I'd like to "Like" a whole thread


#1

So many great suggestions in the linked thread, I went through it liberally clicking the :heart: but it would be great to be able to “Like” at the thread level. Then having some sort of way to sort or search by most-liked threads. This would help forum readers find the most helpful threads quickly.

This is a little different than just looking at the total number of “Liked” posts in a thread, because some threads are very long and have circular discussions, and may have a lot of posts that get a lot of “Likes,” but the thread isn’t particularly helpful overall.

Maybe it could also be possible to “Dislike” a thread. That would be sort of nasty and personal at the post level, but potentially helpful at the thread level. It seems like there may always be a lot of “I’m Mad!” threads, and some people will like them and some will dislike them. Allowing both Likes and Dislikes of a thread would help keep that in balance, so the “I’m Mad!” threads won’t inevitably rise to be most-liked.

Continuing the discussion from Keeping un-refrigerated soylent cold:


#2

Love it… thread-level “thumbs up/down” type of voting would be extremely useful.


#3

It’s not quite the same, but I think it meets some of your needs - “star it”. Between the Soylent logo in the upper left and the thread title, there is a grey star - click the star and it changes to a red star.


#4

Yeah that’s handy and I do use the star feature, but it’s only for YOU. It doesn’t help anyone else to know if a particular thread is overall viewed by the community as helpful (or NOT!)

That’s where the thread-level liking/disliking would be great. So you don’t have to read through an entire big long thread to discover that it really wasn’t helpful at all.


#5

You can ‘star’ a thread (topic). This is the same as making it a favorite.


#6

What @vanclute said… the idea is to make a good thread easy for others to notice, not to set a personal bookmark.


#7

It makes sense, and seems to have a useful purpose too…I’m for it, but then again, I’m not the one who would have to code it.


#8

Or maybe have some threads earmarked as “quality discussions as voted on by the community”.