Excluding Likes from a Forum

In the ACP, I see I can configure an individual node to _not_ count towards total messages.

Is it possible to do the same thing with Likes? We have a forum with limited access to a few users and and it's been suggested we exclude this from our totals.

Thanks in advance.

Good name there, @Steve F. :)

I don't suppose there's a way to make all the current Likes of a forum disappear? Perhaps it's a task I could give our developer - don't know how much interaction among the various tables in the database there is for something like this ...


Steve F

Well-known member
I'm not sure if there is a way of doing it through an SQL query. You can hide the current likes with CSS if you want.

Rich (BB code):
.node2 .message .likesSummary {
        display: none;
Change the red number to correspond to the node id on your site.
My concern isn't so much to hide them as to make them not count in the total we'd use for figuring trophy points. My users have asked for a better user title ladder, and they want to include Likes or perhaps only base it on Likes, but they are concerned that the small number of users in some very active forums skews the results.

Thank you for the conversation here, btw.