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It's funny — I was looking at my post from last night about several cases of COVID-19 popping up at my son's daycare and saw that it had received quite a few reactions, all of which were the new Shocked emoji. Because it received at least five reactions, there's now a little banner with heart on it that says, "This is a popular post," when you hover your mouse cursor over it.

 

Now, normally I associate something that's popular with something people like. However, I don't think that people like the fact that teachers and children have tested positive for COVID-19. I also don't think they like the possibility that my 4 year-old son may have been exposed to this dreaded disease. But because it received enough reactions, that's what the forum software says is happening.

 

I'm not saying that we need to change this. I just find the semantics regarding likes on the Internet funny. That's all.

 

Also, you people are monsters.

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1 hour ago, JFo said:

Now, normally I associate something that's popular with something people like. However, I don't think that people like the fact that teachers and children have tested positive for COVID-19. I also don't think they like the possibility that my 4 year-old son may have been exposed to this dreaded disease. But because it received enough reactions, that's what the forum software says is happening.

 

No joke, I actually questioned on what to do with that reaction when setting up the new system. Reactions can give points or they can remain neutral. The positive reaction give 1 point and the negative ones are 0. For "stunned" I saw it either used in a positive or negative way so I left it as +1.

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I'm confused by that 'Reaction Givers' list.

 

Paticularly speaking, Curtis, Amex and Izzy stats/rankings/'Last post date' do not seem compute.

 

How? Like did Curtis spam reactions until 2016? I don't feel like we've even had reactions that long. Have we? 

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43 minutes ago, JTello said:

I'm confused by that 'Reaction Givers' list.

 

Paticularly speaking, Curtis, Amex and Izzy stats/rankings/'Last post date' do not seem compute.

 

How? Like did Curtis spam reactions until 2016? I don't feel like we've even had reactions that long. Have we? 

 

The early reaction system was different in that (if I remember correctly) it was simply an up arrow in the bottom right corner. Almost no one used it.. except for the football guys in that one thread. They used it a lot. It wasn't until the system changed to more of a "Like" system that everyone else gravitated to using it. 

 

Those guys are also why we have the custom "real face" emojis.

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So, maybe I'm slow, but I just realized that the "excellent" reaction is more Montgomery Burns and less Bill and Ted.

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12 minutes ago, rustyjaw said:

So, maybe I'm slow, but I just realized that the "excellent" reaction is more Montgomery Burns and less Bill and Ted.

 

 

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16 hours ago, Starhawk said:

 

The early reaction system was different in that (if I remember correctly) it was simply an up arrow in the bottom right corner. Almost no one used it.. except for the football guys in that one thread. They used it a lot. It wasn't until the system changed to more of a "Like" system that everyone else gravitated to using it. 

 

Those guys are also why we have the custom "real face" emojis.

 

Ahhh, I legit totally forgot the football section.  Universe, within a universe, within a universe. 🙂

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On 5/18/2020 at 12:29 PM, Starhawk said:

I've always liked the reaction system so I can simply say “I saw you posted and here’s what I think about it“ without having to make a reply, which probably didn't warrant a reply anyway.

 

The data shows that's the case in this ranked list of Reaction Givers:

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🏆to @Magness

 

 

Since there's been any type of reaction system in the forum, we've reacted to posts 25,725 times.

 

Here's a breakdown of which reactions were used most going back to 2018:

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And when you filter out "Like" to see the rest:

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These are sort of the default ones in the Invision system, but slightly modified. But those choices are limited, and while "Like" will still be the default and the one that's used the most, it's lacking nuance and there's some fun we can have with this.

 

So here's an attempt to flesh that out, big time.  :cerny:

 

The original idea was Smilies, but in testing, the icons end up small enough where they blend in during actual use and look too similar, so I added these alternate non-smilie versions.

 

The alt-icons are the ones that will be used, but here are the originals for posterity.

 

Reaction
Icon
Non-Smilie icon
Notes
Haha
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Will replace the current “Haha"
Amazing
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Excellent
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Interesting
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Thanks
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Alarmed/Shocked
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Sad
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Will replace the current “Sad"
Annoyed
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Will replace the current “WTF"
Bravo
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Will replace the current “Epic Post"

 

None of this is set in stone, and this might even be a few too many, but fuck it, let's give it shot and see how we do. What's missing?

 

I think the beer icon, should be "Cheers!" right? it seems weird for it to say "thanks"

 

 

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On 6/1/2020 at 4:53 PM, AlbertA said:

 

I think the beer icon, should be "Cheers!" right? it seems weird for it to say "thanks"

 

 

 

Let's do that.

 

The reason it was like that in the first place was the reaction was always to be "Thanks" with the smilie, and then later trying to shoehorn a non-smilie icon into that Reaction.

 

"Cheers" fits the icon better and is still in the same spirit. 

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One month in...

 

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With Like removed:

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With Haha removed:

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That's a purty good spread.

 

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21 minutes ago, Starhawk said:

That's a purty good spread.

 

 

We need a TWSS emoticon. 

 

 

Carlos.

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4 hours ago, Carlucci said:

 

We need a TWSS emoticon. 

 

 

the office GIF

 

 

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