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Feedback Request Post Reactions

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by MrDeranged, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. MrDeranged

    MrDeranged He Who Rules Staff Member

    We currently have a total of 23 Post Reactions broken down into groups that only certain members can use:
    • Standard Account (everyone can use)
      • Like
      • Dislike
      • Agree
      • Disagree
      • Informative
      • Funny
      • Helpful
    • Active Account (Active members, Arachnosupporter members, & Arachnosupporter Plus members can use)
      • Love
      • Optimistic
      • Useful
      • Creative
      • award
      • Lollipop
    • Arachnosupporter Account (Arachnosupporter members & Arachnosupporter Plus members can use)
      • Winner
      • Meh
      • Coffee
      • Cake
    • Arachnosupporter Plus Account (Arachnosupporter Plus members can use)
      • Beer
      • Cookie
      • Popcorn
      • Facepalm
    Which ones "do you/do you not" actually consider "reactions"? Which would you get rid of and why? What reactions would you like to see added?

    Looking forward to your feedback.

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2019
  2. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnoprince Active Member

    I think all of the existing ones are good. One I would like to see added would be a sort of "Thank You" reaction for if someone helps you. Not sure if it would be redundant because of the "Helpful" and "Informative" reactions, but its just a thought.

    Thanks for all you do @MrDeranged,

    • Agree Agree x 7
    • Like Like x 2
  3. 'Thank you' would be nice. So would a "are you kidding me" reaction. (Or perhaps a "you beat out 20 million other sperm to get here?" reaction).

    Truly, thank you is a good reaction -- be nice if it was available for most people.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 29, 2019
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Agree, and it sure beats a Lollipop. Speaking of which, ambiguous reaction/responses, especially those which can be misconstrued -was that an honest reaction, sarcastic, ironic, back handed compliment, cheap shot, or or or can go away. With all the trolling and utter garbage blasting around the net constantly, it would do no harm for quality sites like AB to focus on the positive, constructive and/or beneficial, clearly and concisely.
    Without falling into the overly pedantic and authoritarian antisocial, follow the basic rules that wikipedia maintains. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Policies_and_guidelines
    And also, this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Etiquette
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. ThatsUnpossible

    ThatsUnpossible Arachnosquire Active Member

    Agree, I’ve never used the lollipop ‘cos I don’t know if it’s meant to sarcastic or not. Is it a reward for someone who’s good or is it to placate a kid having a tantrum?

    I would also like a thank you button and maybe a Sorry.
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  6. donniedark0

    donniedark0 chiLLLen Arachnosupporter

    I would love to see a “wow” or “shocked” type of reaction. Something with exclamation to react to a post.

    also a “thank you” reaction would be cool.
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  7. So my votes are for a 'thank you' and 'wow/shocked' reaction(s) being added. :cool:

    Actually, we probably also need an 'angered' reaction. Cuz some of the stuff posted on here... grrr.... well, there needs to be a reaction so we don't have to write it out why we're angry with poster. :yuck:

    How else will people learn? :p
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019
    • Like Like x 1
  8. donniedark0

    donniedark0 chiLLLen Arachnosupporter

    I tend to use the ‘disagree’ button for those times
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  9. Sometimes you see a thread with so much wrong in it, you wish you hadn't read it. And then as more details and pix are shared in the thread, the more I want to simply click a reaction and move on. Yannoe, not get dragged into the discussion yet still leave some small mark. I try to leave such threads for AB members with more patience than I have.
    So the ability to leave a small "angry" or "shock" reaction would just feel right. I guess those are just 'facepalm-if-you-have-it' situations...

    Guess sometimes a simple 'disagree' would feel so empty and unsatisfying.
    • Like Like x 2
  10. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    More Star Trek always gets my vote. Cardassian would be neat. No idea what it’d really be used for but it’d be cool.

    I think the current selection is good. Thank you would probably get used a lot.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. Vanessa

    Vanessa Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    I'm another one who votes for a 'Thank You' emoji. Also, I am another member who steers clear of lollipop and cake, because I am just not sure of their meaning. If I have to explain why I'm using an emoji, I don't use it.
    What about the popcorn one, I don't see that in the lists above? Also, the sad emoji needs to fit in with the others and shouldn't have the white border. Sorry, I'm a bit ocd about things like that.
    • Like Like x 1
  12. MrDeranged

    MrDeranged He Who Rules Staff Member

    Popcorn has been added into the list in the original post. All of the "reactions" will be getting an upgrade when the forum does ;)
    • Like Like x 2
  13. MintyWood826

    MintyWood826 Arachnobaron Active Member

    A lot of the food ones confuse me and I don't really see why there are both 'helpful' and 'useful'.

    It would be nice to have a 'lucky' rating, for when someone has something lucky happen to them and you want to congratulate them, or for when you're feeling envious of someone.
  14. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas

    All of the current reactions are fine. They're just arbitrary and don't mean a great deal in reality.
  15. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    * Significant! (Of significant interest - very interesting)
    * Food for thought
    * Discuss this!
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
  16. I like the food ones when I want to react but am not sure how to actually react. Piece of cake, on to next thread. :)

    Now popcorn -- that's saved for threads I think might go a bit weird or crazy and I know I want a front row seat to watch the mayhem (er, before the mods have to step in and save us from ourselves -- lol) ;)
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    But then we should also have a barf bag for the people in the back row who stay close to the bathroom.
    • Cake Cake x 1
  18. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Another we REALLY could use: Good Luck!
    • Funny Funny x 1
  19. I prefer a "good luck 'cuz you're gonna need it" one.
  20. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnobaron Active Member

    Id like an "eyes" emote
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