Is it possible for me as a user to sort my replies by the number of likes each reply received? My summary page shows my top 6 replies, but upon clicking “more” it just dumps me into my recent activity view (u/mbauman/activity/replies). Blindly tossing a ?order=likes on that url doesn’t work.
Is it possible for me as an admin (or user) to view all replies across the entire site and sort them by the number of likes they received? I can go to /top?order=likes, and see the total number of likes all posts in a thread, but I’m wanting to find a list of individual “good” posts, not the sum over all posts in a (potentially absurdly long) thread.
Ah, of course, thank you. That does the ticket — just a /search?q=@mbauman%20order:likes is perfect for a single user and something like /search?q=after:2000%20order:likes works for all posts. Thank you!
I’m interested in sorting the replies when looking at a single post. I want the replies underneath to be sorted by the number of likes. Is this possible? What kinds of hacky plugins or workarounds are possible here? are there plans to implement heirarchical reply threading (a la reddit or stack overflow), which would make this easier?
hey! by threading I mean reply threading - organizing replies to replies in a heirarchical manner the way reddit or stack overflow does. I read in another post that part of the complexity of implementing this sort feature is in part due to lack of reply threading
And there is one very ground rule too that is a limitation of system — from my point of view anyway. Likes don’t tell how usefull or ”right” a comment/answer is. Likes tell how much popularity it got. Totally different thing. We are very deep in thinking where triljon of flies can’t be wrong and only those users, who have competense high enough, click like-button. And that’s not the situation.
And that’s why likes should not be part of trust level, reactions are better solution for topics/posts and amount of likes can not be used as a metric telling if an answer is good, bad or even right.
So, I think the right answer here is not building system that sort answers per amount of likes (unless topic is a popularity content), but using solutions like Discourse Solved as JammyDodger offered.l
It really depends on the use-case. Coders on stack overflow (or in my case, people looking for tax advice) aren’t throwing out likes out of a popularity contest. they like a comment if the content is correct and functional. Up/down voting provides real time validation for falsifiable advice, so we can get to the truth quicker.
for softer, unfalsifiable claims, perhaps you are right