….and some forums have enormous great lists of names of people who 'liked' every blooming post.Lots of forums have that feature, and it seems to work well.
Sorry, cross posted with lou1661, who makes a good clear argument
We had huge issues with a like/ rep button in the past. It became an enormous headache for the mods and totally discouraged many others. It became sycophantic with a generally troublesome group of folks pretty much abusing it and being Liked for truly stupid things, just to boost their rep count.
So, the final decision was that the forum thrives on conversation. It only takes a moment to type a few works of agreement or approval/disapproval, or discussion, and it encourages others to post and no Like or Rep button.
Those who had the highest rep counts (earned, not artificially boosted) just shrugged and said they were fine with it, so no problems.
Like this you mean?I'm fine with it as Like, I use another forum with it and it works fine. You know, see a pic of Fenna with a pink spork, no comment is needed, but a Like the post just gives a nod in its direction. I'm fairly sure John is not going to be lapping up the love and becoming egotistical, but will accept the nudge in good humour. As an example of course.