English Only could use "Reactions" for "It is the same in American English." and "It is the same in British English."
Oh, and if our English-speaking friends wanted, we could also have some little English hearts, like in this thread.So perhaps the "Heart" icon could be included under "Reactions" for "Like" to distinguish it from the "Thumb Up" one for "Approve/Agree"?
Not as far as I know: if someone 'reacts' to one of your posts, you're notified (provided you have notifications turned on) but I don't think the OP or anyone else in the thread is.I get an alert if someone reacts to my post but not if someone reacts to someone else's post in a thread I've posted in. That's fine but does that also apply to the OP/thread starter?
What I mean is--if A replies to the thread starter and B agrees with A, does the thread starter get notified? It might be useful to him to know that someone's endorsed a reply he's received.
I was thinking about this (my post to which the above is an answer is #58). I think it might be useful for the OP to know when someone agrees with an answer he's received--in some cases it might reassure him that the answer he received wasn't a one-off or an unusual suggestion.Not as far as I know: if someone 'reacts' to one of your posts, you're notified (provided you have notifications turned on) but I don't think the OP or anyone else in the thread is.
Is there a way to stop the notifications that someone has thanked or agreed with me?
Aware that I’m probably asking too much, I’d like to be able to stop notifications for Agree only (hopefully having people agree with me won’t be such a rare occurence that I want to be notifed about it!). But that’s not possible, is it?Yes, under “Preferences.”
Why would you like to replace the current "Thank you" symbol? I've seen it used as a "thank you" symbol before, and I just looked for explanations. On Emojipedia, the symbol is explained as follows:Would it be possible to add another "Thank you" icon other than the folded/joined hands? Perhaps the words "Thanks!" in a yellow box? I know it will be in English but I think that should be ok.
When I use the symbol, I mean to express gratitude and praise. I use the "Agree" button if I feel confident that I'm qualified to agree, and the "Thank you" button if I can't really judge the quality of the comment, and I just want to thank the person for their contribution.
I'm just not familiar with it in my culture, especially as a symbol of thanks, although I do understand that it is used as such (as you mention). So I was wondering if another option might be provided.Why would you like to replace the current "Thank you" symbol? I've seen it used as a "thank you" symbol before, and I just looked for explanations.
For what it's worth, this reason doesn't strike me as very convincing. Does the fact that a single member says he isn't familiar with it justify having to do the work to include another symbol? I note that you haven't said you find it offensive or disrespectful, just unfamiliar.I'm just not familiar with it in my culture,
But therein lies what I see as the fundamental disconnect with the teachings of yoga and [Christianity].
I can't say I'm all that familiar with it as a thank-you gesture in real life: we don't generally use it in the UK as that - or at least, I don't think I've never personally come across it. Having said that, I have seen it interpreted as an emoji in that way and it doesn't make me feel uncomfortable.I'm just not familiar with it in my culture, especially as a symbol of thanks, although I do understand that it is used as such (as you mention). So I was wondering if another option might be provided.
I'm not saying you aren't entitled to your personal feelings, and whether you use it or not is of course your prerogative. I'm saying--does the fact that something makes you personally uncomfortable justify challenging it when many others seem fine with it, and especially when it isn't something offensive or disrespectful or hurtful?Personal feelings are, well just that.
I initially thought it was an angel with wings (Christian culture), then thought it might be a monkey (lots of people wouldn't like that either) and then realised it's a child touching his/her ears.Another forum I frequently visit has this cool 🤷
I looke it up and found it being interpreted variously as signifying puzzlement, indifference or disinterest - equating to the enigmatic "Whatever"Another forum I frequently visit has this cool 🤷 While it in no way means thanks, it is one I’d like to see on WR. But that is apparently interpreted differently on the other side of the Atlantic.
I don't have any problem with . It sounds more respectful and polite.
It feels like it means "I don't care!", so it may be rude to some people.Another forum I frequently visit has this cool 🤷
It sounds like a good idea to me, but then I noticed that someone didn't quite like it.
Since the idea is to be polite and thank the poster, maybe we can avoid any associated imagery, and just have text in the reactions UI. The reactions can then show up as: "You, X, and Y have thanked Z for this post."The trouble, I think from the point of view of accommodating those of us who'd prefer to have something else, is what you could use instead.
An emoji is nice, but we don't seem to have a symbol of approval that has the same meaning for all participants in this forum.
I agree with the use of text suggested above.
.I prefer the simple clear kudo system on the eBay forums, which works well:
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