Many Face­book users have wished for a dislike-button. But the biggest social net­work on the planet obvi­ously doesn’t want to start click-fights for pop­u­lar­ity: “If you love some­thing, like it — if you don’t let it go”. I’ll try a dif­fer­ent approach and offer you the full binary options aka the two basic emo­tions: I encour­age all read­ers to use the new “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” sym­bols below every sin­gle com­ment to express their opinion:

Comment Rating

Com­ments which receive many likes are graph­i­cally high­lighted. I found Com­ment Rat­ing by Bob King and instantly loved it. After a short test-drive I bought the pro ver­sion — actu­ally, I always do when I find use­ful plu­g­ins, whether I need the extra func­tion­al­ity or not. After all, it’s just a nice way of telling a plugin-author that you dig his work.

Com­ment rat­ings are more than a nice com­mu­nity gim­mick: it’s a great approach for crowd-sourcing com­ment mod­er­a­tion on pop­u­lar blogs. Also, the pro ver­sion comes with a handy wid­get which lists the most pop­u­lar com­ments. So here’s my mes­sage to you, dear reader: don’t keep your opin­ion to your­self: com­ment, vote and give me a thumbs-up (or down)!