Changes to the post ratings/reactions system (1 Viewer)

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So unbeknownst to all of you, in the background of this site the 'reactions' addon we've been using for rating posts has been causing all kinds of problems (bugs, errors, etc) so I've finally said enough and got rid of it. I've replaced it with the 'content ratings' addon by xon. We're using a bunch of their other addons without issues so I'm not expecting any major bugs from this one.

Unfortunately there does not exist an importer (yet), so I've had to drop all the ratings (except for regular 'likes') that were clicked on between January 2018 and December 2018. Any post you rated before January 2018 should still show up properly due to an importer existing for that ancient addon we were using way back when.

EDIT: okay so pretty much immediately after posting this i realized the importer did not work correctly and broke a bunch of shit. i've said fuck it and we're starting all ratings over again from scratch. sorry, but i just don't have time to diagnose the issue. so ALL ratings that were not 'like' are now gone, and we're starting over.

Overall, I don't think this will be a HUGE deal, but if you're noticing some of your ratings missing, this is likely why. I apologize, but frankly, there wasn't really any other alternative other than making this sacrifice. The good news is that rating posts should be much easier now on mobile devices and accidentally rating someone's post in a way you didn't intend to shouldn't happen nearly as often.

Of course, if you have any suggestions for the rating system, please let me know, I'm always open to new ideas.
 
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I also forgot to mention that I added two new ratings, 'angry' and 'love' so feel free to play with those and let me know what you think.
 

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@Matt Derrick A bunch of mine from after this whole overhaul dissapeared. Maybe people just rescinded them idk,just letting you know for awareness in case there is an issue. Thanks for everything you do, Matt
 
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@Matt Derrick A bunch of mine from after this whole overhaul dissapeared. Maybe people just rescinded them idk,just letting you know for awareness in case there is an issue. Thanks for everything you do, Matt
yeah, a lot of ratings were lost due to the upgrade as stated here:

okay so pretty much immediately after posting this i realized the importer did not work correctly and broke a bunch of shit. i've said fuck it and we're starting all ratings over again from scratch. sorry, but i just don't have time to diagnose the issue. so ALL ratings that were not 'like' are now gone, and we're starting over.
so it's likely your ratings disappeared because of that. if it's any consolation it happened to everyone, not just yourself.
 

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Hi! One reaction I've been missing is a "sad" reaction...Sometimes people say sad things and I want to show support but there's not an appropriate reaction. Also, just from a new user perspective, the reactions don't show what they mean until after you've clicked them. Some of the icons aren't self-explanatory with how they look, so I'm afraid to press them for fear of giving an unintended reaction. Is there any way for it to state the intended reaction before you press it?
 
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Hi! One reaction I've been missing is a "sad" reaction...Sometimes people say sad things and I want to show support but there's not an appropriate reaction. Also, just from a new user perspective, the reactions don't show what they mean until after you've clicked them. Some of the icons aren't self-explanatory with how they look, so I'm afraid to press them for fear of giving an unintended reaction. Is there any way for it to state the intended reaction before you press it?
i assume you're on a mobile device? holding the mouse over the reaction will show a tooltip, but i don't think it does that for mobile devices (obviously, no mouse). i'm waiting for a new reactions addon to be developed that will hopefully solve most of these problems. i'll definitely add your suggestions to my to do list though, thank you for the input!
 

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