1 Proteus 5 years ago Just reminding everyone of the ability to vote up individual POSTS. It's right there at the bottom of each post, along with the "!" to report a post as being useless or obnoxious. I use both buttons frequently. I find that I want to vote up a member, but when I click to vote him up, his total doesn't increase. That means I've voted him up before, and we can each just vote each other up once. BUT ... I can reward and show my appreciation for his post by voting IT up. And so I do. Moreover, sometimes a guy who often just pisses me off says something I really like, or says something I don't like exceptionally well, or provides useful information or a unique perspective. I like to recognize such posts. I don't understand why we don't use this tool more often. It's a better way for us to tell each other what we like about our contributions, as it's more specific. Unless someone tells me (and please don't), I can't tell if I've been voted up for attempts at humor, posting pics, posting sound samples, being really good-looking, or my politics. See what I mean? Voting up the POST instead of the member might make more meaningful seals of approval. And remember, when a post frosts your cornflakes, hit the "!". Enough of us do that, and it collapses. And something else - what happens to those extra attempts to vote up someone we've already voted up? Do they have ANY value? Like if a guy gets 10 extra revotes or something, does he get another gold star? Or is it just ignored? Enquiring minds want to know, that's all.