Why Cooldown won't have a "Like" button

Hi all,

It's pretty common to see like buttons on every website we go to these days.

I received a few requests here to add a like button or thanks button as well; however, I'd like to put my foot down early by saying Cooldown will not add like buttons to posts. Don't get me wrong, social media can be great and energizing when done correctly, but like buttons demand social approval in a way that makes it much more difficult to engage in sensible conversations. Cooldown's objective is to have an open dialog with other members - and so I encourage members to start conversations to show their appreciation rather than just spamming "thanks" or "like" on posts.

Thanks for your understanding. I'm always looking for feedback, so continue to reach out to me for suggestions / improvements.

Best Regards,
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