Maybe instead of liking every comment you see, you could like those that have a positive impact on the conversation that you’re having, but if you are still running out of likes doing that, I would assume that you’re just incredibly active on the forum.
After all, you have 50 likes to use in a day, I personally think that’s a lot already; I rarely go past 10 likes per day just looking at my numbers in the last year.
Generally I manage not to use my likes up at all nowadays - Mostly because I have no group PMs in the IFC anymore.
I generally only give likes out when I either like something (duh moment), or to acknowledge that I’ve read a comment towards me. If you’re liking everything I’d suggest viewing what you’re liking and either 1. Move chats out of the IFC, and 2. Try to like more useful or important content.
I used to run out of likes every day, nothing was worse than ‘you’ve ran out of likes’
The point of having likes is not to use them as read receipts, at least not for me. I use it only on posts that have a positive contribution, or something that aligns with my opinions, and being honest, that’s how I think likes should be used.
Obviously, each user can do what they want with their likes, and I’m not going to stop them, but placing a limit does go a long way to try to keep the community looking for ways to positively engage rather than something that could be viewed as unproductive.
Moving away from the IFC, there are plenty of platforms that allows for general conversations to happen, think of Discord and Slack, for example. Definitely helps to allow you to like comments that you see, and have a more free flowing conversation without the limitations that Discourse has.
I’m confused (and hate to be a party pooper), but if I’m correct you make a topic explaining how you’re running out of likes and instead the simple solution of trying to acknowledge to use less of them you request for a whole new plethora of phrases? People can be interesting sometimes… Or that’s just me lol 🤷♂️
The purpose of the like feature is to avoid these vague responses you included as your solution, so these really go against what likes are for. Likes are not only to show agreement, but to also keep topics clean as a simple “that’s cool” doesn’t really provide anything worthy to most conversations and topics.
Likes also tend to hold more value when they are used sparingly. If you like every comment you see, it doesn’t have any value anymore. It can be compared to currency; the more that is produced, the less value a dollar, or any currency value, has. If you limit the posts that you like to the main ones you agree with, your likes will carry more weight
Also, don’t do this. There’s a 10 character limit for a reason. Bypassing this limit will result in your replies getting flagged as spam, which could lead to disciplinary action.