And the forum really need the like button too.
No, no it doesn't. It had Upvotes and Downvotes long, long ago. I removed them due to a similar level of toxicity displayed on Reddit. You gain the ire of a few groups of users and your posts will never see the light of day regardless of how constructive they might be.
Express agreement and positivity through actions and replies, not a button.
Well, that could be essentially avoided by adding a "Thanks" button only.
Instead of letting users impact posts in a negative fashion, they would be left with the choice of either giving a positive remark, or simply ignore it altogether. The option to write a negative response would still be there, but it would not really affect the post's image in a way it shouldn't.
I remember there being a lot of addons for SMF that could fulfill that role as well.
On a more on-topíc note, great work so far!
I'm definitely glad to see so many people who know a great deal of lore-related stuff that I had no idea about, it feels I'm learning a lot about this game in the process.
Keep it up, everyone!