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2 March 2014
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The birthday greetings to forum members are being consolidated into The Birthday Topic! thread. Just wanted to let everyone know in case they get some PM's talking about posts being moved.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

fabfouremily said
Well, they're similar, but the way I see it the 'thanks' is to tell someone their post was useful to you, and the thumbs up would be to let someone know you're in agreement, that their post was funny, etc.

I agree the thumbs down is a bad idea, though. I can't really see any good it'll do.

Well then it's a good thing Joe never said he was going to put it in, isn't it. 

I thought Joe asked us about it and everyone was giving their opinions.

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Joe said 
Looks like you can't. Maybe there should be an Unthank button too, or clicking again removes the thanks. I'll see if I can request the option.

There's also a forum plugin that allows thumbs up/down ratings on posts. Would that be useful to people, or just extra clutter?


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I'm able to linkify certain keywords on the forum, so when they get mentioned they automatically point to articles in the main part of the site. I think sometimes the albums/songs/profiles get forgotten about, so this will give them a bit of promotion. Especially the solo sections for John and Paul - I've put quite a bit of work into then but haven't really worked out how best to let people know they're there.

Also, internal linking is very good for search engine optimisation (SEO), so it might help my Google ranking if people are looking for, say, Sgt Pepper. I'm only going to link to my features, not Amazon links or anything spammy.

I've tested it so far with album and song titles. Every time a title gets mentioned it'll hyperlink it, which may become a bit distracting if a conversation uses the same title again and again. We'll see. Also it gets confused when two names are similar, so "Let It Be Naked" just links the first bit (to the LIB album page).

If people don't absolutely hate it I'll roll out to cover people, as well as some events (Our World, Apple Rooftop). Where there's an album and song with the same name I'll just link to the album. When there's a generic word (eg Yesterday, Flying, SomethingHelp! - it doesn't like punctuation anyway) I won't let it link at all.

Test: Revolver, Abbey Road, What Goes On, Your Mother Should Know.


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