On April 15th, I’m going to switch on likes for 30 days. On May 15th, I’m going to turn them off for 30 days. On June 15th, we’ll figure out whether to keep them. The idea is to try them for a bit, see how it goes, see how we feel once they’re gone, and then make a call.
I kind of want this to be up to you guys. I’m not interested in running the forum by fiat, which is why we have spoiler tags I still don’t like spoiler tags. But on this issue, I want to give you all a heads up that if I feel strongly about how and whether they affect conversations, I might just say “well, we tried, but I really don’t like how it turned out and we’re not going to have likes”.
In other words, sometimes I might run the forum by fiat and this might be one of those times. But let’s at least give it a try and see how it goes.
So the question I have for you guys is this: Would it be better if folks were limited to a certain number of likes per day? Discourse has that as a feature and the idea is to instill a like with value by limiting the supply. If so, how many? Ten? More? Fewer? Or do you guys think likes should simply be unlimited?