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Consider making likes more visible

By Christian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-03-25 09:36:51.581Z

When I like something myself, it's very visible thanks to the red heart.
But if somebody else likes my post, 99% of the time I don't realize it, since I don't get notified about it and it visually is pretty dimmed.
Perhaps once the notification system becomes revamped to work more like Facebook's (group notifications for the same thread together, better algorithms for detecting when a notification has been read, etc.), it would make sense to add like notifications.
and - perhaps more importantly - it would make sense to make other people's likes more visible. It's a nice way for people to give feedback, and it helps make the community become warmer towards each other IMO.

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  1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-03-25 14:45:25.119Z

    Good ideas — I've been thinking about adding Like notifications. I like the other things you mention — making the Likes more visually visible too. Maybe Like:s of one's own post could be bright red? (not not dark red, that'd be posts one has liked oneself). And the text "1 Like" could be .. maybe bold, and/or in a bit color.

    I'll need to add You-got-approved notifications for Approve-new-member communities, and I can look into adding Like notifications at the same time

    1. In reply tochrscheuer:
      KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-09-02 16:27:37.865Z

      In the upcoming version, one will get notified about the first Like of each new post by oneself.

      I'm thinking if you replied to person X, then, if X Likes your reply, that'd sort of always? be good to know about
      — because in a way, that Like is a reply to you?, just that it's very brief, and in the shape of a Like. ( & sort of ends that thread, unless the other person writes something too)

      1. Progress
        with doing this idea
      2. @KajMagnus marked this topic as Planned 2020-03-25 14:45:38.623Z.
      3. @KajMagnus marked this topic as Started 2020-09-02 16:27:48.096Z.
      4. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-09-18 07:46:41.776Z

        This now implemented: get notified about the first Like, and deployed to Prod (yesterday). So maybe you (Christian) and others will get some Like notifications now soon?