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Implement reactions for top level posts

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Reiterating my request on the original reactions proposal, please allow the ability to set up reactions for top level posts as well. Quoting from that request,

If reactions are able to be added to these sort of 'questions', we can have "Reproduced"/"Not Reproduced" for bug reports instead of the odd and frankly non-constructive upvotes/downvotes we have for them right now, and people can add their OS and browser information in the additional comments.

This second section is slightly dated, but the concept still applies (just replace 'answer' with 'comment thread', and the reactions would prompt you for a comment as well.

For community proposals, this can also replace the current awkward system of Monica creating an 'answer' for people to comment their interest/possible activity on; instead, people would react with "Interested", "Would be active on", or "Not-interested", for example.

[feature-request]s also get downvoted for reasons that I can't understand.

I have had my feature requests downvoted for reasons such as: 'It is probably difficult to implement', 'There exist workarounds', or 'there are more important things to do, so I'll downvote to decrease this suggestion's priority' (???). However, I, personally do not think those are valid reasons to downvote a suggestion - I would only downvote if I think that a suggestion is harmful in some way.

Reactions would help by letting people react "Non-essential", for example, instead of flat out downvoting, the latter of which signals (to me, and I assume others) a bad suggestion, not a low-priority one.

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This is already possible with the current implementation. You don't see reactions on questions at the moment because questions are limited to only question-specific reaction types, and no communities (yet) have any reactions set up as question-specific. If we want reactions like these for questions, we can have them.

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