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    #21

    Re: Likes

    I notice that five people have been named for liking the above post. Is there a limit to the number of names?

    This is an improvement on the old system, which said 'Tom, Dick, Harry and three others liked this post.' (This often excluded the name of the OP, who was probably one of the first to like it.)

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    #22

    Re: Likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    This is an improvement on the old system, which said 'Tom, Dick, Harry and three others liked this post.' (This often excluded the name of the OP, who was probably one of the first to like it.)
    If you clicked on 'others', they were revealed.

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    #23

    Re: Likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I notice that five people have been named for liking the above post. Is there a limit to the number of names?

    This is an improvement on the old system, which said 'Tom, Dick, Harry and three others liked this post.' (This often excluded the name of the OP, who was probably one of the first to like it.)
    At the moment, it is set to show 5 and you have to click to see the others, as before. Theoretically, you can display more than five, but it will take up more space and slow things down.

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    #24

    Re: Likes

    If it makes it any faster, I thought two names and then "three/four/five others" etc worked fine because hovering over the "others" part gave you the usernames anyway.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #25

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    I'll check with Adam.

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    #26

    Re: Likes

    There won't be much difference at all between 3 or 5 names, but on older threads where there could potentially be 100s of likes per post this will become an issue, especially for mobile devices.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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