Idea to have a "Like" button beside posts Hi everyone, I have an idea similar to something that Facebook does. I know that bringing up Facebook on this forum is dicey, so I probably just shouldn't have mentioned it. I think it would be a cool idea to give the option to "Like" a post for a couple of reasons: 1) A lot of debates go on in these threads and it would be nice to allow people to contribute by supporting an already existing post, while not cluttering the thread with redundancies. This like button could also subscribe a person to a thread, as they have expressed interest but not seen the opportunity to contribute something new. 2) It would help people read through threads and catch up to speed. Often I see interesting threads that are already 20-30 posts in and it's a toss-up whether or not I want to read through it all before I post. Showing the likes beside a post would allow me to more efficiently gather the essence of the thread, and read through the posts more integral to the discussion. 3) I think that it is a good form of recognition. A lot of members here put obvious effort, thought, and organization into their posts; this would be an easy way of thanking them and showing them support for their work. 4) These likes could also be used as encouragement for people new to the forum to become more involved, and more thorough in their posts. It could also be cool to have a monthly leaderboard of the members who received the most likes. There could obviously be rules in place like you are only allotted a certain amount of likes per month (so people can't spam them), and maybe give PF contributors, mentors, and admins more likes because I'm sure they will not abuse them. Anyways, these are just some thoughts. Let me know what you guys think!