With the strong opposition from the Forums team to add a rule to limit post and/or like boosting, another solution to prevent the low-quality posts that are being spammed on the forums is to remove the post and like counter from displaying publicly. I'm not going to provide screenshots of the posts I'm referring to because it's been done by myself and others multiple times, but if you go on the forums for more than 5 minutes I'm sure you know what sort of posts I'm referring to. Those that are posted simply to boost a number. When I want to read a discussion I don't want to spend half my time reading posts like those when I could be reading some really interesting viewpoints on the topic of the thread. It frankly has been the reason I try my best to avoid the forums nowadays as I feel a lot of it is a waste of time. While I know some people don't think the counter and these actions are related, the number of people I see who spam low-quality posts or get their friends to spam like them to then brag about their like/post ratio or number of likes/posts they have is ridiculous. There is a direct correlation there, else why would they be bragging about achieving a certain amount of posts as soon as they achieve it, almost if they were posting largely to just reach that milestone. So, why not just remove the counter? That way, people are only replying and liking things they actually want to, and not just doing it to see a number rise on their screen and a sense of competition. While I know this is not the best solution, I think if you've been apart of this discussion anytime in the past two years you're aware that the best solution, adding in rules for people who do these things, is not going to happen. Thus, I'm suggesting this as the best alternative to try and reduce the amount of low-quality, spamming posts that add nothing to this forum. To quote the lovely @cerns from a year ago, "It would be really nice to see the forums have quality posts again, but I do think the only way to promote that is to remove any sort of competition. Meaning no post and like stats, anywhere. I think people get too excited about the idea of getting some sort of title and forget about the fact that people don't want to read their drivel posts and would rather read quality ideas. This idea needs to be implemented because it is an extreme issue and frankly it has driven me, and many other people away from the forums." Note: I know this isn't going to fix the issue a lot of you have, only a post-boosting rule can. Though, since that 100% is not happening, the alternative is to do nothing. Hence, I do think this would at least help somewhat, and definitely help more if nothing changes.