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New reaction button suggestions

Adrian_Scope
Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,174

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There's been a lot of discussion over the years about renaming some of the 'reaction' buttons we use on the community. 

If you want to react to a post at the moment, you have three options: 'Insightful', 'Like', and 'Awesome'.

If you could start from scratch, what reactions would you like to have available to you?
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  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 999 Pioneering
    1. Agree

    2. Thanks

    3. Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,174

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    Your third response made me wish there was a laughing reaction @Cress.
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,772 Disability Gamechanger
    If there was a negative reaction I would personally stop posting as much. I’m fine with someone disagreeing and explaining why but I don’t like people being able to judge what I have to say without explanation.

    I don’t think people should be discouraged from posting what they really think, as long as it’s not offensive. The posts I personally enjoy reading the most are the ones that ruffle a few feathers. It’s easy to get likes on the internet…you just post what people want to hear…it is the posts that break that temptation that are often most interesting or helpful and we don’t want to lose those.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,632 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks
    helpful

    To be honest I'd stick at two

    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 1,994 Pioneering
    Personally I’d rather not have any. That way people can just interact by discussion. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,720 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks and i dont' think there needs to be anything else.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,332 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks would be nice I agree

    If everything's coming up roses it's time to call in a gardener

  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,797 Disability Gamechanger
    Given the choice then “Like” and nothing else.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,025 Disability Gamechanger
    I would ask what value these buttons add to the community? I'm somewhere between Mark & Mike.
    I use the 'Like' button to encourage new members, & I see none of us so far have commented on the 'Awesome' button, which just seems to be an '& I like your post even more' option.
    I do appreciate if a member I know, or a member of the Scope team, 'likes' one of my posts, as this gives some validation that I've hopefully been helpful/they agree, & such 'likes' matter to me considerably more than a new member doing so.
    Personally, not too keen on the idea of a 'thanks' button, as it means more to me if someone says, 'Thank you, that advice/information was helpful,' & they may then also ask subsequent questions, or enter into further dialogue; an opportunity I feel shouldn't be missed.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,821 Disability Gamechanger
    Like and helpful 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,632 Disability Gamechanger
    I must admit i'm in favour of a "thanks" button as i've seen it used to good effect on a number of forums over the years.

    It can be used in two ways, one by the person who started the thread/asked the question as a way of thanking those who take the time to answer/give advice, or by others who might think yes thats what I would have said and i'm thanking them for saving me the time repeating advice already given.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,797 Disability Gamechanger
    The reality is that if you pick a few random threads and trawl through you tend to find that buttons other than the Like tend to be used sarcastically or passively aggressively. Some members use Awesome instead of Like which doesn’t really serve much purpose. After 5+ years here I see no reason to assume a Thanks button would not be similarly misused. 
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,698 Disability Gamechanger
    1 thanks 

    2 helpful

    3 unhelpful

    I think that's what is needed doesn't seem so rude to have a unhelpful button if the information didn't help 

  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 1,994 Pioneering
    I don’t think a unhelpful button is a one that should be implemented. 
  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 999 Pioneering

    Nah, me neither...
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    When one piece of information doesn't help one person, it might help the next. I can't see any advantages of having an 'unhelpful' button.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,797 Disability Gamechanger
    Putting aside how unhelpful any negative buttons would be there are simpler considerations which ought to be in play here. 

    1 - the general formatting buttons for a post are too small. 
    2 - the Flag, Quote, Like etc. buttons are even smaller. 

    A fairly basic accessibility fail which is massively disappointing when allied to the many other equally basic areas the relaunch has fallen short in i.e. interactions with dark mode; being unable to mark all discussions as read and being unable to get basic functions to work and stick such as making my account not private.

    I would much rather the basic functionality of the site were competently sorted before we have esoteric discussion about what sort of lazy passive aggressive buttons we'd like to employ. 

    It is ridiculous the option to Flag a post is so tiny but equally I have yet to learn the precise benefit of having a Like button etc. 
  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 999 Pioneering

    A like button or some sort of button to show appreciation is I think beneficial.
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Flag, Quote, Like and Thanks

    You can't click multiple reactions so it would make sense to have 1 or 2 rather than 3 or more.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,797 Disability Gamechanger
    Cress said:

    A like button or some sort of button to show appreciation is I think beneficial.
    Beneficial to whom? 

    You don't see anyone thanking people for liking their posts so the poster who gets the likes most often really doesn't care. 

    If it's that beneficial to the mental health of the person doing the liking then why not just type a quick thank you note? 

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