Favorites & Follows Overhauled

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Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 12:02:39

@PsychoGoldfish just released a complete redo of our favorites / follow system, please PM me if you notice any bugs.

At the moment most of the changes are on the back-end, with all existing data having been moved to the new system.

On the front end, you'll notice you can now click the heart to toggle your favorites and follows on and off. In the old version, you clicked a heart to favorite / follow something but clicking it again took you to a management page.

This update also fixes a nasty bug with the old system.

We've removed the ability to sort your favorites. As an alternative we intend to have an update to the playlists system where you can use it to build custom-named boxes for your user page, featuring whatever you like.

Some upcoming perks of the new system:

1) We're gonna be showing you who has favorited your work, something that went away years ago and was difficult to bring back under the previous system.

2) We're finally time-stamping favorites and follows, so we can show trending artists vs just top-favorited of all time.

3) This system can do reactions in addition to binary yes / no favorites, so expect those in blogs, forums, reviews and author commentary.

4) You'll be able to see when people favorite and react to your stuff in your feed. Expanded personal validation for all!

This was a big overhaul and we're excited for what is to come as a result. Hope you're excited too!


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 12:13:38

Good Job @PsychoGoldfish . This issue has been bothering me for awhile. I'm glad it's finally gotten resolved.

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 12:32:34

Thank you @Psychogoldfish. That management page was always a pain in the ass IMO.

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 12:37:20

Ooo can't wait to have the favorites notifications. I'm always curious to see who ends up faving my stuff.
Good job @Psychogoldfish !

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 12:52:10

Great update, going to kind of miss being able to sort favorites since my absolute favorites were the ones I always have shown as the top 4 or 6 entries on my page.


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 14:07:43

Damn, this sounds amazing!


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 14:44:39

Oh bb <3


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 15:16:38

At 2/13/17 12:02 PM, TomFulp wrote: 1) We're gonna be showing you who has favorited your work

yes

2) We're finally time-stamping favorites and follows, so we can show trending artists vs just top-favorited of all time.

Yes!

4) You'll be able to see when people favorite and react to your stuff in your feed. Expanded personal validation for all!

YES!

Hope you're excited too!

OH BOY AM I EVER

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 15:16:40

It's so cool :D


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 15:19:51

At 2/13/17 03:16 PM, SuperBastard wrote: OH BOY AM I EVER

Thank you :)


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 16:13:35

I was wondering that cross over the fav icon earlier. Now that explains why I wasn't able to fav anything before :P


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 16:17:33

yes finally, more analytics for creators! Can't wait :D

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 16:32:41

You can follow yourself now. Is this a bug?

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 18:12:36

Great work even though I don't obsess about my favorites or fans. There should be a medal system for # of fans a user gets like levels and b/p points.


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 18:46:24

At 2/13/17 12:02 PM, TomFulp wrote: Expanded personal validation for all!

Woo!

I liked being able to rearrange my faves, but it seems like more than a fair tradeoff for all these new features.


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 19:53:11

thanks man, now i wont have to be taken to my favourites list when i want to unfav a game

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 20:08:45

and also i should be able to create a playlist without having to go to the game or movie itself i should just go to my profile and create it from there

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-13 20:43:30

This is great! I think stimulating more interaction regarding trending creators and fandom gives people a big incentive to become more involved in the community.


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Thanks @PsychoGoldfish! I remember being able to see a list of users who favorited my stuff. It's exciting to see it coming back!


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-14 00:17:36

At 2/13/17 12:02 PM, TomFulp wrote:
Some upcoming perks of the new system:

1) We're gonna be showing you who has favorited your work, something that went away years ago and was difficult to bring back under the previous system.

@kalabor106 has told me about this feature for the longest of time, it's really nice to see it returning :)


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-14 01:03:52

I have a question, why the flag it does not work?. When I want to report anything, I can no do it... It will be a bug?


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-14 02:10:23

Noice! Thanks for the update! This was a long time coming.


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Whenever I use my PS3 (as I'm using now), this new system won't allow me to follow anyone or favourite songs...can you fix thia? Since I use my PS3 often, this update bugs me. ~S~
EDIT: I also can't favourite news posts. @PsychoGoldfish Can you please fix this?

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-14 05:45:57

Good on us removing the sorting ability. Sorting favorites with over a decade of them accumulated was a nice thought but tedious. Also excited to see reactions coming to NG. It's something I feel newsposts have been lacking for a while -- as well as favorites.

Would be choice if we could react with some of the angryfaic smileys. I've always loved them.


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-14 06:19:55

Awesome news. :D Especially the feature to see who's favorited your work, been looking forward (err backward?) to that a long time. Reactions sounds pretty interesting too

Hope there'll be some kind of pagination too later on, so all thumbs/avatars load for those with excessive amounts of them.

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-14 06:54:49

This is pretty neat.
Now we just need to be able to see our favorite artists feed divided by pages instead of the infinite scrolling thing.

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At 2/13/17 12:02 PM, TomFulp wrote: We've removed the ability to sort your favorites. As an alternative we intend to have an update to the playlists system where you can use it to build custom-named boxes for your user page, featuring whatever you like.

YES (that's what I asked for in the "bug" post)

At 2/13/17 12:02 PM, TomFulp wrote: 2) We're finally time-stamping favorites and follows, so we can show trending artists vs just top-favorited of all time.

Yay! I'm not sure about what artists are trending...

At 2/13/17 12:02 PM, TomFulp wrote: 4) You'll be able to see when people favorite and react to your stuff in your feed. Expanded personal validation for all!

l: Err... Not too sure about this one.

Edit : About who favorites your stuff, that's MANDATORY! I never knew until later that DoesFireBurn favorite my bad second animation. );


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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-14 08:12:17

hey right now i have 21 fans but it says 20 lol

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Response to Favorites & Follows Overhauled 2017-02-14 08:21:24

At 2/14/17 08:12 AM, orion1220 wrote: hey right now i have 21 fans but it says 20 lol

I have that bug too XD