I agreed with you, but it got me curious. I started poking around, Check out the descriptions for the various levels:
Member: Granted invitations, group messaging, more likes
Regular: Granted recategorize, rename, followed links, wiki, more likes
Leader: Granted global edit, pin, close, archive, split and merge, more likes
Looks like “likes” are indeed a currency. I am surprised. I did a little more research and it looks like it is an adjustable setting, but I didn’t find where that setting was.
Thanks for all the good info in the next post too!