I think although abused rating system should be brought back with perhaps minimal priveleges for the mods to use it and sculpt their own forum according to their own image. (And sometimes right after I posted a new thread I had my fair share of GOOD arrows so it's not as if I am bitter or anything.) Ratings kept the checks and balances of the forum and I wonder if there can be something like the answers.yahoo.com part where you get certain thumbs up and certain number of thumbs down.....
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem,
Sed libera nos a malo. Amen.