Whenever I go to an announcement post, I’m interested in extra info that is asked by some people and answered by engineers or whoever knows the answer. The thing is, each and every announcement post is bloated with useless replies that no one benefits from.
Replies that usually just express a user’s feeling about this update. No offense, but no one really cares what you think about this update. Announcement posts ends up getting cluttered with these sort of replies, and salvaging info gets harder.
The forum is not a place where you farm likes.
I suggest making replying to announcement posts regular-only. It’s true that some regulars also reply with useless replies, but the majority of the forum is members, which are usually the ones making these sort of replies. If a member wants to ask a question or report a bug about a new announcement, well he can use #help-and-feedback:scripting-support or #platform-feedback instead.