Use of "like" feature as feedback loop for Front Page Posts?


#24

Wait, what am I doing?


#25

^that.

Anecdotally, tonight I noticed that there’s a couple of threads where you and some others seem to have adopted/continued to “like” bb editors for just posting things to the FP, and I’m curious whether there are any interesting trends in the data, now that it’s some year later after the bbs started.


#26

there’s a couple of threads where you and some others seem to have adopted/continued to “like” bb editors for just posting things to the FP

I can’t speak for others, but I only click “like” on articles I like. It has nothing to do with who posts it or where it’s located or whateverz. Is it wrong? Because if it’s not right, I don’t want to be right. :smiley:


#27

sure, sure. I infer that you’re clicking like there because you (and others) are glad the topic got posted. since there’s no mechanic to “like” any given FPP, there’s this guerrilla mechanism of liking the autopost that gets generated in the BBS.

I’m not judging whether it’s wrong or right (although Jeff stated upthread that he’s not a fan of it), I’m just curious as to whether there’s any interesting patterns in the data. Have more people discovered this mechanism? Are there certain common themes in the types of FPPs that get likes? That sort of thing.


#28

I’m not judging whether it’s wrong or right (although Jeff stated upthread that he’s not a fan of it), I’m just curious as to whether there’s any interesting patterns in the data. Have more people discovered this mechanism? Are there certain common themes in the types of FPPs that get likes? That sort of thing.

I doesn’t look to me like it gets used very often so I think the stats would be a fairly weak barometer of interest, etc. But I would be curious to see anomalies and such. I think if they put the heart button on the main page, it’d be far more visible and useful, perhaps.


#29

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