I'll jump-in on this one...
First, I think it's appropriate at this time to give Larry the webmaster a well-deserved pat on the back. Not that he's never gotten those before, but THANK YOU LARRY for your continued work on this website. I don't get on here or post on here as much as I once did, but I do appreciate all your work and the fact that at times you have to dip into your own pocket to keep this going. With that in mind, I will let you know that I do plan on making a small donation in the near future. Happy Holidays.
Secondly, regarding the like/dislike feature. I think the feature is okay as long as it is not abused...and I sadly admit that I am guilty of having done so a little. More on that in a minute.
I think the measure of using code to determine whether one is over-disliking is fair, and I also think adding the link which shows who liked/disliked a post is good. If you dislike a post when nobody else (or few others) did, then you should be able to explain why, rather than just dislike it because you want to be a jerk/troll to them and pick on them out of spite...and NO, I do not agree that limiting a person's ability to "dislike" is censorship. Censorship would be if Larry actually went-in and edited a person's post. Aside from a small number of instances where he's deleted spam posts or troll posts where the poster went a bit too far, he doesn't censor as far as I know.
On that note, AMORETTE ALLISON, I now offer this apology to you:
There was an instance earlier this year where you expressed your opinion on either religion or the Presidential race - you said something I found quite objectionable - and I went on a bit of a tear at that moment and thumbed-down several of your posts without even reading them because of what you said in the one. That was childish on my part and I am sorry.
That sort of abuse of the "dislike" privilege is specifically what Larry is trying to prevent and I was guilty of abusing it in that instance. Because of your anti-religious and political leanings you have opinions that I often disagree with, but I cannot overlook the many contributions you have made to the Miles City community in may ways, including as the "town historian" and writer for the Star newspaper among others. You do back your posts with a lot of facts. Also, your brother Bart is a good friend of mine/former co-worker in the radio business and the principal of my alma mater. The fact that you're his sister also crossed my mind when I paused to think about what I was doing.
In the words of Evelyn Beatrice Hall (coincidentally, my youngest daughter's name is Evelyn Beatrice Pius, but I digress): "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it", or at the very least, I should just agree to disagree and let it be.