Why I Have Reservations For Total Elimination Of The Like Button
I guess that we all would love to have more coins and if the recent update by elitecodex comes into effect, then yes, almost all our posts are going to generate more coins when compared to the coins they have generated under the current 'like system'.
I have randomly, gone through some of my posts and have realized that the number of views outnumber the number of likes. However, I have some reservations for total elimination of the like button and for the reasons below:
Not all posts require comment-feedback.
Truth be told, not every post requires a feedback. There are those posts which will just require someone to simply like it and move forward to other posts which will require real comment.
Removing the like button will encourage more comments on our profiles.
I foresee a scenario where if the like button is totally eliminated, then more people will resort to leaving comments on our profile pages, just to confirm or what I would call ' to alert us' that they have read our posts. And you can guess what will happen next, one person may end up leaving endless comments on others profiles, just to attract similar 'favors'.
It may slow down internal activity and may require another update.
When we focus on 'views' on our posts, then I guess that this might slow down on internal activity. This will encourage more sharing of our posts on social sites, while giving little focus on internal audience. Then the next challenge will be in identifying the number of views we get from different platforms.
Take an example where I post an article then share it out on Facebook and or Twitter, I guess that this will require another update from the site to enable us clearly identify and track the number of views which will come from different social sites......(this is my imagination).
Instead of eliminating the like button and doubling coins related to views, I guess that the best way to launch the proposed update would be by increasing the coins associated with views to 15 (15 coins per view / Instead of 20 coins per view), and then award the remaining 5 coins per like. This way, internal activity will be encouraged and at the same time, external activity will be rewarded.
What is your take on my proposal?