I haven’y used these forms very much obviously so excuse the lack of knowing how to put something in a quote box.
“I thought that that was partially the point of the ratings, to allow people to vote whether they agree with the comment at hand or not.”
That is the misunderstanding I was pointing out in the intial post. The way they have the rating system setup is that + means that you like the comment/found it helpful. BUT the – is that the comment is inappropriate/offense/spam it is NOT setup to be used as a “I disagree with what that guy said” button. That is why it hides the comment at -3 so that people can quickly get offensive/spam posts hidden so that others won’t have to see those types of posts. It is not there to for you click on because someone posted a viable comment but you disagree with his opinion.
So thank you for helping show the misunderstanding of the system.