, jamie wrote

It also helps weed out BAD posts (like this one!) Smiley

If views are low - the thread is bad Dont waste your time

But you still have to go into the thread to know that it was bad. That's a view. A better mechanism would be a +1/-1 button and a count next to each thread (and it wouldn't be too bad...I'd bet there are far more sane people than trolls here).