Here in our Snowdrift.coop Community instance of Discourse, we offer these reactions on each post:
“appreciate” as the primary reaction
an extra set of reactions under a button (via the Retort plugin) combined with custom emoji settings:
Those names show on cursor-hover when used on a post.
Beside these, there are a whole range of emojis, but the only way to use others is within a full reply post.
We chose "appreciate" for being more neutral and flexible than Discourse's default and "like". Those love/like terms too often push people to present implications they don't want to make. Appreciation captures a wider range of cases while still expressing sincere, human connection. ↩︎