Originally Posted by arn
Are you of the opinion that such a system not better than what we have now?
Yes I am for the reasons I mentioned. Using the vote buttons to in effect moderate is allowing the same people who are causing the problem to pick the winners and losers in the forums. It needs to be an unbiased third party (mod) who makes these decisions.
I agree there has been somewhat of a decrease in civility in the forums, but I don't think vote buttons is the answer.
Some of this I think is cyclical and related to Apple product intros. There looked like a lot of new users who came along with the 4S release for example.