My personal opinion hasn't changed, I still feel it has it's uses where someone wants to agree with a previous post but doesn't have enough content to make a meaningful post of their own. That said there is very little "+1" style posting so the current policy is workingtheblackwatch said:From past experience too many people use it just to 'like' their friends comments. We don't need a backslapping button here and it is much better if people actually reply or respond to posts than merely liking them - as Lampshade points out it can result in people not actually contributing properly.
I quite agree. TBH, I'd prefer not to have one, because as well as the possibility of stifling the debate, there is the risk of a subconscious contest to get the most 'likes' for a post. I would not want to participate in something like that.I agree that if there is a like button then a majority of people won't reply to the posts, they will just 'like' it instead. A forum is completly different to social media outlets like facebook, a forum is there to discuss various aspects of things, whether the debate is a healthy one that's upto the people who reply to decide.