oo, you know what i just realised and remembered. we don't actually rate threads that much anymore. how about more points for a higer rating. that will get people rating threads again and make people come up with better threads.
i'm not sure about AG's idea there, it could work, but then spamming could just go up when people realise that less effort needs to be done to get more points. it may sound stupid to you, but not teh spammers, they won't get that they would actually be spamming more then if more effort was involved to get more points. i know someone out there knows what i'm talking about.