Rationale: I personally don't like it when threads have lots of brief "shout out" replies for the purpose of acknowledgment or expressing approval. Short replies like: cool lol woot etc... I prefer replies to be more substantial. It occurred to me that the "like" system in XF serves a similar purpose as these kinds of posts. But "liking" a post is not expressive enough for most people so they still post a shout out. Suggestion: Add a very brief comment field for "likes" (maybe 20 characters). Then display the likes and their comments inline with the liked post. The likes would have to be fully expanded and immediately viewable in the post in order to be expressive enough to serve their purpose. edit - Enigma has a very good similar suggestion in this post: http://xenforo.com/community/thread...omments-for-shout-outs.1657/page-2#post-23080 Intended result: Hopefully that would result in threads like this: post 1 - substantial content liked by user a - cool liked by user b - lol liked by user c - wootpost 2 - substantial content post 3 - substantial content As opposed to this: post 1 - substantial content post 2 - cool post 3 - lol post 4 - woot post 5 - substantial content post 6 - substantial content Basically you would be channeling these brief shout outs into the like system where they would be better organized under the target post. They would also detract less from the entire thread because they wouldn't be presented as full replies.