It be a great change if A like button is available on forums and also for authors Items.
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If item bookmarks are made visible then it will be same as “like item”.
Social share buttons and fb like button is same as “like item”.
I’d like it if people could just like an item. There are other threads on the pros and cons of the 5-star rating system and we seem to ‘know’ that it is being abused. Likes would be a great alternative without the possibility of abuse.