I voted, I don't care. But if there was an "I don't care that much" choice, I would have voted for that. It's not a big deal to me, but it reminds me of the reader comments after Yahoo news articles, which are filled with so much ignorant comment that I feel degraded just by reading them. It reminds me of something that appeals to the lowest common denominator in our society. Like opinion polls being reported as news, with factual information only of secondary importance. But that might only be because I associated with low quality news sources and pet videos on Utube.
Having said that, there's no real harm in it. It's just has kind of cheesy feel about it IMO. And when I do give a comment a "like," in the back of my mind, I often wonder why. Well, it says I liked the comment, but it doesn't really add anything to the conversation.
Someone said in the interest of balance, we should have a "Don't like" button. I would like to propose a "Don't care" button, and possibly even a "Don't give a shit" button, too.
How about this? When a person doesn't get a high enough percentage of "likes" from others, the mods should ban him/her from the forum. Later he can get reinstated during a probationary period where he has to click the "like" button a sufficient number of times to show that he sincerely likes everyone and he's worthy of being allowed in the forum again.
Maybe I'm missing the whole point here. What's the purpose of the button again?