Notice: testing Discourse Reactions here on meta for 1 week!

As the poster, you don’t want to know “how much” reaction there has been, but rather what kind of reactions. This is a direct reflection of what we do in real life: you see how many people smile, how many laugh, etc – not just an abstract “ammount of reaction”.

So I agree that there should be a counter for each kind of reaction. See github’s implementation:

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I agree with Lucas and deeplow (and I thought I brought this up at some point in Mattermost…very well could be remembering wrong). Especially if there are highly different reactions, like :-1: vs :+1:, or :smiley: vs :cry:, the sum of reactions is not a useful measurement. Perhaps on desktop only, as we don’t have the room on mobile, we could design a view that splits the reactions.

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We only show 3 so that wouldnt work and we clearly dont want to show more (for space reasons). This is why I say we are not as github, because we can’t dedicate as much space to this as they do. At least thats our position at the moment.

I hear you, but a UX is full of tradeoffs and opinions.

Not to mention the full breakdown is only one click away, so it’s not like it was not possible to get.

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took me a second to realize I needed to stop moving for hover effect on desktop as well :slight_smile:

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I’m sorry if I overlooked this but is the plan to make this optional, or will this be available anyhow?

This is a plugin so unless you install it on your site it will not be available

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Oops sorry I completely forgot I installed this :blush: must be working too hard at this darned forum.

So… what if ‘eek’ and ‘cry’ won’t work for me?

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Can you try to hard reload the page? I also got an issue like this, this was solved just with a hard reload😅

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Unfortunately, no.
How do I go about adding my own emoji’s? By looking up the unicode name and entering that? Feel a bit stupid but can’t get it to work :sob:

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Do you mean creating custom emojis or adding them to the list of allowed reactions?

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That was a bit unclear, sorry, both actually… but I thought adding to list of allowed reactions would be easy. I must be doing something wrong.

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Are there any plans to support posting reactions from embedded post/messages on remote site?

@Astra To make a custom emoji set have a look at this topic

To add or remove reactions in the plugin go to your site settings an search plugin:discourse-reactions when you scroll down you will see this setting discourse reactions enabled reactions this is where you can change the allowed reactions. You can also add custom emojis you create.

Hope this helps :grinning:

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So, my reaction (heh) after a week — I still love the feature and think it is basically a “table stakes” level thing that should be enabled everywhere.

However, on meta, I have used :heart: more than anything still, because I’m generally not responding to things that shock or anger me and not everything is a party.

I don’t think the set chosen is necessarily a bad default in general, but not quite what I’d pick for a technical site like this one. I’m not sure exactly what I’d want instead — more research is needed, I think.

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I like this, and am working in mostly a blank theme to test, and the beer is pink

what could I add to have it yellow?

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Would going to admin > customise then going to the theme colours and changing the love colour to yellow work?

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I can test that certainly, but, aren’t there other areas that may be affected by that?

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Not that I am aware of. Should just make the like colour yellow like this

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Thank you, I now have yellow beer but am uncertain why my icon is missing,

completely blank theme

no heart

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Great work on this Plugin @Ahmed_Gagan! I think Reactions should be a core feature of Discourse and that anyone who uses Discourse should be forced to start using this on their instance.

How’s that for some tongue in cheek?! Let’s see some sad faces ‘n’ thumbs-down here :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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