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Should we keep the 'thanks' reaction?

TheMixTheMix The Mix HQPosts: 2,689 Staff Team
edited August 2019 in Anything Goes
Hey everyone,

Some recent posts in the original thread made us realise it's time for part 2 of the 'thanks' reaction conversation. :)

We're still a bit on the fence, so we want to know what you all think. As well as just 'keep' or 'get rid', we had a third idea...

We could switch the icons for 'thanks' and 'agree', so 'agree' gives a thumbs up and 'thanks' gives a smiley face. This seems to fit the reactions better so, if the vote is in favour of keeping them, that's something we can do to make thanks feel less cold and generally make the reactions more intuitive. We could also change it to 'thank you' rather than 'thanks' if it feels a bit sarcastic.

That said, if we decide we don't like it, we're open to ditching it. :) Let us know what you reckon by voting on the poll - it's anonymous.

Mike & the team

Should we keep the 'thanks' reaction? 20 votes

Yeah, I like it
40% 8 votes
Yeah, but switch the icons and change the name
30% 6 votes
Nah, not a fan
30% 6 votes
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  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 Posts: 1,938 Extreme Poster
    I think you could change the symbols so that the smile is for the thanks :) I still might not use it though, personally, and I still think it's an unnecessary reaction. So I voted for not a fan, but I wouldn't hugely object if the symbols got switched up instead of the thanks reaction getting ditched.
    Maddie05
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,929 Part of The Furniture
    I like the 3rd idea you have.
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
    Maddie05
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 12,480 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited August 2019
    It's fine as it is. I use it. It's polite 

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    Maddie05Dancer
  • JellyelephantJellyelephant just traumatised apparently ✌🏼 Out of my mindPosts: 832 Part of The Mix Family
    Keeeeeep it
    The sun will rise and we will try again 
    GreenTeaMaddie05Dancer
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,929 Part of The Furniture
    Currently at 3 no's and 3 yeses. Keep the yeses going in guys! :)
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
    Maddie05
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 12,480 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    If it's out voted with no but it popular with the 2 yes options would it been considered to be kept?

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    Maddie05
  • TheMixTheMix The Mix HQPosts: 2,689 Staff Team
    @GreenTea said:
    If it's out voted with no but it popular with the 2 yes options would it been considered to be kept?
    Potentially. If it's a really even split, it will probably be decided by staff. :)

    Mike & the team
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  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 12,480 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    It just feels it would be unfair if there are more votes for yes between the options but get outvoted by fewer votes on the no

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    Maddie05
  • Maddie05Maddie05 UK/NottinghamPosts: 56 Boards Initiate
    Personally, the middle is my option... Sorry all if I didn't choose what you wanted :#
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,562 Legendary Poster
    I voted for the middle option, I like that idea.

    I agree with @GreenTea though, if say it’s 30:30:40 then there are more votes for yes but the no has the higher percentage of votes (sorry to bring politics into this, but it’s similar to the controversial first past the post electoral system) ;)

    I do use the reaction and find it useful though. 
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    GreenTea
  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 Posts: 1,938 Extreme Poster
    I still think you may as well make a you're welcome reaction.

    On the one hand, I can sort of see the use of the thanks - if the hugs feels too affectionate for the post, you can use the thanks. But that minor usefulness doesn't seem worth the reaction, we have too many.

    And the other reactions feel more meaningful to me. Hugs feel more genuine, insightful means they found your advice clever or helpful and agree means you think what they've said is accurate. Thanks doesn't tell you those things, it's just a simple word that doesn't say or mean a lot.

    And if you want to say thanks but without hugs, agree or insightful, you can just reply and say it that way.

    This is a message board and it's meant for communicating, I don't really see why we need other reactions.

    We can prevent the thanks reaction from staying. We are savage, we have the power to do anything. If you agree with what I'm saying, VOTE NO ;)
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 12,480 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited August 2019
    To me thanks shows appreciation, you've acknowledge a response and are saying thank you.  It's polite to say thank you. You don't hug a waiter who brings you your food, you say thank you.
    Thanks does mean a lot, taught as kids to use please and thank yous because it's polite 

    The hug one is over used. I'd much rather people reacted with thanks for my post if over offered support or advice. The hug one just makes me feel like what I said wasn't appreciated. 
    The hug response is far too overused 

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    JellyelephantHannindependent_
  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 Posts: 1,938 Extreme Poster
    Hah, fair enough. I'm glad it works for you and others :)

    Personally, if I felt hugs was overused, I'd probably use insightful or maybe agree. Or just no reaction and stick with a reply.

