Originally Posted by Tog
Because some want to use feedback points to indicate how bad their posts are so people won't listen to them.
Essentially it's like restaurants getting a grade for health and hanging it in the window. Or....people walking around with the same signs on that rates what they say.
So, you walk up to someone in the supermarket and they have a 'D' rating sign. You keep walking....unless...well...you know.
I think what we need is a poll to find out the main reasons people give feedback. Josh thinks people hit the thumbs up to show appreciation for high quality material about skiing, but in reality my guess is that most of us post to indicate agreement with a comment about another post, support and encouragement of someone having difficulties, appreciation of a joke or snarky comment, or congratulating someone on their damnable good fortune in being present on a powder day or on being generally awesome.
That's because this is just as much a skiing forum
as a skiing
forum. There's great high quality content here, but it's a community, and communities don't thrive just because there are admirable people doing great works; they thrive because we're invested in each other.
Ahem. Anyhow, we probably don't really need a poll. It's just that the way some of you talk about it, feedback is useless if it isn't driven by ski related content, but I guarantee you that won't be the complaint if you remove the feedback button.