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

Matt Derrick

Semi-retired traveler
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
9,659
Location
Austin, TX
Website
youtube.com
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.
 
Last edited:
We sell all kinds of other stuff in our Etsy store!
OP
Matt Derrick

Matt Derrick

Semi-retired traveler
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
9,659
Location
Austin, TX
Website
youtube.com
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.
 
D

Deleted member 21367

I deleted myself
@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 Maybe people just rescinded them idk,just letting you know for awareness in case there is an issue.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
 
OP
Matt Derrick

Matt Derrick

Semi-retired traveler
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
9,659
Location
Austin, TX
Website
youtube.com
@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.
 

zielum

Pilgrim
Joined
Jun 15, 2018
Messages
26
Age
28
Location
Orlando, FL
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?
 
OP
Matt Derrick

Matt Derrick

Semi-retired traveler
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
9,659
Location
Austin, TX
Website
youtube.com
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!
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$70.75
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $70.75 of $75.00
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $70.75 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $70.75 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

Wheat2020 wrote on Matt Derrick's profile.
I'mma cut to the chase: You don't call me what I consider to be a slur or insult, and I won't call you names.
You say I should love myself and have more self-confidence. You've got it all wrong. I love myself plenty, and I know for a fact that I am capable of doing incredible things, both good and evil.
You say fake it till you make it. I'm too honest for that. Instead I will have faith in myself, and act accordingly.
These new rules for the train riding forum are ridiculous. I've been on here for 5 ish years.
MFB wrote on Older Than Dirt's profile.
Just wanted to say you look waaay better in your new avatar pic. ;) You clean up nice!
Bent123 wrote on iamwhatiam's profile.
I read your story last month about working in Alaska. I got a job in Naknek this summer. Definitely can get how it felt like jail. I fear it's really going to feel that way with this virus. We can't go into town. I'm not very happy about that since it will limit my exploring. Yet I really need the opportunity right now. Anymore advice is much appreciated.
Anyone been to Thailand or know anything about Thailand? Going in September and have absolutely no plans yet, open to suggestions!
Cincy, somehow is full of kids last year or so, like it.
Last week i took some trains i ain't rode in a while. Sparks->elko->green river->cheyenne->denver->amarillo->belen
I did some really important tweaking of the navigation menu on StP today. It should be significantly easier for mobile users to get around :)
Anyone in Chicago?!? Just rolled into town, next stop Minneapolis

Members online

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$70.75
Goal
$100.00

Forum Statistics

Threads
25,534
Messages
235,492
Members
9,386
Threads in last 24 hours
4
Messages in last 24 hours
57
Members in last 30 days
893
Latest member
ravzworld