I just noticed that my "likes" are real close to my number of posts. For a minute I thought I should quit posting to see if I could get the likes number higher than my posts, like it was some sort of a measure of something real. Now that I think about it for a sec I realize how silly that is. I am not going to lie and say the likes are unimportant. I mean, they are not IMPORTANT, but I do like to have posts liked. It always feels good to have a post that a bunch of folks hit like on. Some sort of validation on your ideas or something. However really it does not matter if you like what I say or not. I dont have any intentions of adjusting my opinion to make it more likeable. I 'like" a lot of peoples stuff. Just about anytime something someone says jives with how I feel or I find it funny or compelling I will hit that "like" button. I never really thought much about how that person felt about it. I do it because it feels right to. Shows some kind of support without having to reply and say "Yeah! What He said!" I think the "like" button is one of the reasons why Northwest Firearms has a sense of continuity and community. I think it helps to establish a kind of kinship among us. I have noticed on other forums without a "like" button I often find myself disappointed I cant "like" a post. I dont have enough to say to warrant making a post, however I would like to make some sort of gesture showing agreement or support. Anyway I had kind of an Epiphany of sorts this morning when I saw how close my like/post ratio was this morning. Made me at least consider my position on the "like" button. I felt it necessary to make this post to draw your attention to how "liked" I was (that is probably closer to the truth than I'd like to admit, but I still am saying it to poke a little fun at how silly it is) So please dont like this post.