I can’t like anything anymore.....

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May 2019
3:01pm, 5 May 2019
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Cerrertonia
If only there was some kind of button I could press to show my amusement at McG's post above.
D2
May 2019
3:09pm, 5 May 2019
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D2
lol
May 2019
4:02pm, 5 May 2019
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Surrey Phil
I must confess to being a 'like button user.' I think the like buttons were there to stop repetitive subsequent posts or posts which just had +1.
May 2019
4:25pm, 5 May 2019
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jennywren
Too much like Facebook for my ... er... liking
May 2019
4:29pm, 5 May 2019
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Derby Tup
I liked liking. I’m not on FB; I don’t like it
May 2019
4:29pm, 5 May 2019
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Bazoaxe
The next thing you know we wont be able to give kudos on training ;-)
May 2019
5:16pm, 5 May 2019
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fetcheveryone
I like what you just said.
May 2019
5:17pm, 5 May 2019
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Homer
+1 ;-)
May 2019
5:34pm, 5 May 2019
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Eynsham Red
Not understanding these things too well, does removing the “like” function ease things more than the increased number of posts which “verbalise” a like of earlier posts?
May 2019
5:52pm, 5 May 2019
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fetcheveryone
The way things are set up, when you view any forum page, it would send a follow-up request to the server that said "tell me about the likes on this page". So purely in terms of the number of server requests, it was doubling the traffic. It's not as 'heavy' a request as viewing a page, but when coupled with the low usage, it felt like a good win to remove it.

To give you an idea of usage, our forum has accumulated 4.2 million posts (admittedly over a longer time than we've had 'likes' in place), but those posts have only accumulated 89,000 likes. Perhaps a better thing would be to look at the 1000 most recent threads. They've seen 123k posts, and less than 10k likes - the figure is approx 7.8% of posts have attracted a like. Therefore, I decided it wasn't widely used.

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Is it just me? There isn’t a like button in the forum posts anymore. 🙁

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