Originally Posted by JulzIsAuthentic
edit: must add that when i am on other forums now, i look for a +/- button or rep box...i like it, a lot. its so much easier than making a pointless post that says:
As much as I love the +/- capability, I kinda think that's just one reason that people aren't responding as much. If you agree or disagree with a post, all you have to do is click a button. Unless you're really compelled to explain why or elaborate further on the subject, you really don't have to do anything more.
Also, I find that a lot more members are saying silly things, in hopes that other members will + their posts. A lot of these things are just one-liners that hardly contribute to the topic of the thread or as Paul said, leads the thread off-topic, to the point where people can't even remember what the original post was about.