The Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down, with resulting + - is the beginning of what I asked for a decade ago.
Forums characteristically order content by what's newest, which never struck me as ideal - if I watched movies by whatever is newest I'd have Aladdin (2019) at the top of the list. But it's not at the top of my lists, or yours, probably. So I asked for a way for members to rate content, so that they could see most often the content that is most liked, rather than whatever thread has the latest bitter poltical argument.
There were some difficulties technically with what I asked for, but it was technologically easy to rate people, so I went with that. Then in an attempt to automate moderation to a degree, I added the Vote Down, too. Then, stupidly, I aggregated them. Then I made all voting hidden. It was ill conceived, and ultimately wasn't overwhelmingly popular, and it's my fault.
On the Save the OG thread, a number of people asked for technology to identify good content; this is the first step. If it's adopted by you, there is a lot we will be doing with it. But I don't want to build some big thing and have it be wrong again. So we are approaching this incrementally, starting with the basics - let us know what you like:
•If you like content give it a thumbs up; and,
***EDIT WHAT"S IMMEDIATELY BELOW IN ITALICS WAS STUPID AND WRONG***
•If you think content violates the Terms of Service, give it a thumbs down.
Going forward, if you like what a site member posts, give it a Thumbs Up. If you don't like what someone posts, give it a Thumbs Down. Note please this is not a vote on a person, it's a vote on what the person posted. This process is transparent; all votes can be viewed by all at - https://www.mixedmartialarts.com/votes
TOS violations will be dealt with some other way, separate to this Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down process.