In a move we will almost surely regret, AST has activated the post rating feature on the message board. So now, when something someone wrote makes you laugh out loud, or contains the answer to a question you've wondered about for years, you can click the button and let that person know you appreciate them! And yes, you can also voice your disapproval with the button. Just, please, don't abuse it... or each other.
Have at it, taste-makers!