Forgive a sad old man, but... what's the function of 'likes' in the context of FTC? I get Reddit has up and down votes to sort of crowd-source stuff that's interesting and hide stuff that isn't. I get why facebook has a similar mechanism. But why do we use them here? Is it meant to surface the most 'liked' posts when searching archives? Is there a homepage that we're not using that would push the posts with the most likes to the front (useful for VERY large, busy boards)?
I don't have facebook, or twitter, or any of the big social media bits, and I've never ever 'liked' anything.
So... should I start or something?