Question & Possible Suggestion - Do the likes actually do anything?

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  1. Funtodoimpossible
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    Other then as a way of helping to earn status points, do the like actually do anything right now? Or are you planning for them to do something in the future?

    If not, have you thought of finding some way to use them to generate a list of individualized recommended threads for the users?

    If you know what a person likes based on the content of individual users, posts and threads, you should be able to present to them with a list of active threads that they may find interesting. These threads may be in forums they currently visit or if they aren't it provides a reason for them go visit and read threads that they may not otherwise look at.

    (The other side to this, is it would also enable you to further and more accurately target the advertising to the individual. It's a necessary evil :) )
     
  2. jbcarioca
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    There are lots of ways to get value from them, to be sure, and I will speculate that milepoint will do things like that in a couple of months as the place matures and people start having a higher proportion of non-startup content.

    I do want to hear the official answers to your question.
     
  3. kwai
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    But at a certain level you no longer are plagued by the ads.
     
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  4. Gargoyle
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    they're probably feeding the most liked into the algorithm for selecting trending topics (I know most viewed impacts that) or perhaps it will be used for other sorting and display options.
     
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  5. Punki
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    Likes make me very happy, so go ahead and like me. ;)
     
  6. Cholula
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    I printed out my Likes and brought them to Von's today where I got a 25% discount on my grocery bill.

    So they ARE worth more than just Status Points! :)
     
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  7. Gargoyle
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    Every time I get 500 likes I trade them to Cholula for 5000 SkyMiles.
     
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    Why didn't you wait until Thursday - Double Points day? Coulda got 50%.
     
  9. Gargoyle
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    I didn't realize that, I'll trade them to Cholula on Thursdays, 500 likes for 10000 Skymiles. Thanks!!!!
     
  10. ACEDAD
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    Let me use this opportunity to again enter my request for "Like" to be changed to "Upgrade". I've seen this software used for other boards and know that it can be done.
     
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  11. miles and smiles
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    According to the tweet I just received from Al Gore's Ithm, when the number of likes equals 42,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (that's 42 zeroes for those who are too lazy to count) something very, very, very, very, very, very special will happen for everyone on MilePoint. and according to my calculations we will reach that # of likes at the exact same moment that the Mayan Calendar ends. Coincidence? I doubt it. [​IMG]
     
  12. cr34102
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    I haven't crossed paths lately, but that JAL guy may be closing in...
     
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    Good God! Just because we Like you doesn't mean you're a higher class guy! Pffft ... could be a black mark!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Just trying to stay with the theme!!
     
  15. cr34102
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    sorry - my attempt at humor failed. I was just kidding.:oops:
     
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  16. ACEDAD
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    No apologies needed. I didn't feel insulted at all! I'm married; you'd have to do WAAY worse!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, good deal these days, I suppose...
    particularly now that the Cholula hot sause has kinda' dried up huh? ;)
     
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    Darn, forgot about that!! [​IMG]
     
  19. Punki
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    Oh dear, must be some serious senility setting in to forget the really important stuff like Double Points Days. That's even worse that forgetting my birthday.
     
  20. Gargoyle
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    Are you referring to the sauce or to the hot saucy man?
    I know the man is dried up, but the sauce has a very long shelf life.
     
  21. cr34102
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    I printed my Likes and made an origami sculpture centerpiece for our cocktail table.

    next ..... coasters
     
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    I printed mine and shredded them - now looking to make a puzzle out of the shredding! [​IMG]
     
  23. doc
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    Alas, the sauce itself.. which is quite good..
    Cholula had been so kind as to provide it often..
    Now I have to go shopping..& buy it! ;)
    BTW, the man, from what lil I know is also quite fine! :)
     
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    This post, especially the conclusions therein, is powered by the Infinite Improbability Drive.:D
     
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  25. miles and smiles
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    So, you're saying that it is improbable that I drive an Infiniti? :p
     
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