Moving topic to Site, as it is a feature you think would be useful
I totally agree with you here. There have been many times I've wanted to be able to dislike something. I'm not sure if it can be added though due to the software used to run the site, but then again I've never seen the software.
Unfortunately, I also agree with Nyran. It could start some flaming. However, the idea of the little "would you like to add a dislike option," pretty much fixes that, although it could still lead to some flaming and bias.
Well I don't know, I dislike button would be readier then replying and saying "I disagree". But then again if someone gets 15 dislikes, there going to feel pretty bad and that may start some hatred. I'm in favor of not having a dislike button although it is a great idea.
Dislike buttons basically open up a whole flood of negative community output. The reason we have a like button is because we want to promote discussion. If you're going to just say "Yeah, I agree!" or "This so much" or whatnot, that doesn't really add to discussion. So there's and easy and clean way to say that via the like button.
However, if you disagree with something, you are much more likely to continue discussion in a lengthy post as to why you disagree. As a wise man once said, "controversy creates discussion". So in essence, if we gave you a dislike button, we take out the discussion aspect and give users an easy way out of explaining their viewpoint.
It also subjects things to popular opinions or other outside influences instead of the post content; not that that kind of thing won't happen anyways, but I don't see the need to encourage it.
Basically, adding a dislike button would go against what we made this forum for to begin with. We already have our videos so you can hear our points of view. We want to hear yours.
I didn't even know you COULD set up a poll if you weren't a Mod/Admin. The only polls I've seen are strawpolls.
On topic, if you also wanted to disagree but not do it in public you could use that one flag option that doesn't actually cast a flag, but allows you to message that user, or just straight up PM them. Now that I think about it, I think that if you can't explain why you disagree, you shouldn't really be disagreeing.