Should we have a "thank" button?

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Should we have a "thank" button?

Postby daniel2304 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:36 pm

Hi all,
I just wonder should we ask admin and mods to create a "thank" button so we can use it to say thank to the person who give the information or answer our questions? Like in my thread, I want to say thank you but I feel like it will make the thread longer than necessary.

What do you think? Not that I'm lazy to post a thank you post, but it can create many short posts in between and it will be hard to follow up.
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Postby lobbythis » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:41 pm

About half the forums I'm on have them and half don't. I like them.

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Postby whit » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:40 pm

I think it can be fun; an added feature that turns into a popularity contest usually.

But the cost of it will probably be more than the owners are willing to pay when taking into consideration p&l

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Postby kdm31091 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:55 am

I think it would be nice. It can show some "applause" for a particularly well thought out or useful post.

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Postby takeshi » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:26 am

You can ask but the forum software has to support the feature.

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Postby Crashburn » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:19 pm

I'd like that. Had it on another forum and it was a neat functionality. Like 'likes' on Facebook.

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Postby CreditCardGuru » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:36 am

Hi all,

Just wanted to chime in to say we've got a forum redesign on the way.

More details here:

We've made note of the request for a thank/upvote feature and are exploring whether the new forum software we'll be using allows for it.
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:45 am

There would be good and bad in it. It could potentially help to point out good, recent posts.

Some of my opinions have changed somewhat since I joined this website (only slightly, and mostly surrounding the value/hassle tradeoff of travel points and the number of cards I can handle). A lot of the community's advice that was once good is no longer valid due to changes in card programs. If a heavily praised post becomes outdated and inaccurate, does that praise mislead future readers?

Should there also be a downvote system? Bad advice can hurt more than good advice can help, and I've seen some really awful advice here. I've been guilty of a few "if I was a creditor..." comments, as well as one time I talked out of my *$$ thinking I understood what constituted malpractice on the part of a lawyer. I'm sure there have been other things.*** Mostly I've tried to point out the limits of my knowledge.

One very elaborate solution would be some sort of "Admire" system, where you can see who is thanking whom. If one person I admire thanks another person I admire for a particular post, then that absolutely matters to me. If one person I don't admire thanks another person I don't admire for advice, then I wouldn't put the same value on that.

***There was also a time I posted without realizing how complex state CC surcharge rules could be. Still, my average is pretty good.
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Postby popamode72 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:34 pm

Well MyFico has that whole kudo facebook like system in place and there's another forum I go to that has several different ratings you can give posts. On Reddit, you get upvotes depending on whether people like your posts or not or downvotes. Maybe that sort of system can work.

The thank you/admire system could also work in the context for the site. Good question.
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Postby JamesMS » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:45 pm

I think it would be a good idea.
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