I know that when down votes were removed, the admins didn't act to the complaints, which shows that they are unwilling to bring them back. I have a proposal: please remove voting altogether from forums. I'm saying this because with the absence of downvotes, it's very possible (and it happens) that misinformed comments get upvoted and they become relevant. Votes on comments cast a very strong initial impression on each comment, so if a comment that is incorrect or doesn't contribute to the discussion gets upvoted, there is just a greater sense of disorder. Since the admins don't want to add downvotes to balance them, please remove votes altogether because upvotes will just become redundant.