El "like button" no es visible con la interfaz en francés. Lo veo si la pongo en español.
     
  21. mkellogg Administrator Staff Member

    Alright, I think I now have all the languages working right.
     
  22. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Yes, it's there (French interface). :) And now it's translated into all the other languages.
     
  23. mkellogg Administrator Staff Member

    The problem was that we had bad translations of the language code for US English (en_US) to French and Italian. They were something like "Anglais US" and "italiano" whereas they should have been fr_FR and it_IT for those two language interfaces. Now we have properly translated Like buttons.
     
  24. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Czech (work in progress 6) is missing, though.
     
  25. london calling Senior Member

    SALERNO, ITALY
    UK ENGLISH
    Can I ask you why you decided to add the Like button, Mike? Sheer curiosity....I mean, I personally won't be using it because I only use the language forums and in my opinion it's not a question of "liking" a thread, it's a question as to whether people find the thread useful or not. I'm not saying others shouldn't use it or like it, of course.;)

    FB's one thing, WR's another (my opinion, needless to say).;)
     
  26. danalto

    danalto Senior Member

    Roma, Italia, Europa
    Italy - Italian
    You won't use it 'cause you're not on FB, Jo...:) it could be nice, to share something you like on Facebook too!

    Hi, Mike! :)
     
  27. Lorena1970

    Lorena1970 Senior Member

    Italy, Italiano
    I agree with Jo.
     
  28. mkellogg Administrator Staff Member

    Why add it? Probably for the same reasons that so many other sites have added it; because some people might find it useful, and it doesn't really hurt the rest of us. It also helps spread the word about the WordReference forums.

    I can easily see the case that somebody finds a certain thread entertaining and wants to share it with his or her friends.
     
  29. london calling Senior Member

    SALERNO, ITALY
    UK ENGLISH
    I wouldn't have the time......it's either one or the other!:D

    Thanks for your reply, Mike.;)
     
  30. UrduMedium Senior Member

    United States
    Urdu (Karachi)
    Suggestion: Aside from the FB LIKE, it would be nice to have a LIKE button within the WR forum. The unit of Like being a post. Each time it is clicked a counter is upped. #Views always far exceeds #Replies. This will allow those just viewing (and not adding posts) to register their likes.
     
  31. london calling Senior Member

    SALERNO, ITALY
    UK ENGLISH
    There IS one... that's what this thread's all about!:D

    As I said before, I can't say I'm over the moon about the idea (but that's just me, I'm not saying it shouldn't be there;)): I think a "Useful" button would be more....useful!:D
     
  32. Lorena1970

    Lorena1970 Senior Member

    Italy, Italiano
    I agree, the same Tripadvisor does.
     
  33. pwmeek

    pwmeek Senior Member

    SE Michigan, USA
    English - American
    In the vernacular of social networking: +1
     
  34. UrduMedium Senior Member

    United States
    Urdu (Karachi)
    If there were a Like/+1 button, I'd be clicking on it right now :)
     
  35. Pedro y La Torre

    Pedro y La Torre Senior Member

    Paris, France
    English (Ireland)
    Will there be a "Like" button added for individual posts? I believe this is a system option, as I have seen it on other forums which use the same layout.
     
  36. mkellogg Administrator Staff Member

    We might put in a :thumbsup: button that we do ourselves, but I haven't seen the need for Facebook buttons on every post.
     
  37. pwmeek

    pwmeek Senior Member

    SE Michigan, USA
    English - American
    Having an internal (and visible) way to mark posts as particularly helpful would reduce the temptation to post "me too" replies. Seeing which posts other WR members have "approved" will help future researchers determine which of the answers are most useful, avoiding the need to reopen a topic or start a new one.

    I cannot recall feeling the need to share a topic, much less a single post, on Facebook. I might "like" the entire site, but topics are too specific.
     
  38. Pedro y La Torre

    Pedro y La Torre Senior Member

    Paris, France
    English (Ireland)
    Yes pwmeek, that would be my thinking too.
     
  39. jann

    jann co-mod'

    English - USA
    Of course that's an entirely separate topic from the Facebook "Like" button... and it has certainly come up before. :)

    --> approval button / approve posts
     
  40. Valeria Mesalina

    Valeria Mesalina Senior Member

    Santiago de Compostela
    Spanish, Spain
    I don't get it. What does it matter if we like a thread or not? If I post a question I can have say, The Duke of Ankh, Reg the Zombie, Captain Carrot, Angua von Überwald and a bunch of my friends to like my post, and that will show that I have a lot of friends but not that my question is interesting at all.

    Where did I go wrong?
     
  41. merquiades

    merquiades Senior Member

    France
    USA Northeast
    I agree with you Valeria.
     

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