XF 1.4 Removing Likes count


We are looking for a way that members can like posts but that the likes do not get added to the author ... another words if 3 people clicked like on this post the post will show likes, but the likes will not be added to my profile. While I am not very knowledgeable about coding, it seems possible that there must be a "+1 to authors profile" type thing every time somebody clicks like that could possibly be removed? We would like it to all function the same, just not have it where likes become a competition, so likes highlight good posts as opposed to individual members. Any ideas or suggestions?


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It would require custom development to prevent the value incrementing.

The other option would be to remove all references to it in the templates by editing them and removing the relevant code.