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bjammin
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Delay in like button being active

Post by bjammin » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:51 am

Hi
I have recently received over 20 likes on my images but know these won't equate to paid views. It would be good to have a delay built into the like button to help with this. If the like button could be ghosted until the 5 second view window had passed then this could stop people flying through just liking each image. Likes whilst sometimes nice or receive are "free" on clickasnap. I'd much prefer less "likes" but more paid views. :D

Thanks

tomoswald
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Re: Delay in like button being active

Post by tomoswald » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:36 am

Thanks, we'll certainly look into it when we have the spare time

bjammin
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Re: Delay in like button being active

Post by bjammin » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:59 am

Thanks Tom

dabhand16
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Re: Delay in like button being active

Post by dabhand16 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:18 am

bjammin wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:51 am
Hi
I have recently received over 20 likes on my images but know these won't equate to paid views. It would be good to have a delay built into the like button to help with this. If the like button could be ghosted until the 5 second view window had passed then this could stop people flying through just liking each image. Likes whilst sometimes nice or receive are "free" on clickasnap. I'd much prefer less "likes" but more paid views. :D

Thanks
I think that this will just result in fewer likes. In this age 5 seconds is a lifetime.

tomoswald
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Re: Delay in like button being active

Post by tomoswald » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:27 pm

I'm inclined to agree, these aren't people who are interested in your photos, just getting you to look at theirs. Better off just reporting them and we'll ban them

belzybob
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Re: Delay in like button being active

Post by belzybob » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:02 pm

I've never liked likes, it's commonly a shallow and ingenuous activity. If you like something it's worth a proper look and a comment, but even I get drawn into clicking the stupid button.

EDIT Almost forgot to say that any site with a 'like' button should have an 'unlike' for balance. Of course that raises the issues about identification of likes and unlikes.

tomoswald
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Re: Delay in like button being active

Post by tomoswald » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:53 pm

I'm thinking about introducing a star system tbh

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Re: Delay in like button being active

Post by dabhand16 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:41 pm

tomoswald wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:53 pm
I'm thinking about introducing a star system tbh
That's interesting. On the face of it, it is a measure of how well regarded an image is. BUT open to abuse.

Maybe a star/rating could be awarded by the system depending on the number of likes? Still open to abuse I guess.

tomoswald
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Re: Delay in like button being active

Post by tomoswald » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:27 pm

Truth is, anything with human intervention is open to abuse

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Re: Delay in like button being active

Post by dabhand16 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:43 am

tomoswald wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Truth is, anything with human intervention is open to abuse
Ain't that the truth!!

:lol:

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