Before Facebook introduce it, how about a Dislike button.
Alternatively, how about an Emotion button where the emotion invoked in the reader equates to a positive, zero or negative score towards the status:
... and add a few Reputation Levels in the negative :-)
> some method of marking a post as unhelpful, or maybe argumentative, so that contribution points were not awarded
Maybe I missed the memo, but under the old forum rules, the OP could award 1 "correct" answer (4 points) and up to 2 "helpful" answers (2 points each). Nobody else could award any points. Further, the OP can cancel those assignments if he / she decides the answer wasn't up to snuff. If those rules are still in force (and I don't know whether they are or not), do we want to give others the ability to override the OP's decision?
What am I missing here?
Mike, you *can* add LIKE (which add points -to the postee-). And i & g, there are several emoticons that are NOT positive:
Thanks, Bev. I did miss the memo.