Relocate the Like Button

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Lately I've been noticing a lot of submissions with positive feedback and high download counts but little to no likes. The ratio of likes to downloads is insanely low.



I believe this is due to 2 major causes. 

1. Users without accounts
2. The Like button is not near the User's field of focus when downloading a submission.

I'm posting this idea to propose a fix to issue number two.

If we were to relocate the Like button closer to the Download button, I feel a user who has made up his/her mind to download the content will be more likely to also drop a like since it'll be in their field of focus on the page while they go to click the Download button. 

If it were up to me I would put it between the Description module and the Files module like so.


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    The same issue used to exist before with ratings.

    I believe most people will read the mod title, check out the screenshots and if they like it will go straight to download. Most people will also scroll down to leave a comment and that will hide the buttons from view.

    The right-hand column was needed for the old ratings system since it provided multiple points to rate a submission over and that needed some space. But since we have moved on from ratings, a reconsideration could be made for the UX as well.

    So consider placing the entire submission stats module - all of the counts, likes button and subscribe button at a place where it is readily visible. A few suggestions come to my mind :-
    • We could place it above the download section, after the description where user will usually scroll down to - to either download or comment. This will group all submission-related actions together and there will be less back-and-forthing as well.
    • We could place it to the right of the submission title - like Github has the Star/Fork/Watch buttons. But it works well for Github because its' Clone/Download buttons are also right up there at the top.
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