foxfire wrote :
The whole thing of 'voting down' still bugs me despite all the explanations offered in defense of it. When there is absolutely no distinction between 'disapproval' and 'lack of interest' there is no way to know which is being expressed. I would think this would have a chilling effect on newbies who saw their thread--one that probably would have attracted modest interest--receiving massive negative votes immediately.
i fully agree with foxfire !!!
if this feature would have been available when i started posting on a2k ,
i don't think i would have lasted long .
are a2k'ers really so busy that they can't simply bypass posters or threads they don't care for ?
if some users feel so strongly about keeping "their" version" of a2k free from just "run-of-the-mill" users , perhaps they need their own separate website so they don't have to associate with "the ordinary people" .
as mctag said : "POWER TO THE PEOPLE ! "
(i'm beginning to understand what the "untouchables" must feel like )