I have just deployed an update to add rating bars to Forum threads. If you haven't already
noticed, it's at the bottom of the page when reading a thread.
You may remember that we launched a new rating system earlier this summer that uses Up/Down ratings instead of a 10 point scale. This seemingly small change has allowed us to more accurately find the best content on NS, and we think that Forum threads should be no different. For now no changes are being made to how the forums look or work, we are simply beginning by gathering ratings. We encourage you to rate threads as you read them.
We'd like to say that we do not intend to change how the forums work, you’ll forever be able to read/post/claim/complain/etc, but we are just adding a new layer on top of that. We want to give you more options for finding the content you really want to read, or find quality discussion you may have just skipped over before, and these additions are just a first step.
Thanks for reading!