The Thanks System was requested by users and we installed it. Since then, a few people who seem to believe that simply because they don't like a feature (or that the feature is susceptible to abuse) it should not be allowed. I disagree. Almost every feature on this site can be abused by the wrong person, or someone with malicious intent. You can spam threads, posts, pictures, PM's, etc. Obviously most of the regulars here see that this is wrong and use the features and tools as they were intended. Those that do not usually find themselves banned. Should the thanks system be any different? When used properly it is a valuable tool. You can search for posts by a certain user that other people have thanked him for... when this system is used properly those posts are generally going to be the ones with the most helpful information in them. When abused, the system becomes worthless. We are asking you to use the system as it is intended. If you don't like the system, don't use it... don't thank people for worthless posts. Don't thank people just to spam it up. You are ruining a feature for eveyrone else on the site that does use it and enjoy it. In the future, when we see rampant "thanks" being distributed or requested, we will nuke all the thanks that you have. There is no reason to try and bring down this feature simply because you personally don't like it. Please consider other people's needs and wants and don't put yourself before them. Respect the site and the goals we have here to build a friendly and helpful place... we'll all be better off for it.