*greets @ tommy* The stars method, is the current way to rate a thread. You can give it stars and the average stars will be shown in the list. The issue: Competition and idiots tend to rate down threads without a fair consideration of the content. You can unlikely keep up a 5 star thread over a long period, no matter how great the content may be. My suggestion: Change Star into Reps Users can add reputation to a thread, the more reputation the greater/brighter the star/stars or just shown as a golden number. This will change that people with high rep have more influence on a thread rating. And without enough reputation the "rate down" option can be removed, so it's less likely an idiot or any competition votes a thread down as those often do not have much rep by themself. A thread could start with the base reputation the member of it has.