Completely Agree. Was thinking the same thing yesterday. We need a thumbs up/thumbs down system for posts. Have member only voting, possibly with a post amount requirement to be able to vote (Yes, Ironic coming from a lurker like myself.. lol) That way once a post reaches a set amount of thumbs down, it could be collapsed with a message like 'Post hidden due to low rating [show]'
I don't post very often, due to the fact that I have very little to add to the discussion, but I do enjoy reading developments on news stories, but sifting through up to 130 pages of flaming and idiotic arguments is getting rather annoying
I agree that this would be a very good method to deter trolling and flaming without having to recruit and train new mods. I understand that with ~30,000 total visitors to this site that you guys are extremely busy, and I believe this will help free up some time for you guys to approve articles and perform maintenance instead of babysitting annoying anons. It may take a while to implement, but I wholeheartedly support this idea.
Before you insult someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you are a mile away and you have their shoes!