I think you need to get rid of the "popular" tag on posts, or at least increase the rating required to get it.
Since this board removed the minus sign, no one is allowed to express a negative opinion and have it reflect on the post rating. Therefore, somebody makes a retarded post, 5 people like it, and 750 people hate it, but it doesn't matter, those 5 people that +ed it will make it read "Popular" with a star.
To me that's stupid, I think it needs to be changed, because usually it doesn't reflect the true opinion of the people posting, I regularly see "popular" posts getting torn apart by 50 posts afterward, but because 5 people liked it and the other 300 aren't allowed to express their negative opinion, the post shows as "popular", which it isn't.
That, or bring back the minus sign. It really is stupid in my opinion to allow ratings, but only allow rating up. I'm sure most people can take it if their post got a minus, if they can't, they really don't belong on the internet. Either way, most of the time the "popular" tag does not reflect at all the post's popularity.
Edited by schneider, 29 March 2013 - 04:39 PM.