View Full Version : Can we add a "no thanks" button? :)

03-07-2008, 02:02 PM
I love the fact that we can add a thanks for someone that creates a useful post. Is there any way that we can add something to deter people from making useless comments? I know that there is an obvious risk of abuse, but maybe we can make it so that a certain amount of people have to say that it's a bad comment before it does something negative. Maybe that's too much negativity for the site and I'm going in the wrong direction, but it might be a way to limit the irrational, ignorant, and sometimes plain dumb comments that people make.

Just a thought.

03-07-2008, 02:13 PM
I don't believe that would be overly helpful. The Rep systems, which do much of the same thing, turns into popularity contest and add little to the site IMO.

03-07-2008, 02:27 PM
The rep system and the thread star rating system is widely misused and abused by posters with personal agendas.

The thanks feature is purely constructive and encourages members to make good posts.

If you dont like someones posts the most logical thing to do is to avoid that persons thread and posts or put them in your ignore list

03-07-2008, 03:13 PM
Agreed. I just thought that it might deter people from useless posts, but I even pointed out in my original message that I could see where it could be abused.

Like I said, I was just throwing it out there. Thanks for the input.