“Liking” a Post, and Post Promotions


Ricochet members may show their appreciation of fine writing and an interesting post by clicking the “Like this Post” button, which appears at the bottom of each post.

Once a post accumulates at least [recommend_threshold] “Likes,” it will automatically appear on the “Recommended by Members” feed, which can be accessed by hovering over the “Member Feed” menu item and selecting the drop-down. All member posts with enough “Likes,” whether restricted to the Member Feed or eligible for the Main Feed, will appear on this list, which remains behind the member paywall, and provides a convenient, chronologically-organized view of the most “Liked” member posts.

Editors will review the Recommended Feed daily and eligible posts will be promoted to the Ricochet Main Feed.

It is the expectation of Ricochet’s administrators, editors, and moderators that the majority of “Recommended by Members” posts will be promoted to the Main Feed after editorial review. However, there are several reasons a post may not be promoted:

  • The post has been marked, by its author, as a Member Feed-only post.
  • The post appears to pit members against each other, portrays the site in a negative and unhelpful light, or violates the Code of Conduct (in which case, other action may be taken).
  • The editors have closed the comments, either temporarily, or permanently, due to repeated Code of Conduct violations or other behavior that the editors deem unsuitable for promotion. (In this case, the post will be disabled from promotion to the Main Feed, and will also be removed from the “Recommended by Members” feed).

In all cases, the decision of the editors is final, although the writer of the original post may revise it if desired. To bring attention to the revisions, the author may @mention one of the editors in a comment or (preferably) send one of them a private message.


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