Recommend/pan posts and comments
Short, concise description of the idea
Users should have the ability to Recommend and maybe also Pan, posts and comments.
Full description of the idea
Each post or comment would have a Rec or Pan link. Recs and pans would be tallied and displayed.
What's more, comments could be sorted by Recs. This is a powerful function to get to the best intellectual content quickly.
- Sometimes just Rec'ing a post/comment is better than an "I agree" followup. Recs reward good posters, increase interactivity, and encourage a higher quality of post.
- Pans are not as beneficial, but might be useful as well.
- Check out the Rec function, and the ability to sort by Recs, at www.investorvillage.com. It's under flat threading, but it would work here as well.
- Recs sometimes create the tendency to skip posts with low recs. Sorry, dem's the breaks.