Just now finding out the new multiple clap regime is tied to a writer pay program. Still will maintain my 1 clap system though because multiple claps to me suggests I’m treating the person like a needy child. Also feels like I’m cheating: “vote early and vote often”. It also masks the number of people who actually like the piece: 200 claps may suggest only 4 likes! To truly rank degrees of likability, perhaps a 1–5 star system would better tease out both the actual count of likes and the degree of likability.