I come here periodically and, very often, an interesting thread is already several pages long when I come across it. A good example is the one currently open about tattoos interfering with the Watch which is at 17 pages. As I start reading, it's comment after comment like "tattoogate", "I wonder why?" and "It's Obama's fault." And then, of course, there's the tit-for-tat arguments between users. As a viewer, it's difficult to get a flavour of the genuine comments, concerns and feedback without sifting through all the 420 comments. And so to my idea - rather than the vote system being a pointless and arbitrary '+1', each thread should have a slider so it only shows comments with a certain number of votes or more. That way people's vote would count and the votes would have some use.