Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
A like function specifically for threads, and not for individual posts, is what the thread rating function does...already present at the top of every thread.
Yes, but it's under-used, largely unknown and forgotten. It's a symptom of the human computer interface that your average user can't be bothered with a two click function.

Disregarding the negative vibe of giving a "terrible" rating could cause! I'd bet that more people would "like" a thread if a single click button were available, than currently "rate" it using the current system. As for "liking" comments, I can't see why that wouldn't work also.