MacRumors should really get rid of the whole Positive and Negative ratings for stories. The results of these polls are extremely ambiguous. For instance, minutes ago the Cisco story broke (Apple is being sued over the iPhone trademark) and the polls have indicated that people's opinion of the news is generally "negative." Are we displeased with Cisco? Displeased with Apple? Displeased with the quality of the story? The numbers are ambiguous. To further illustrate my point, earlier today a story about Time.com's and Pogue's impressions of the iPhone appeared. The ratings have again been generally negative. Are people reacting to Pogue's opinions, or are we truly displeased with the details of the iPhone as relayed by reporters? The numbers are ambiguous. In short, I feel that the rating statistic is usually useless and often misleading. MacRumors should do away with it. Your comments on the matter? I propose we take a poll, only this time let's be clear that "yes" means that you like the idea of ratings and "no" means you don't.