It's certainly an interesting idea. We actually trialled something like this a couple of seasons back. Unfortunately it rewards popularity of opinion and goes against the philosophy of the forum where every opinion is equal, and the forum benefits from more diverse opinions rather than more popular ones. As such, it's unlikely to come back.
BTW I've noticed some posts where users regard their reactions to posts ratio as a means of how popular their posting history is. Do note that is certainly not the case(or more accurately, we do not use it in that manner). That "reaction score" is skewed as we also trialled a feature (some may remember) where negative reactions was used to auto moderate the posts of fellow members. It worked to an extent (mostly spam) but we have moved on from that method.
Reporting a post works far better for those scenarios, and there's less tit for tat in giving negative reactions as a result. Also the community has matured in understanding what is acceptable on certain threads (I.e. recruitment) than say 4/5 years ago. So thanks to all.
Probably best time before the season starts to say thank you to all of you in how you all post in some threads. From time to time we do allow some slack, unless there's a continuation of offtopic posts. Be ontopic and you won't have any moderation issues.
And don't get offended if your posts get deleted. It's not such a big deal.
Also prob a good time to mention there won't be many change in features this season for a variety of reasons(mostly outside of our control). This includes no "dark theme". There will be a large overhaul at the end of this season though.