Do you Rate each Thread after reading it? There is a little box on each thread that allows you to give it a worst to excellent rating and this helps other users know the 'worth' of a thread's content.
The rating can then be seen on the Board's Index.
Key: Two step process for Rating a Thread: click on "Thread Options" button and in the drop down menu select to Vote, that's all.
"Though the enemy be stronger in numbers, we may prevent him from fighting. Scheme so as to discover his plans and the likelihood of their success." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Yes, I try to do it when I remember, I notice the views increase when you take the time to rate each thread.
I must apologize, because I forget to do that :-/ I don't think I've ever rated a thread, even my own! Shame on me! I'll try to remember...
I have never rated a thread since on the forum. I guess I should try to make a better effort to do this, but personally I would prefer to rate individuals (charisma) than the entire thread.
I have found while viewing a Board that my eyes tend to fall on higher rated threads than those that are not rated or rated very low, hence I try to rate well threads that I think should have emphasis and 'demote' threads that aren't very thought provoking.
Not only don't I generally rate threads, I don't pay any attention to how others have rated them either. I read them for myself and decide if I am interested. The title plays a big role in whether or not I read them as well as on what board they are located.
I, too, prefer to rate the person who created the thread or made the good post through charisma.
Where can we see how a thread is rated? I have rated a few threads myself, but never found a thread's rating.
The board index (where use all the threads within a specific board) has a column called 'rating' that shows a red bar. If you are using the Dial-Up skin then you will not see this.