I must say that your posts, whether or not I agree with them, are some of the best reading on the site. While there are other writers who yield the same level of interesting content, yours are in the top percentile, regardless of the brownie points or darts thrown at the post. Sadly, I can't say I never gave out a Dislike. One user would throw a dislike at every post I made regardless of subject or content, 10+ in just a few minutes, and I finally wanted to see the effect of forcing them to put their shoes on backwards. So I sinned. I randomly selected their posts in random threads of random ages, did an experiment. I deployed a cluster munition of Dislikes (same number of Dislikes) in a very short time span. And they went ballistic. Seems those who enjoy the Dislike button the most, are the same folk who put a high value on them when on the receiving end. I hope the victim did not actually destroy their keyboard or monitor, or require hospitalization. Sincerely. But I 'sort' of apologize by them it was only a test of my hypothesis. But Likes can also be disturbing. I won't get deeply into it, because I'm sure the member meant no harm, but they would give me Likes constantly. And it's a little creepy to me personally. Not sure exactly why, but I'd rather have a Dislike for something that made somebody think, than a Like for something that wasn't really deserved. There is a not perfect system for approval ratings of posts on forum. Perfect systems do not exist.