Forums - Website Topics - "Like" Notifications - Part 2

Are you in favor of having notifications identify the user that liked your post?

Yes? 16 57.14%
 
No? 11 39.29%
 
We have a "like" feature??? 1 3.57%
 
Total:28

After I ran the previous thread informing you all about the "like" notifications - I, of course, opened myself to getting "like spammed". I deserved it and expected no less... 

...anyway - as I was getting pounded with notifications, I decided to make another small adjustment to the notifications themselves:

Note the subtle change to the "like" notifications.

This has NOT been turned on for everyone at the moment - only myself, as I wanted to test a few things out first. So the question (per the poll) to you all is, would you like to see this activated for the general community?

Let me make sure to put one thing up front: I will absolutely NOT be making "like lists" public. We had this debate at the outset, when this functionality was first introduced, and I was in agreement with everyone that listing who "liked" what on any given post, was not something we wanted to do...    ...so, with that said, this functionality would limit the publication of who "liked" what, to the person whose post they actually liked (I can see who liked my posts, but I can NOT see who liked somebody else's posts). 

I'm also considering adding a setting to allow users to opt-out of having their name listed on a user's notification report. I guess it will depend on the backlash I receive for even suggesting this enhancement, in the first place...   



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I would enable the notifications again if I got to see who liked my posts. The way it was before made me turn them off right away, because it was pointless spam.



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RolStoppable said:
I would enable the notifications again if I got to see who liked my posts. The way it was before made me turn them off right away, because it was pointless spam.

Well, I don't agree with it being 100% pointless - I certainly think it's useful to know exactly when (and which post) I had written, was "liked" by someone. Without the notification, you would never know that ANY of your posts were ever liked, unless you happened to be re-reading an old post and looked at the "like" count...



I wouldn't mind knowing who liked a post I made if they wish to be known. If I'm liking someone's post I don't see why I should keep myself anonymous to them either. As long as users had the option to block their name from being seen by who they liked if they wish, I don't really see why the change should be a problem then.

One question would be is it retroactive or on a like by like basis? Will past likes automatically show your name or will your name remain hidden if you decide to select that option? If you choose to hide your name for now, but change the setting later so it shows up, will your old likes remain nameless?



I...like it.



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EricHiggin said:

One question would be is it retroactive...

It will be retroactive to about a few days ago, when I started storing the data - prior to that, no user information was being stored so those "likes" will forever remain anonymous...



I misunderstood the rollout of this feature and chose "no." I didn't realize that it would only show the like to the person whose post was liked. I can get behind that.



super_etecoon said:
I misunderstood the rollout of this feature and chose "no." I didn't realize that it would only show the like to the person whose post was liked. I can get behind that.

Yeah - I'm not going to open all likes to full public display. That's not the consensus this community agreed on, and I'm not on board with doing that. This enhancement will make likes public ONLY to the person whose post they liked...



TalonMan said:

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Please activate the feature for the general community. I am curious to see who liked my post in this thread.



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TalonMan said:
EricHiggin said:

One question would be is it retroactive...

It will be retroactive to about a few days ago, when I started storing the data - prior to that, no user information was being stored so those "likes" will forever remain anonymous...

Ok and so the second part of the question, if you turn it on and off multiple times in the future, all likes from a few days ago forward will also become visible or hidden along with your selection, or is each like going to be stored as hidden or visible depending on your setting at that specific point in time?