- May 20, 2020
As a person who has gotten most likes, I can tell you that I have not written a single post to get likes. And I don't think anyone else is either.
The purpose of a like is to show agreement instead of posting a "+1" or "I agree with that" like we used to do with forum software that didn't have such a feature.
Yes, it is also a reward system but after the fact. I sometime see a lot of likes for something I wrote much later, giving me a feeling that it resonated with the people.
Key here is that having more likes doesn't get you anything. No new privileges, no indication that you are more right than someone else, etc.
In that sense, I think a thread like this creates some bad feelings as much as I like having the data that it shows. It makes people think if they don't have as many likes, there may be something wrong with their contributions. In reality if you post a lot, you will get more likes. Such is the case with me. So let's not judge the darn thing. It just a quick way to say "I agree." or "thank you."
well, you're in a unique position, aren't you? It's clear that you don't share your measurements solely for the purpose of garnering likes. And these measurements undeniably attract attention, much like magnets.
By the way, the posts I made in this topic are not emotionally driven. I'm simply engaging in an exchange of thoughts here. I genuinely don't care. The only thing I sometimes feel is that likes can provide more feedback on subsequent posts. Let's say two people write the same post, one being from a popular person and the other not. The reaction will be different. But I could be imagining things here, or this effect could indeed exist but its influence is rather small. Anyway, I agree and thank you.