Comment on Upcoming changes to kudos

  1. Killua (hunter x hunter), with QEM cat

    I agree that kudos is a important feature - but they've later specified in this tweet .

    That this is very specifically so that we can keep leaving kudos - the kudos table is running out of room and without removing the duplicates and upgrading no one will be able to leave kudos at all.

    It's also possible - as many people have done, to just leave a comment saying kudos.

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    1. That information is really seems they're doing this in an effort to create more space but I can't imagine getting rid of the duplicates will make much difference in terms of space. I've only noticed a handful of duplicate kudos on my fics in the eight years I've been here. There are currently 6 million works so I estimate they'll free up space for about 12 million kudos (assuming every work has 2 duplicates which is probably an overestimation). Since 659 million kudos have been left over the last 10 years, that 12 million would only give 2 extra years of kudos space. Maybe I'm over-thinking it but if the kudos system isn't sustainable, I kind of wish they would get rid of it now and use that space for something else.

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      1. purple flowers

        The followup tweet explains a bit better—it’s sustainable. Getting rid of duplicates is just a side effect of the behind-the-scenes work they’re doing on it.

        ETA: Actually, this link explains it even better with more information:

        Last Edited Thu 12 Mar 2020 05:41AM EDT

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