I remember certain member's getting a specific amount of "agrees" regardless of their posts, and also that my posts usually had more "disagrees" than "agrees" until they cut the amount of agrees a user could use per postandrew wrote:JET - do you not remember this on your old stomping ground? It was a joke and a popularity contest that crapped all over factual comments!
Go to crash.net and see what happens. Certain posters write facts which morons disagree (thumbs down) and it just makes the threads look like a shambles.JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:No you wont!andrew wrote:I'm not convinced and will certainly steer clear of this function.
This is a better idea. It's in our nature (on these forums) to disagree with certain things, but disagreement doesn't mean the thread or post should be marked down.Jeffsvilleusa wrote:It sounds like the wheels are in motion, but for what it's worth- If I could, I would push 'disagree' on the post proposing an 'agree/disagree' button.
Truth isn't decided democratically, ideas should stand or fall on their own merit. What we have now on the forum is people explaining their agreements or disagreements in subsequent posts, which does devolve sometimes, but on the other hand it leads to enlightening dialogue, what I suppose is the objective of the forum.
As a compromise (which for all I know is what is being implemented) how about just an 'agree' button, or like the facebook 'like' button, without the possibility to 'disagree.' As my brother put it, 'more wag, less bark.'