Originally Posted by Boss-Hog
I understand all that, and I certainly don't disagree. What are your personal thoughts of the "thanks" implementation when someone likes/appreciates a post another makes without any sort of visible counter of the number of "thanks" one has accrued? If I understand your stance, you don't think this is needed, either, right?
I'm not entirely opposed to any reputation system if loopholes could be closed and it served a legitimate function beyond simply reputation. But obviously the loopholes are enormous and I'm nut sure with the upcoming merger, it will serve a purpose. I just worry there would be too much biting an clawing at one another if we start handing out rep points again, as people start being consumed with ratings.
That said, to answer your question, while a 'like' system might be unnecessary, I do think there's at least a little more redeeming value in that system as it's only based on applauding good posts rather than trying to denigrate unpopular opinions/posters. It seems to me like it would be about propping the good posts/posters up rather than trying to tear others down. I think that would be a more conducive system if we implement any sort of rep.