OK - I know we've had similar "voting" options discussed in the past, and I know from other discussions that many people enjoy hearing "thank you."
So why not combine the two? I ran into this feature in another message board at: androidforums.com/android-applications/74754…
On each post it has a "thanks" link and running count of how many times the person has been thanked.
I'm thinking this would be kind of cool on here - except without the running totals being shown in public - just on the member's profile. But each post could still say how many times it was "thanked."
This way a person could 'thank' a poster without having to bump the thread up, etc.
What do you think?