Originally Posted by Andy Moore
What is the downside of implementing Thread Rating?
In my experience, although it sounds like a nice idea, it actually adds little or nothing to the usefulness of the site, becoming useless clutter.
That was why I asked if you could point out some sites where it works well, so I could see how they do it.
Each new version of vBulletin adds new "features", some of them are excellent (image resizing, the plug-in system, improved spam control etc), others just add things for the sake of it (thread icons are another "feature" that appears to serve little real purpose).
Requests to activate vBulletin features " because you can" are unlikely to get far. On the other hand if you can demonstrate that they will add something useful to the site then I'm much more likely to agree.