LOL! I made the opposite assumption of your wife…I gave EVERYONE 50 claps in the beginning, not wanting to be rude and just feeling really generous. But, after I read more about the formula, I realized that I was cheapening my claps. Now I give 1–3 for a good article, 4–8 for a great article, and up to 11 for things I absolutely adore. I’ve decided not to go over 11 on any article, so that my claps remain valuable.