So, Favorite already went down. Not only here, but also on Twitter. Because of word definitions. And maybe a bit of this:
The only problem with that, in discourse, is that people tend to like (and thus incentivize) good answers. Not so much good questions or good topics. Conversation movers. The ladder, in cinema language, gets “smashed” down, in a way.
One “simple” technical way to resolve this would be when someone press like on a reply, it would also give cookies to the whole chain of posts it was replied to. This could help giving context to the summary view as well.
Another way is changing the mindset of people. Maybe by switching the to a , , or some kind of positive sign could work. Probably not. Point is, as someone who’s often being the ladder, I’d like to improve that system.
I do realize this is just a small gamification (plus to make a good summarize function) and that it was thought through a lot, many times. You’re probably aware of this issue, somehow.
I guess I just wanted to see this conversation being had here and maybe make an effort to collaborate!
Oh, oh I know! How about a “add reaction” button? A bit like in slack, but it could present less options for simpler usage. I’d love to see how that would pinout!