[Userstyle] Revert change to like buttons


#1

You may have noticed that they just (like an hour ago) updated the platform. With this update came a change to how the like buttons look.

Before After

Now, you might not think that’s so bad, but consider this:

  • When trying to see who liked something it’s incredibly easy to accidentally like the post yourself (try it)
  • It looks as though you can like your own posts
  • It’s different (change sucks!)

If you’re like me and don’t like the change, then this simple userstyle makes it look like it did before.


#2

Thanks! I thought I was going crazy…


#3

THANK YOU.

I thought I’d gone completely mad, and I have indeed accidentally liked several things I didn’t mean to.


#4

The change wouldn’t be that bad if it wasn’t so stupidly easy to accidentally like something.

likesbutton

If you don’t click directly on the number you’ll like the post instead.


#5

Oh, yeah, quite annoying on a phone screen.

WAIT, I can’t use userscripts on my phone :tired_face:


#6

You can, but as far as I know only on Firefox


#7

Not on Iphone. Last time I checked, there was a problem with the API.

There was one project to go around that limitation, but they haven’t made any update in a while, and the code isn’t on the app store (so you would need to jailbreak, or have a dev key to install it).


#8

Well that sucks


#9

Just checked, and indeed, add-ons aren’t possible on Iphone. So it would have to be a “real” app (or a moded version of firefox) to work.
It seems that kind of stuff is not going to get accepted by Apple any time soon, though.


#10

Unfortunately Firefox is about 2500% slower than Chrome. For me at least.


#11

Send a complaint to discourse directly too so they can fix it properly.


#12

I’m conflicted because it’s easier to like something that you don’t mean to, but it also seems like I can take back my likes. Which is something I kind of wanted. Hmmm


#13

In a recent update they made it so that you can’t take a like back after (I think) a few minutes, if that’s what you mean


#14

Why would they do that…


#15

Someone pointed out that it’s the same way on Github, and a cofounder of Github is a cofounder of Discourse
I think it’s silly really


#16

This is really really great. Thank you Kumi!


#17

I could swear you were always able to do that. Or am I just confused?


#18

Kumi said it locks after a few minutes now. So maybe I am just indecisive and wait too long to try to take backsies usually.


#19

Updated to change the new empty hearts back to full hearts.