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What does “Promote” mean in the “Reaction” portion of our Profiles/Activity?

winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

When you click on the hotlink of your “handle”, it brings you to a page that near the top has “Reactions”, followed by four categories - Promote, Agree, Like, and LOL.

For me, my “Promote” number is 0. Does that mean I’m not entitled to a promotion, lol? In all seriousness though, not that it matters, but how does one get a reaction for that “Promote” category?


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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:

    @TurtleCat said:
    I believe it is when your thread you started gets promoted to a sticky topic.

    I don't understand, but I'm not saying you're incorrect. I clicked on @1630Boston 's "1", and it brought me to his post that generated that. However, there were only seven replies, and while it was an informative post, I didn't "see" anything that caused the Promote for that post. Any more insight into the "cause" of his 1 Promote notation?

    OK, I did some research. CU is using Vanilla Forums as the software package. The promote works (when configured) as an upvote, basically. Think like a standard Disqus forum. The more ups you get the more you're promoted. The opposite would be spams in vanilla speak for downvotes. The fact that a few people have promote probably means when this particular board was setup (or perhaps when being modified) someone got a button that activated the promote score. Could have been the Like or it could have been something else.

    The whole idea is to force better content towards the top, or a special highlight area, when the user is sorting by most upvoted. Again, like the default view of Disqus and others. You can read some about it on their page.




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