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    • It means that a post made you think about it, or you need more time to think about it. On desktop you can hover over any reaction and the tooltip will show up with describing its meaning:

    • One thing I’ve noticed is that people tend to default to clicking whatever the first emoji response was. Analysis paralysis or β€œtoo many jams to choose from”?

      I think it would be extremely cool if the emojis in the drop down menu were listed in order of frequency usage. I suspect the making Maths Fun panelists, future panelists new to Cake, and new users alike will appreciate a short list of the most frequently used emojis on Cake. Liking via emoji is, in essence, learning a new vocabulary. There are still some emojis on that list that have me bemused and curious as to their meaning. (I access Cake via my iPhone so no desktop hover for instant definitions when liking.)

    • Great insight, apm!

      We picked a πŸ™‚ "smile" reaction and put it upfront to help in choice paralysis. We played around with having the πŸ€” "thinking" reaction as our default since it is being used often as well. As for elevating "frequently used" reactions above the other reactions, it is on our to do list but it has to compete with all other improvements and missing features.

      Is there another emoji you think should be first? What are your favorite emojis to use on Cake?

    • I really really like that you guys want user feedback. And at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I absolutely love Cake as is. All of my suggestions are tweaks rather than β€œwhat was the team thinking?” overhauls.

      Sometimes, I want to express β€œthat was a really amazing idea and I need to spend some time thinking about it before I respond.” Sometimes, I read something and I want to express β€œI’m not sure what to make of this.” In both scenarios, the only option is πŸ€”.

      The emojis that I use most often are

      πŸ™‚ (IMHO, a good default choice)

      πŸ™ƒ for when I’m amused

      πŸ‘ agree with the user’s point

      🎯 ultimate compliment, brilliant and on-target post

      πŸ‘ for when the user has said something moving, meaningful or has done a kindness for another user

      ❀️ Response to sadness experienced by a user. Sympathy/compassion

      😱. OMG!

      😳 omg

      πŸš€ I have no idea what the official use is, however, I use it as step above a thumbs up. Or just to change things up when πŸ™‚ is feeling like a mechanical response.

    • Is there another emoji you think should be first? What are your favorite emojis to use on Cake?

      Can I vote again? πŸ™‚

      I think the smiley face is a great default.

      My favorite emojis to use on Cake? These are my current favorites:

      β€οΈπŸ€£πŸ‘ŠπŸ™ŒπŸŽ― πŸŽ‚ 😒

      Suggestions for new emojis:

      Add πŸ’‘ for brilliant idea

      Replace poop with warning ⚠️

      Remove πŸ’₯

    • These are great suggestions, apm! πŸ’‘

      Let me run these by the team when they come back from the holidays.

      I’ll post an update once we talk this over. πŸ˜‰