I am curious why the Rating system is there. Not complaining, understand, or even suggesting it should, or should not be done. it has been my observation that regardless of what the subject is, there is almost an automatic 6 negatives, like it the factory default or something. Out of curiosity, I have inquired about why some seemingly benign threads received negative votes. The responses were varied and (many) confusing. Was there ever an attempt to apply criteria to the ratings? Just curious.