I`ve just found this post and may be jumping on board here a bit late.
However, I`ve got to say what I think.
Up until a couple of days ago, I really didn`t have a need for a rating system. I`ve just found a young lady on here who helped me and I wanted to reward her by showing my support.
When I`m reading a post....if it interests me, I continue reading it. If it doesn`t, I go onto the next one. Plain and simple. I don`t care to bash or set on a pedestal one person or another just because they`ve said something I may or may not agree with nor if I like how they say it. I feel it`s irrelevent to the purpose of the forums.
How about this? Have a little thing which has been suggested to where you can leave typed feedback for others but make sure it has only positive things to say about the person. Is this forum not here to help people with their issues and to bring up their spirits? I`ve just read an article concerning maintaining a winning attitude. One way to keep a winning attitude is surround yourself with winners. Sometimes when one person doesn`t get something from what another says, does not mean someone else won`t.
Then you have some who just love to debate regardless of topic, regardless of right and wrong, regardless of common sense. Maybe you guys need to do what I did on my forum once. I produced a War Room for people`s debates. It was the only place allowed on the forums someone could verbally attack someone else. So if you`ve got a beef, sound off in the War Room but let`s just get on with our lives outside.