Post Rating System (THUMBS!!!) -- The Verdict is IN post 171; polls are closed!
EDITED TO ADD: Based on feedback received, we removed the negative ratings, and the notification system to make the rating system less obtrusive. Feel free to continue to comment here about the changes.
We can always tweak things down the road again, but this set-up should be less polarizing! :)
Now that folks have had a lot of time to see it in action, please weigh in with your feelings/thoughts on the post rating system. Preliminary feedback indicates that folks are at least OK with the thumbs up, but don't like the thumbs down, so we will probably be getting rid of the thumbs down.
We want folks to be able to officially weigh in on a poll however before we do anything. Feel free to add comments to elaborate on your answer or provide additional feedback.
A heads up in advance that we'd already attempted to return the "Notifications" system back to the way the PM inbox worked before in the old software (i.e. not tie in the notifications for thumbs) before the update was released, and it was not something that could be easily stripped from the new software. We can look into modifying the code further if feedback warrants it.
I probably won't hit on the "perfect" poll option to express everyone's sentiments, so just pick as close as possible and feel free to elaborate on the thread.