I'm looking at the Forem's API specifically for building a DEV.to integration. I noticed that the article object has two fields related to two reactions:
public_reactions_count. I'm not sure what's the difference between the two, but I'm looking for another metric: the unique number of users who reacted to the article. I want to estimate the popularity of a given article, and total reactions can be tricky because one user can react multiple times.