They are really annoying. We've removed them from the home page. Now lot's remove them from the posts. I thought that they would be a good idea at first, but now I don't think that? Why? 1) It's childish. This is a forum of adults and teenagers, not Kindergarden, let's try to act our own ages. 2) Any "anti-Apple" opinion gets a million arrow downs. Here is an example of how this would happen. Okay, I know it's not that extreme in most cases, but I've seen stuff similar to this since the vote buttons have been added. Here is a real example of this type of action. 3) People can rate there own posts. Cheating the system = ... not really. (See if no one has voted on this thread besides me, that Up vote is from me.) 4) Maybe if arn doesn't want it completely removed we can be like Facebook, a like button, no dislike button. I'll post anymore ideas as I think of them.