Is anyone else having trouble with getting people to like posts they obviously find useful?
I have been posting dozens of canned replies over the past weeks encouraging people to like posts whenever someone said “thank you” etc but didn’t the post. I can see some results, but overall, I think it could be better.
Or perhaps it’s normal? But if I take meta for comparison, it had roughly 10k posts over the past 30 days and also 10k likes. So roughly 1 like per post. We had 2.8k posts but only 733 likes. So about 1 like per 4 posts. Both forums are support forums.
Any ideas? Strategies? Similar experiences? Should I stop posting my canned replies to make people aware of the button? Or should I change it? Here is what it says:
BTW: A good way of showing your appreciation for a post is to like it: just press the button under the post.
If you asked the original question, you can also mark an answer as the accepted answer which solved your problem using the tick-box button you see under each reply.
All of this also helps the forum software distinguish interesting from less interesting posts when compiling summary emails.