In my " observant" opinion post votes are often a non-entity on some exceedingly great threads.
Anyway my questions are:-
A) who are the " opinion votes" designed for?
B) what % of the board can't use opinion votes? ( lurkers may make up the majority of the board)
C) can " opinion votes" be negative on the young or new posters who start an O.P but luck knowledge on their sincere, well intended but none-the-less "ignorant" questions?
D) What % of posters contribute to the board based on ego and the satisfaction of positive feedback?
E) When I was a witness the congregation survived by everyone " voting" yes to a mandate. So maybe a poster can feel afraid challenging positive votes, even if he/ she feels a negative vote more warranted?
F) This is an ex J.W site, and possibly biased so many witnesses visiting here doubting may find the negative feedback they receive away of saying this site is demonic?
I could go on all day with this, but my personal opinion is a great O.P and a great comment doesn't need to be judged as positive or negative, it stands and survives on its own merit. Does that opinion deserve a red thumb?