I feel that the “thumbs up or thumbs down” way of rating a squawk should be reformatted. I’ve noticed many good reads and informative squawks with over 10 negative votes. In most cases these squawks were given a “thumbs down” because it was sad news. For example: a current squawk, “Bi-plane Crashes at California Air Show”, is sitting at -7 thumbs. I totally understand giving it a thumbs down because you’re then stating, “It’s sad that a pilot died”. However, when a squawk receives thumbs down it never makes it the Popular Squawks page, FA main page, or in the newsletter. Therefore a sad article that contains great information will only be seen by few and for a short time.
So I propose that FA switch the rating to something like, “Vote Up or Vote Down”. Or award points to a relevant squawk, example: A statement that reads, “Is this squawk interesting?” then you can click “yes” or “no” and your relative points will be added or subtracted.
Do you all have any other ideas?