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Topic # 60240 22-Apr-2010 15:57
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Hello folks

I have added a Facebook Like button to our forums and content pages. I have also added a Facebook Recommendations box next to the Quick Reply.

The Facebook Like button is only shown in the Topic post (first page).

We might tweak the positioning during the next few days, but please let me know if this impacts browsing, etc.

And yes, please start using those if you can!




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  Reply # 321749 22-Apr-2010 16:04
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Is the like button going to enable a post on our facebook profile with a link to the thread we 'liked'. Assuming you have our login in details ;)



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  Reply # 321755 22-Apr-2010 16:09
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So where do we add our details to make sure its intergrated?

Ok, so looking a little harder  shows its already done Tongue out



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  Reply # 321756 22-Apr-2010 16:10
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You don't. When you click the button it will ask to login to Facebook. If you already logged in, then just click the button.

This is not the same as Facebook Connect, which links accounts.





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  Reply # 321758 22-Apr-2010 16:12
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Thats why I was curious, as I did not see anything, as I was already logged in.



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  Reply # 321760 22-Apr-2010 16:13
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You should see the number after the button increase. Although I am seeing it remaining in 1. Facebook still not 100% I'd say.




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  Reply # 321761 22-Apr-2010 16:14
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Yes, it only shows a one when you click it. I assume it shows only your clicks, and no one elses at this stage. So everyone will think they are the first.

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  Reply # 321764 22-Apr-2010 16:29
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Pity Im killing my FB account tomorrow. I could abuse the Like button until then ;)




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  Reply # 323426 27-Apr-2010 10:04
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Im curious, seeing this all over the web now, Is there some kind of incentive to put the "like" button on websites or is it just a genuine tool for facebook to grow? I'm not saying it is a bad thing, in fact I think it is a good idea. I'm just wondering why.



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  Reply # 323430 27-Apr-2010 10:08
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I have been discussing this in another forum just now. It's not "a genuine tool for facebook to grow" but as a publisher you have to realise people will share your links anyway.

If they are going to do it then I want to have at least visibility of why, and want to make it easier. Once you "claim" a domain with Facebook you can see analytics information about how the site is being shared on their service.

Facebook is now the 4th most visited domain on the Internet. Not wanting to get a bit of traffic from them is silly.

I consider the Facebook Like a "web within the web". It's probably what other sites such as StumbleUpon tried to do, but didn't work before.





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  Reply # 323451 27-Apr-2010 10:32
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Thank you Freitasm for clearing that up for me. As for my 2 cents, even though I am new here I don't think the positioning of where the button is looks very good at the moment, but as you said you will be moving it around. But it is a splendid tool.



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  Reply # 323452 27-Apr-2010 10:33
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Thanks for the feedback. The button at the bottom (Quick Reply) looks ok for me, but the top one is a bit "out". Phil is looking at moving it to the darker bar, but we don't have much control on colours (yet). But working on this.




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  Reply # 325164 30-Apr-2010 10:45
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All the Like buttons look fine now. Good job! Nice to see Geekzone keeping up with the times:)



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  Reply # 326999 5-May-2010 17:46
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freitasm: I have been discussing this in another forum just now. It's not "a genuine tool for facebook to grow" but as a publisher you have to realise people will share your links anyway.

If they are going to do it then I want to have at least visibility of why, and want to make it easier. Once you "claim" a domain with Facebook you can see analytics information about how the site is being shared on their service.

Facebook is now the 4th most visited domain on the Internet. Not wanting to get a bit of traffic from them is silly.

I consider the Facebook Like a "web within the web". It's probably what other sites such as StumbleUpon tried to do, but didn't work before.



Hmm, interesting. I feel a bit conflicted about this. On one hand its cool/useful to see what your friends are 'liking'. On the other hand, it registers on my 'Monopoly alert' radar - will the "web within the web" become THE web?  But I guess it does direct you off FB to other sites (or does it?) so it can't be too bad...




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