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25th September 2012, 05:29 PM   |  #1  
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On XDA, sometimes you come across a thread with dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of replies. Most normal humans don't have the time to read through such a large number of replies in order to find the most useful posts. Today, we're making it much easier for you to find the best replies that get buried within a thread. Introducing the Most-Thanked Widget. It lives in the sidebar (of the 2013 theme) and displays which posts have received the most amount of Thanks. It's divided into All-Time and Recent to help you find the most timely and useful posts. You can help make the Most-Thanked widget even better by being sure to use the Thanks button whenever you spot a useful post across the XDA Forums.

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  • Right now, the Most-Thanked widget is only available for logged-in members as we tweak its performance. However, we'll soon be rolling it out to guests
  • The widget ignore post 1, because most people know that post 1 often contains the most useful information; we didn't want to be redundant
  • All members are limited to eight Thanks per day. Use your Thanks wisely!
  • The Most-Thanked widget is a work in progress! We'll be tweaking its logic over the coming weeks and months to make it as useful as possible. Thanks for your patience. Feel free to provide some feedback here
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25th September 2012, 05:44 PM   |  #2  
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What a sexy idea.

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in the 2013 theme.

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25th September 2012, 05:51 PM   |  #3  
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^^ Glad to see I'm not the only one who's still on the 2010 theme then :P It's so much nicer and more user friendly IMO.
25th September 2012, 06:01 PM   |  #4  
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Great idea, brilliant for overcrowded threads. Could you add an "option" or tab to leave out the posts by the OP? Having the posts has both advantages and disadvantages, as the users tend to thank the OP a lot. On the other hand, the OP only posts updates, so not having their post in the tab would be bad. That's why you should add a choice, best for both Maybe just limit the no. of posts by OP to 1 or 2
25th September 2012, 06:16 PM   |  #5  
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Great idea. Thanks for this svetius.
I'm finding it a little bit laggy at the moment but I'd figure that's just because it's only just been implemented. It's not a major lag though


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25th September 2012, 06:34 PM   |  #6  
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Yeah this is an awesome idea, but any way to integrate it into the XDA 2010 them for those of us who don't like the 2013 one?
25th September 2012, 07:03 PM   |  #7  
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Yeah this is an awesome idea, but any way to integrate it into the XDA 2010 them for those of us who don't like the 2013 one?

Amen.

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25th September 2012, 07:11 PM   |  #8  
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I think they'll probably see how it goes for now and then think about implementing it to a previous version.


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25th September 2012, 07:51 PM   |  #9  
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It's a cool idea and even nicer to see I'm in both all time top 5's of the ICS and JB version of the ROM I support

Only niggle for me is that it takes the place of the existing widget (messages/threads/forums) so you have to go back out of the thread to then see your subscribed threads again. I use this to navigate the threads I want to read as have links to all the forums I moderate so not too bothered about those. Would be cool to have a subscription (or whatever you want to call it) and thanks tab or something along those lines so you can then still have quick access to both when in a thread.

As for those still preferring the 2010 theme, once you're used to it the 2013 theme is so much nicer to use and I've never viewed the portal as much as I do now thanks to the 5 most recent posts always being shown on the sidebar. I love it!
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25th September 2012, 08:05 PM   |  #10  
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great idea

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