Because instead of an upvote button it is now a heart icon that symbols a "Like" instead of a "vote".
Is it just me or do people "Like" opinions a lot less now?
What Girls Said 4
No, not just you. I've found even I have been liking posts significantly less now, although, for me, that's due to the removal of the downvote instead of the replacement of the upvote with a heart icon. I think it would be the same even if they replaced the like with an upvote, as long as they don't bring back the downvote as well.0
Yeah because you're not doing it to offset the down votes anymore.
I vote bringing down votes back.2
GaG needs to change it back, I miss down voting people because i'm a bitch, simple as that.0
Yeah I think so.0
What Guys Said 9
i noticed this from the beginning. i got tons of upvotes (and downvotes) and now, i'm lucky to get 2 likes in an answer.0
I've noticed the decrease in likes, too. I don't think it was simply coincidental with the removal of the downvote system. I think the two are related.0
There are some who ask questions where you make the effort to provide detailed answers to help them but the asker never bother to issue a "like". Seems like they are clueless on the matter from my understanding while others are courteous enough to provide "likes".0
I noticed that too. Agreed.0
the likes just suck compared to upvotes.0