Posted: 27 January 2012 at 10:39pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by akanna
The fan list is updated based on who wants to join, by clicking the Like button.. That's the format being followed by all AT threads.. Those who make request posts to be added are also added.. The first one who clicked Like before anyone posted on this thread was TOG.. Then some more people clicked on Like and they were added too. So it was not based on who posted first, but who came here first and clicked Like to be added. So it's done on the FCFS order of visitors to this thread who followed the format, nothing to do with the order of posts.
In DID2, the FC wasnt carried over from DID1 forum, but a new one was started and list was updated as per request.. I had made requests each time in both forums at the time. Just posting on this thread is not considered as a request, as some people will post without wanting to be added to the fans list. So if the post contains the request to be added, that will be granted. I have seen all FC threads following this format in earlier seasons, and this season too. I have to follow the same on other threads I like to be added..
How do you determine the chronological order of likes? As far as I know IF does not have time stamps on likes. Suppose I make a post and go to bed and next morning there are ten likes, there is really no way of knowing who liked first and who liked second and then third, fourth and so on is there? Unless of course one waits like a hawk refreshing the page every second to make sure every like is captured in sequence.
What if someone just likes your post and the idea behind it but does not want to join the AT. Shouldn't you explicitly state click 'like' if you want to join so that people don't accidentally click like or that they don't need to make a post in order to be counted. [Perhaps it does not happen as often, but if anyone else has my thought process then like is a way of saying 'good job, I like your post' and 'count me in the club' won't cross my mind at all].
I guess if thats what the ATs do for determining the list of people on this forum, then thats what it is. Seems pretty darned illogical though to base a list on likes. Chronological, Alphabetical etc seem more logical. At least on Big Boss, I did not see it based on likes. But thats probably because I'm not very observant at times.
Anyway, don't mind my rambling. I'm just a silly neurotic dork. I made an AT with no pictures and bio once, so its not like I know much.
Edit: Most importantly, please add me to the fan list.
Edit 2: And what about day's like today where the like button errors out. I've not been able to like a single thing today.
Edited by return_to_hades - 27 January 2012 at 10:48pm