Oh I didn’t realize that! That will better inform my efforts. I though I was at least able to show affirmation for others. How disappointing.
I have not counted them either, but it seems that the system does, and there is no way to know how many you used, or have left, unless you keep hashmarks.
I guess is is just more invisible data collection, like the moderators.
Invisible non-personal controllers.
No the more popular you are, the more you are alloted.
Your 'track record" now is all based upon popularity and social (peer) support. The more “likes” your posts get, the more popular you are, and the more “advances” you get, and the more “likes” you get to have.
Honestly, I don’t know. I guess it is because they don’t want members working for a specific goal (to get the privilege of more likes) but to comply with the somewhat inexplicable “rules”, gain popularity, and advance without knowing for sure how it happened.
No, one of the things I miss about the old forum.
I didn’t either until I kept getting annoying messages that I was "out of likes’. It is absurd, really. What could possibly be the purpose for preventing members from affirming other members?
You can, but you have no frame of reference. You are not allowed to know how many you need to acquire to attain social advancement and obtain a higher quota of likes. That part is a secret.