Not to be confused with “Rate this Thread” feature.
Hi, I use a forum software called Kunena for a Joomla site that I maintain. I realize Unreal Engine is using vBulletin, so I have no idea if this is possible.
In Kunena, every user’s post has a “Thank You” button. When clicked, it will show a “The following users said thank you: …”
It would be cool if Unreal Engine forum had a similar feature, but instead of showing everyone’s names, it just showed a tally. “3 users liked this post” or “3 users said thank you” etc.
The reason this is good is because a lot of times, forum users will read a post, and they may like what was said, but may not follow up with a response expressing their approval. A simple “Thank you” or “Like” button would be easy to click and signify to forum members, admins, and epic that a particular post is carrying a significant amount of support… and would be an “at a glance” way to discern constructive posts with good feedback from less constructive ones.
To put to rest a few potential claims: No, this would not turn the forum into a social site like Facebook or reddit. This won’t affect the sorting of posts, nor will it affect the exposure of posts. Since it is only a “like” or a “thank you”, you cannot give negative rep to a post and change its public visibility. This will only serve as a visual aid to others that a certain post is liked by many people, which would be useful for more effectively gauging interest.
Hopefully vBulletin has a feature similar to this one, and if so… it should be enabled imo.