Originally posted by Trev33
The whole point of the recommended posts page is to give the view a brief list of the interesting posts of the past week. The way the system is a post with 2 thumbs up and no thumbs down appears ahead of a post with 9 thumbs up and 8 thumbs down.
Which post would you rather read?
It is 'Recommended Posts', not 'Most Interesting Posts'.
A post with 8 thumbs down isn't really 'recommended' now, is it?
Also, controversy does not make a post 'interesting'.
No, the thumbs down is vital info. I see what you're trying to do here. Your aim is to remove any reason for voting thumbs down on any post. Why bother to vote it down if 9 morons can get together and vote a post up and get it on the page, despite 8 or 9 thumbs down votes?
Maybe you should just figure out how to write better posts, instead of relying on people with bad taste.