Feb 29, 2016 at 2:43 PM
I've seen this kind of option on other forums, so why not add it here?
If you can convince everyone else of your views then we will certainly turn it off. However while it sometimes may encourage shitposting, it also rewards long term participation. Shitposting has its own reward.I also think that the forums having had this stupid system where your posts get assignated an obscure quote + fanart for seemingly unexceptional posting count milestones (which is dumb, reaching, useless, takes space, further separates new from old users, and encourages shitposting), absolutely unchanging, through migrations, for years, is a complete joke when compared to some vague arguments for the refusal of a "like" system that encourages brevity and prevents page space pollution.
Long term participation is usually something that happens because people have things to say. I believe that encouraging the idea of "posting more" regardless of the content can only lead in a degradation of the average content quality, because:
"Oh yes I want to like this post but I have totally nothing to say about it" I think the result of that is clear.I mean when you quote a post, you can like it or dislike it or something, and the like/ dislike will appear on their post, but not on yours.