You may or may not be aware that there is a little heart icon below every post?
You’re awareness may extend to the fact that when you click that heart icon the person who wrote the post gets a notification to say you appreciated them taking the time and effort to share their experiences.
You may also be aware ( or not) that this software spends a lot of its energies collating the likes and will give you and the recipient badges when you reach various thresholds.
Progressing through the trust levels to unlock more features depends on you giving and receiving likes!!
It’s built into the software that features are only available when you meet criteria related to participation
One of the thresholds though is a you can’t like anything more today because you’ve used all your likes up.
Why, in this forum there should be a cap on the number of likes that one can give in 24 hours doesn’t make sense to me and a few of the folk I’ve been talking to.
It’s a parameter the admin members of staff - I guess that means Clement @MSGAdmin - can raise and I believe remove.
Perhaps if you have an objection or are in support of removing the cap on likes you’ll add a comment?
I’m assuming the will be a few people in support of removing and no people in support of retaining and that admin might be influenced therefore to facilitate so that those people who ran out of them no longer have to ration how they apply likes & can splurge love around more widely than currently
Sorry that the limit on interaction is an annoyance to some but these are put in place to discourage bot attacks which are capable of spreading love at an alarming rate. As a team we are down to one and a half at the moment so not all requests may be actioned straight away. We are however, taking note of all your comments and feeding that into planned improvements.
Well I guess if you consider it trivia you won’t have an opinion on whether it gets changed will you Bobby. The world is full of people with different opinions and different sensitivities to different things and what doesn’t matter to you does matter to others and vice versa. I thought a great benefit of this community was tolerance
@KGB running out of likes won’t have penalised you in any fashion other than that you can’t say to other people that you enjoyed and appreciated the time that they spent putting a reply together or that the degree of engagement and inclusion you wanted to show was temporarily halted. It won’t have prejudiced your move through the TLs
@MSGAdmin I don’t think bot attack and like limit are particularly germain here are they? To like a post you have to be a registered user. A registered user who is a bot intent on being a black hat or other bad actor would get spotted pretty quickly by this community don’t you think- and if in the meantime it came out a few hundred or thousand likes would anything be deeply compromised?
there may be communities in which the like limit serves good purpose but I don’t think it’s serves purpose in this community. There has been discussion of it in meta and I haven’t seen any cautionary tales that would suggest we are risking anything by removing the limitation…
Thanks for adding it to the backlog. How do we get it groomed and prioritised?
And your free to exercise your preferences
And the normally you do it very well
if you haven’t got material reasoning then Perhaps resist expressing some thing that constrains others so as to be in the spirit of making the community as inclusively rewarding for as many as possible
@MSGAdmin could you perhaps moderate to split the discussion of goblins and preferences out so that the original thread OP of making users aware of features that are built into the core software again becomes obvious and not diluted by the off topic contributions?