I don't mind likes or giving them.Before I joined this forum many years ago, I was a regular poster on the old Rapture Ready Forum. On that forum, there were no “likes” to click on, so when I joined this forum, I did not pay attention nor use the like button. Soon after joining this forum, a few long time members private messaged me, (yes, at one time we did have that capability) and explained how likes work. I understood, and now the reason I use likes is if I read a comment, and agree, then I like it. That way, when others read, they know who agrees, or disagrees with comments.
Over the last 1-2 years, I have noted more members than not dont ever, or rarely hit the like button. IMO, utilizing the like button aides the thread.
No, Im not asking for more likes for me, I already have too many.
Its just my opinion, but I truly believe the like button enhances the conversation.
I would prefer direct communications though.