Originally Posted by Emm
Don't you find it tends to end up as a popularity contest?
Not really. (there's a code for doing that too, though... LOL)
The way it gets used on my site is just like LR suggested, when you want to tell someone that you like or agree with their post, but you dot' want to make a separate post that says "I like that". All the "Like/Dislike" code does is eliminate simple approval or disapproval posts.