Comment on Upcoming changes to kudos

  1. purple flowers

    I remember when people first thought of making the Archive, there were a lot of discussions about how things should work. Some authors were opposed to having any sort of kudos or like button at all (LiveJournal had been hosting fics without likes for years by then) because they thought people might come to rely on it too much and get out of the habit of commenting on fics they liked. The one kudos per fic rule was a compromise in between being able to leave them on every chapter and not having them at all, or giving authors the option to disable them.

    Of course most people these days are fine with the current system, but if you want to reopen the discussion just be prepared for more points of view to pop back up than you might anticipate.

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    1. people might come to rely on it too much and get out of the habit of commenting on fics they liked — which has negatively impacted a number of fandoms!

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