Hi Nick, mine seem to be OK, although I get the impression that there are fewer, but that's alright with me.
Actually I just put my foot in it. The ones under the likes are different from those of the smiles.
Dunno why, but every your post look so worthy to me. Why? Maybe because you have name "Boss" (namesake) . Maybe because you are really boss here. Maybe because your posts are so rare (at least for time I'm here). I guess little bit have with our similar looks on geopolitics ( considering that from little info I could get from your messages.)
Or maybe I'm just asslicker. Joking of course. True asslicker would never said that to you. I really don't like that kind of business and I guess is pretty common occupation in army. (Is it, guys?). It's acceptable (sometimes) only if it's really, really moderate, barely noticeable and maybe for a greater purpose .
Excluding that narrow gap, I really do hate toadyism in every form. I don't like to do it myself and I don't like to receive it in any form.
When I notice that someone "licking ass" to me, for some personal benefit, he (or she) are immediately going down on my "personality scale". I believe that everyone who truly believe in "Honneur et Fidélité" (with or without FFL connected to it) should react in same manner!
Anyway Boss, many of us would like to have you at least little bit more with us. "New" members as me don't know anything about you. If you don't have a time maybe someone from "old forum guard" wants to write something about you. Many of us are willing to hear that.