One thing I find lacking here (compared to slack / matrix / FB and Discord) is the ability to react with more than one type of “like”.
I do not need the full-emoji-set (although that’s a nice/fun feature). For me, there are specifically two kinds of “likes” that I feel handicapped if I do not have a way to distinguish between.
Reaction I call “like” and use the symbol: means “I liked this post, I would be happy to see more like this”. In most cases (for me) this is synonymous with “I learned something interesting from it” (because that’s why I’m here. Forum that has nothing to teach me is generally boring).
Reaction I call “agree” or “+1”, and use the symbol: means “I agree with this”, and often used to show support (if we also have the reverse , then we can use it for voting).
For me there is almost no overlap between these two reactions, except maybe in the case of jokes (that’s because if I totally agree with something, most likely I did not learn anything new from it. echo-chambers are boring).
The problem is, that if I have only one “like”, I have no way to show support. One solution would be to respond with a short message that says “+1”. However here it does not work, because my response would not appear under to the original comment. Sometimes way below…
On the other hand, when I do “like” a message, people might wrongly assume that I agree with everything written there, which is often incorrect. I might like the style, interesting information or reference that was included, some new idea that was suggested, while still strongly disagreeing with some of the content.