marcush. wrote:I think the possibility to rate posts and maybe even threads is potentially a good thing ...
to get rid of those fanboy things is something that needs attention and I have to confess I do fall into the trap again and again
No it wont, people will abuse this.
For example, if we are in a discussion and there comes a moron arround, that kind of thinks he is right with everything and you tell him he is wrong he will simply just thumb down all of these posts of the discussion, just because he wants to be right.
I have seen it on a different forum too, a much more active forum, here they introduced it too. The Admins there decided to run it for 3 months and then evaluate it, the system was removed after a month or so because it was being abused like hell.
I personally Am in for a subforum for the fanboy bullcrap which does not show up in the homepage or in the 'new posts' search. But I am scared these great guys do not know about the existence and will just keep going on like they do now.
I am also pretty much in on a week ban for example for fanboy posts, 1 time okay, second time warn, third time a weeks ban