Theoretically, yes. But that's not why I hesitate.
I know the thanks mod would be perfect. The problem is that mods are designed to fit into the default template and that mod requires lots of changes to the default phpbb template. When I first made DS, I decided to use a custom template. I wish I had known about the problems it would cause.
Doing the thanks mod now would mean figuring out where the template changes are in the default template, dig through the custom template to find the corresponding location, and hope it doesn't take 5000 tries for each change.
Because of that (and other reasons), I'd like to do a clean install and revert to the default template. But that means restyling that template (the whole f-ing forum) so it matches the rest of the site and reinstalling mods.
Oh, and yesterday I found out the section in the admin panel that I would use to change the template is broken. So I have to fix it or find out how to manually change the template first.
I'd actually love to have likes/faves/whatever on everything. But when it comes down to it, reverting templates won't bring more people to DS and I don't think the difference between having a set number of points and community votes is worth the unfortunate hassle it would become.
EDIT: Okay, I thought about it last night and decided just to start the shift. I started working on taking the default template and am going to try to style it to match the rest of the site.
However, I'm only going to do bits and pieces here and there. I have no clue how long it will be. Weeks? Months? I dunno. We shall see.