    As well as just seeming unneeded, the thanks feels cold to me. I think changing the icons so that the smiley face is for the thanks instead of agree might make it feel a bit better though.

    I also like to think of it like the hugs doesn't have to mean literal hugs. Hugs could just convey warm feelings. But I get where you're coming from.
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 999 Part of The Mix Family
    I personally really like the thanks option! I voted for switching the symbols as a smiley face seems more warm and thankful, so it makes sense to be with the "thanks" :smile: 


    GreenTea
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,814 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited September 2019
    I don't get it. Tbh.
    Just say what you wanna say that are more straight forward like thanks. And you're probs thinking well with that mind set - why have any reactions then but "hugs" reaction can be good since you can be like "oh I got hug" and that works as a reaction. Why can't we just say thanks with your comment? Like why?, if you wanna say thanks.
    Why not just add all possible reactions then, ones like "okay" "yeah" "you're welcome". Are we gunna Make it that lazy, that we can't even be bothered to type it. 😒 too many reactions.  My rant over lol
    Kathleen07
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 12,480 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Having a thanks reaction doesn't make us lazy.

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    Hannindependent_
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,814 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Didn't say it made you lazy as a person. The idea is lazy
  • JellyelephantJellyelephant just traumatised apparently ✌🏼 Out of my mindPosts: 832 Part of The Mix Family
    Pls keep it lol - when you added it I was well glad. We literally only have 4 reactions it’s hardly loads lol
    The sun will rise and we will try again 
    GreenTeaDancerHannindependent_
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,814 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited September 2019
    I've tried out many suppport sites. Most have reactions. No more than three. Plus Never seen a thanks reaction before because you can just type that
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 12,480 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    But you can literally just type "I agree' and "hugs" too? 

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    JellyelephantHann
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,814 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited September 2019
    ....I've already said.
    We should say thanks ourselves not just click it. 
    Its different. IMO. You can think 'oh I've got a hug and a agree'. 
    Then you just think 'oh I've got a thanks' like what about 'oh someone said thanks to me' Be more appreciative 

    You can type many things like thanks but are we gunna need a reaction for them all? Hope not
    Kathleen07
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 4,379 The Mix Elder
    But then could potentially be just essentially spamming a load of threads with the word “thanks “ or “thank you” and tbh I’m appreciative weather someone’s typed it or used the reaction to say it .
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    Hann
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,814 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited September 2019
    We have been fine saying thanks before - without the reaction 

    i apperciate it either way if done. 
    Just don't see the point and won't  be using it 
    Kathleen07
  • JellyelephantJellyelephant just traumatised apparently ✌🏼 Out of my mindPosts: 832 Part of The Mix Family
    I think should keep it :) there is 10 people voted to keep it. If some people don’t like it then they don’t have to use it, but why take a way something that some of us find helpful. It’s not harming anyone to have it there 
    The sun will rise and we will try again 
    GreenTeaHannindependent_
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,814 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    I'd still like to why it even exists though. Was people not saying thanks before?
  • JellyelephantJellyelephant just traumatised apparently ✌🏼 Out of my mindPosts: 832 Part of The Mix Family
    It’s ok for people to have different opinions :) that’s life. Don’t need to reply in that manner to everyone because have a different opinion 
    The sun will rise and we will try again 
    Hann
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,929 Part of The Furniture
    Anyone who doesn't want to use the reaction does not have to use it. We have 10 people who want it but 5 that do not. 

    Also we only have 4 reactions. It isn't like we have a reaction for every word in the English dictionary. 
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
    JellyelephantHann
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,814 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Sorry I didn't see you comment before my comment was already about to post it. I speak generally 
    Dancer
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,814 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Meant to ask the mix. :) Why does it exist?
  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 Posts: 1,938 Extreme Poster
    I'm on Shaunie's side.

    If I can say this without sounding jerky, because I truly don't mean for it to, of course people are allowed their opinions - and we're allowed to share them. Nothing mean is being said or anything.

    I'm glad the thanks works for others and I understand the majority of people want it, but I just personally can't get behind it. The idea confuses me. This is a message board for communicating, not for so many reactions, the thanks feels cold, and it doesn't feel necessary when you can type it or press one of the other reactions. Just my thoughts :)
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