to JMRouse: but what about all the people who will like the half naked women in the appreciation threads? or the stupidity in the pink tie/panera threads. liking that and having that among the most popular threads/comments on the site would be a little embarrassing and weird, wouldnt it? I was just speaking in general terms of how a system like this could be used on a web forum like SF. There seemed to be a lot of confusion on what a "like" system is and how it could be used. You bring up a good point, but I would guess that the mods would have the ability to prevent that from happening if it does. They would still have full moderation controls, I am sure. Plus, I suspect DT would be left out of the loop in this area.