We just disabled the ability to up/down vote specific posts within a thread.
For now, its an experiment - but if people like it we'll leave it that way.
Up/Down voting in threads was created to give us the data necessary to rank/sort/filter posts based on quality. These views were never finished, and the culture around voting became a signal of whether you agree with the post or not vs. how good it was. That was never the intended purpose... if you want to agree with someone, post up and state your opinion.
The plans for different thread sorting options and filtering were brought up with the community in various discussions and every time they were met with bitter opposition.
Add those two items together and we just made the call to disable them to see what happens.
**This thread was edited on Aug 4th 2016 at 12:37:43pm