I'll bet Ox had no idea how profound the impact was to be when he added the like and (esp) dislike options. A like is many things. It's acknowledging of a good post and a poster you personally like, someone you TEND to agree with. Sometimes, too, it's a means of encouragement, esp when that person just got a dislike. It can even be a political tool, a way to coalesce support. It's a very powerful and yet subtle tool. A dislike for the most part is a cold-blooded dagger, a big dis put on display. Almost like showboating. It feels personal, it feels dirty. If you're the one giving it out, it lets the recipient know you mean business. Don't eff with me or there are more coming behind it. I give out a lot of likes and very few dislikes. Law hands out a ton of dislikes, like he's trying to scold someone or simply say he disagrees or just be a jerk. I usually just shrug or laugh when he gives me a dislike. With him it's become a badge of honor. This is obviously a vitally important offseason topic and I really need your input. What motivates you to hand out likes and dislikes? And if you give this post a dislike, I'm going after you with a full set of poison daggers.