On the meta and the Discourse forum I’m part of, “likes received” no longer show up on other peoples’ profiles. On the old forum software we used and on with the Discourse software after we switched, I would frequently look at which users were getting the most likes and what they were doing good that I could improve on (my likes-received/post ratio used to be around 50% before I started doing that, but now it’s close to 1 like for every post). Ever since it was hidden from other peoples’ profiles, I haven’t really been able to do that easily – I’ve had to start jotting down posts I saw with a lot of likes manually and taking note of them.
We can already see the likes someone gets on their post, so I don’t understand why it’d need to be private on their profile. Was hiding it an intentional design choice or just the result of hiding the notifications tab on profiles?