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pete October 3, 2011 16:28

Likes system icons changed to thumbs-up smiley
 
We have received several complaints about the heart shaped icons that was used in the likes system as a symbol for posts that users liked. Apparently people feel embarrassed. To make everyone happy we have changed the likes icons to a thumbs-up smiley instead. Hopefully that should be less sensitive.

Conclusion: There is too little love in the CFD world ;)

wyldckat October 9, 2011 06:54

Hi Peter,

Ironically, it seems that the meaning of "thumbs up" isn't always a good thing in some cultures: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumbs_...nternationally

But the new icon looks nice enough :)
And given the fact that "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" icons have been accessible in the "post icons" section, hopefully no one will be offended by the new icon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pete (Post 326538)
Conclusion: There is too little love in the CFD world ;)

Probably due to a measurement issue:
  • "Like +- 10%" is feasibly numeric.
  • "Love +- love/hate" is non-numeric by definition :p.
Best regards,
Bruno


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