The commonly deployed technique among seasoned Medium writes of calibrating the number of claps to a response within a comment thread, depending on several factors, but primarily whether we wish to prolong the discussion or let it taper off and die.
The precise formula for clapdeescalation is:
The (very rarely used) opposite of clapdeescalation, meaning the gradual increase in number of claps as a comment thread progresses, is, of course, clapscalation.
Practice makes perfect. To internalize this technique, apply it to the comments section below.
previously on Questionable Opposites: