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Garibaldi and friends are no longer with us

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Site News' started by The Mod Squad, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. OTF

    OTF Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: same ocean as you
    Arbitrary trophy points were useless, but I really like the ability to "like" posts and the "like" counter under everyone's name. It's nice even though it's not as powerful here as it is within a facebook or reddit style algorithm. I try to keep my like count above my post count, and at least personally that encourages me to make quality posts or at least keep my s***posts funny.

    I'm not sure what's possible within the limits of this forum software, but it would be cool to emphasize the most-appreciated posts more. Maybe a color to highlight posts that get 5+ likes or something?

    And... dare I ask... a dislike button? Useful for signaling crappy posts without getting dragged into an argument. Totally different system, but I wonder if Facebook would have fewer problems if they allowed single-click negative responses to content.
  2. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    The closest thing to a populist revolt on ScubaBoard that I can remember is when Likes weren't transferred between a couple of previous software upgrades. I wasn't a staff member at the time but it appears that complaints were heard loud and clear. The Likes were transferred through some software magic in a few days. I would venture that the oversite won't be repeated.

    Unfortunately the current software that ScubaBoard runs on doesn't support more than the simple Like system you see. The possibility of enhancements definitely exists in future upgrades. The software developers pay attention to social media. Please consider your comments noted.
    Sam Miller III and OTF like this.
  3. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    My first couple hundred posts predate the like count. Then I took a few years off diving and Scubaboard. Since I came back and got my first like I've been chasing the magic 1:1 post to like ratio :)
    chillyinCanada, Zef and OTF like this.
  4. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Queensland Australia
    I remember the old ScubaBoard [had another user name, took a few years off this site], I quite like the new one, most people posting on here now are more polite, the egos have not changed.
    Such fun.
  5. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    I still see a "like" count on my profile. Did that show up on every post on the desktop version before? I only ever access the site from my phone, so I'm trying to figure out what I'm missing.
  6. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    The only change is the Trophy count is gone. No change to the Post or Like count.
    Esprise Me likes this.
  7. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel while the cruise ships are gone
    Turn your phone sideways and you should be able to see what you are missing.
    lowwall, Akimbo and Esprise Me like this.
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    Lol, how on earth did you ever stumble upon a video like this? Bwahahaaaa
  9. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    Hey. I made it.

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