I'm considering putting some of the solutions/workarounds I have used on GitHub but need to remember where I found various code snippets for attribution purposes.
We need to answer the questions that are asked of us rather than respond to what we think they should be. We can become caught up in an idea and pushing an agenda, even if we don't mean to, under the guise of being helpful.
Moved my "Likes and Replies" code to a basic plugin and uploaded to a GitHub repository. I see a multi-post journey in my future as I learn how to add an options page and make it configurable.