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avivey
Wed, Sep 22, 16:15
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I think by now, it's clear that allowing tokens/emoji responses on comments is a feature that is widely used, and occasionally even useful.

There might be some performance costs here on pages with lots of visible comments.
The biggest technical challenge for this is that comments don't actually have PHIDs - I think comments are still meta-data on XACT objects (themselves an unusual object).

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^^ Awarding a Token to a "... awarded a token." Message would be a weird case. But what about removing this Message completely? (or add the Option to hide them) It bloats the history of some Objects imensely and is not that usefull in my opinion.

Referencing this "short" discussion that I remember from Discourse

https://discourse.phabricator-community.org/t/ability-to-1-plus-one-comments/4579

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epriestley

Feb 10
This is currently an intentional non-feature. See https://secure.phabricator.com/T5834 5 (and https://secure.phabricator.com/T10793 4 and https://secure.phabricator.com/T4385 2) for discussion.

Is commenting “+1” actually valuable? That is, if we imagine two states of the world:

All comments as they are now, except “+1” and “me too” comments are likes / tokens / reactions / upvotes.
All comments as they are now, except “+1” and “me too” comments don’t exist.
…which state of the world is preferable? I’d personally think it may actually be (2).

Of course, even if we would prefer (2), that doesn’t mean (2) is a reachable state. If we’d prefer (2) over (1), but we’d prefer (1) over the status quo, and can get to (1) by adding a “Like” button but can’t implement any product change to get to (2), that might motivate adding a “Like” button.

I haven’t personally seen too much vacuous “me too” behavior in corporate contexts, but I’ve only interacted with them briefly for the last few years. I’ve seen a bit in open source contexts. Are you working in an open source-like context (e.g., “me too” comments are coming mostly from users) or a corporation-like context (e.g., “me too” comments are coming mostly from employees), or something else?

ekubischta

Feb 10
An additional thing to digest is : What are “+1”, “Likes”, “Tokens”, etc. used for?

Various different use cases, but never well defined…

I like this
I agree with this
I vote for this
I am acknowledging that I saw your comment, however, I have nothing further to add
Thanks
Thanks a Mountain of Wealth amount
Thanks only a Pterodactyl amount
etc.

Just my thoughts for digestion

My use case, almost always falls into the “I am acknowledging that I saw your comment…” camp

So - currently, I either comment, or slack, or pretend I didn’t see the comment…

In T15048#1311, @Leon95 wrote:

^^ Awarding a Token to a "... awarded a token." Message would be a weird case. But what about removing this Message completely? (or add the Option to hide them) It bloats the history of some Objects imensely and is not that usefull in my opinion.

Agreed, I think tokens don't really need a transaction, especially tokens on a transaction shouldn't generate their own new transaction.