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Option to disable thanks feature

  1. #1
    Kuntzschutz African Astronaut
    Thatd be nice. I think other sites experimented with this
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  2. #2
    To what end?
  3. #3
    lockedin Houston
    This post has been edited by a bot I made to preserve my privacy.
  4. #4
    usually requested by thanks-conscious people with low thanks count and/or thanks-to-post and thanks-to-thanked ratio.
  5. #5
    Kuntzschutz African Astronaut
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny usually requested by thanks-conscious people with low thanks count and/or thanks-to-post and thanks-to-thanked ratio.

    Well, most of the thanks are for 'lulzy' shit with no real content.

    Thats why pedophiles have way more thanks than me for example.

    Its kinda stupid to not be able to opt out of it.

    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson To what end?

    ^
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  6. #6
    Originally posted by Kuntzschutz Thats why pedophiles have way more thanks than me for example.

    sounds like your just butt hurt pedos are more valuable poster than you.
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  7. #7
    Still not sure how disabling the feature will change anything for the positive.
  8. #8
    Kuntzschutz African Astronaut
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny sounds like your just butt hurt pedos are more valuable poster than you.

    Im quite content actually

    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson Still not sure how disabling the feature will change anything for the positive.

    Facebook's reasoning for removing likes is to emphasize the quality of content users share and take away the popularity aspect
    https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-hiding-like-count-test-rollout-australia-this-week-instagram-2019-9


    Of course, governments want a circle jerk of ego stroking. Totse had real content, a like feature decreases the amount of quality content.

    Zok back on zoklet added an option for individual users to opt out of it if i recall correctly
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  9. #9
    Originally posted by Kuntzschutz Im quite content actually

    then why would you want to op out of something negligible.
  10. #10
    Kuntzschutz African Astronaut
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny then why would you want to op out of something negligible.

    To improve the sites content. Make it less of a circle jerk.

    I search my user names posts sometimes cause im not always around computers sometimes for days or weeks, which makes sense if you want to see replies.

    The thanked posts thing is distracting. Im not hating on the people who have thanked some of my posts but it is often mind boggling the posts i get thanked for versus the ones i thought had better quality that i got no thanks for.

    If someone wants a lot of thanks its easy enough, just be a class clown. Humor gets more thanks than anything else.
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  11. #11
    Lanny Hard in da champaignet
    Yeah, I mean I've always thought popularity contest features are kinda gay (I say that, although I still use it). When we didn't have it, it was like the most requested feature over like PMs as I recall, so clearly people like it. Don't think I'll ever get rid of it, but I'm not opposed to having a user setting to hide the button display of thanks, shouldn't be any kind of perf hit (it would save a tiny bit of bandwidth and maybe some DB operations depending on the implementation).

    Pull requests welcome, or you could probably implement it in a user script in like 10 minutes.
  12. #12
    Originally posted by Kuntzschutz To improve the sites content. Make it less of a circle jerk.

    if its an option rather than a mandatory thing people who prefer to engage in circle jerks will still engage in circle jerks.

    aint gonna change a thing.
  13. #13
    Lanny Hard in da champaignet
    Also as a 1-liner user stylesheet:


    .thanker-block, .thank-action { display: none; }


    would do what you want.

    But yes, benny is right, having an option to hide it might cut out some visual noise but it's not going to change the behavior of anyone who's using the feature.
  14. #14
    we want the truth.
  15. #15
    Originally posted by Lanny But yes, benny is right, having an option to hide it might cut out some visual noise but it's not going to change the behavior of anyone who's using the feature.

    1 - not benny

    but its also a flawed thinking assuming the main motivator of users in these side of the internet is thanks count.

    i dont know of anyone whose motivation to post here is to earn thanks.

    except octavian.
  16. #16
    Kuntzschutz African Astronaut
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny aint gonna change a thing.

    Itll at least be less distracting if nobody could thank my posts anymore. Just using myself as an example, other people may find that useful.

    So it would change things somewhat depending on who used it and how many people disabled the feature.

    Edit; ahh, or an option to freeze the thank feature so people can still read the thanked posts. Id free mine if it got to 420
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  17. #17
    "Facebook's reasoning for removing likes is to emphasize the quality of content users share and take away the popularity aspect"

    Why? and why can't both be active? Can facebook not multitask? I can appreciate the quality of something AND also note it's popularity.

    Anyway this is NIS...there is no "quality content" so the flawed reasoning is moot.
  18. #18
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny if its an option rather than a mandatory thing people who prefer to engage in circle jerks will still engage in circle jerks.

    aint gonna change a thing.

    I'd engage in this Jerking of circles whether there was a thank button or not...it's really dumb logic to think simply because a thank feature was removed we'd all suddenly start posting our well thought out thoughts on world events, science and economic tips and tricks.

    Grandpa's would still be getting butt fucked and nigs would still be nogging.
  19. #19
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson I'd engage in this Jerking of circles whether there was a thank button or not…it's really dumb logic to think simply because a thank feature was removed we'd all suddenly start posting our well thought out thoughts on world events, science and economic tips and tricks.

    Grandpa's would still be getting butt fucked and nigs would still be nogging.

    its only use is to harrass people.
  20. #20
    Kuntzschutz African Astronaut
    People suspect DHers to be sent by the government to disrupt intellectual discussion in potentially or what was originally an anti-government internet community.

    Naturally theyd be the biggest opponents of an option to disable thanks. They want a circle-jerk of drooling and giggling materialists because theyre shooting blanks and they want us to also.
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