Simple concept really. See a post you agree strongly with, and click "Applaud this message" to add your recommendation to the total received. Not an original concept, this is probably the one thing the Yahoo message boards does right: http://post.news.messages.yahoo.com...bush_physical_1&.sig=71sIf9FDZ5vdTqzc0Kojtg-- Posters will NOT be allowed to sign in under various aliases to recommend their own posts. Any decent web-designer knows how to technologically prevent this. In addition, the ability to 'boo' a post can also be added. It would work in similar fashion to the 'recommend' feature, but clicking 'jeer this post' adds one's disapproval to a separate 'jeers' column. Every post will then be displayed along with the total number of recommendations and jeers it has received. Thoughts?