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    In the spirit of the probus post above: I have just posted on General Members' Discussions indicating my agreement with the arguments against the "Disagree/Dislike" button. However my Likes seem to have replaced, not added to, any earlier Likes on individual posts.

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    I think that might just be a display issue. My page is now showing some results, so fixes are coming through.
    Last edited by Tdol; 19-Apr-2014 at 08:12.

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    Default Re: Likes problem

    I think that the Likes system is close to being fixed. I now have new 'likes' showing up in my profile and I can unlike posts again too.

    The problem was due to a corrupt database which therefore meant that data was not being saved correctly. We seem now to have fixed most of the problems, however, it looks like the system has not recorded any likes from early April to today. The good news is that it seems to be working OK now.

    Please test it out and feel free to reply to this thread with any observations to let me know if it is, or is not working as expected.

    Thanks for your patience
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    It certainly seems to be working. I have Liked 3 posts and my username has shown up in addition to other names on each one. I also Unliked one and my Like vanished correctly.

    Thanks so much for all your hard work on this.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Sorry it took so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It certainly seems to be working. I have Liked 3 posts and my username has shown up in addition to other names on each one. I also Unliked one and my Like vanished correctly.

    Thanks so much for all your hard work on this.

    Not complaining, just providing information.

    Not to me it doesn't. Today, April 26, I am still being told I have not received a like since April 3. I am pretty sure this is untrue, because several times between then and now the system has told me, plausibly, that I had new likes but then I couldn't see them.

    Perhaps those likes have been lost forever, and if so, so be it. It's of no importance. In my limited experience, however, that is not how relational databases work. On the few occasions when ours became corrupted, we were able to get it back whole and complete. Perhaps we were just lucky. But also possible is the idea that the problem is not yet fixed.

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    @ probus
    I'd like to think we could get all our Likes back from 4th April when it went down, but if they weren't registering on a database, then they're lost. My Likes are back, but apparently the problem is not yet fixed for you.
    What the Notification is telling you (in reality) is that you've received no Likes since 24th April when the system started working again. No one received Likes between 4th and 24th. Have you checked your posts of the last few days to see if you've received any likes. The other thing you can do is to Like someone's post, and that should (unfortunately, I think; and unless it has been changed) show in Notifications.

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    Probus, I have both liked and thanked your post- are they showing up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Probus, I have both liked and thanked your post- are they showing up?

    Yes, thank you.

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