There's some primal lizard-brain thing in us that loves watching numbers go up. I'm all for judicious indulgence of such baser instincts, but I appreciate having structural barriers to making it comparable (& therefore competitive) at a personal level; I think that's where it can start becoming unhealthy for individual people and for the community in general. Reactions to a single post act both as psychological reward and as selective environmental pressure. Metrics like aggregate "karma" or follower count don't have much use beyond making a popularity contest out of things. I'm glad they haven't been implemented and hope they continue not to be.
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