I went through this thread again and couldn't find anyone making such claims - but it's always a good strategy to strawman the opposition's opinion into absurdity! Yeah... so? Is your need for validation really so big that having made that post stating your opinion does not make you happy, and only when others respond positively by taking the time and clicking a button you can be at ease? If so, then what if you make a quality post with an unpopular opinion and still don't get any likes? Or will you just avoid saying unpopular things now? O_O And what do you make of that knowledge? In the past, when nobody responded to your comment it would be: "Oh well, guess it wasn't that interesting to people." - now you may get 0 upvotes while people below you, disagreeing with you get 90 upvotes and you'll be like: "Oh, I wish I knew why people don't agree or disagree with my point. If only they took the time to formulate their opinion instead of just clicking a button!" I don't see how that's better than before, to me it sounds like it will leave WAY more questions for everybody who's not the one making the post that agrees with the popular opinion.