LOVE the news thumbs up/down options!
In the right hands these options have some benefits. That said, DPR forums are a playground for a diverse group of folks, many of which channel their inner demons when online. It is quite evident in many forums.
Recently, after posting an unremarkable comment, the OP sent me a private text threatening me. WTF is wrong with these people? I'll tell you, it's the anonymous nature of the Internet. And the forum world is frought with those who are jerks, straight and simple. Many of them on here and now they have another toy to annoy.
The forum experience in DPR has devolved from an exchange of ideas and information to a place where the disenfranchised work to be a disruptive force.
I am looking for another forum to hang at and get my photo talk fix.