We are of the age group that prefer face to face contact and find communication by social media uncomfortable. We were also taught from a very early age to show respect and if we had nothing positive to say then say nothing.
Our own personal preference would be for the down vote button to be disabled - this would not stop others from showing their appreciation but would would lead to fewer situations where 'misunderstandings' can occur. Alternatively, the down button should only be available when attached to a 'known user' comment.
As for your comments we are very appreciative. Your own contributions to this community are beyond reproach and for that reason alone you deserve respect.
Rant Over !!!
On a more positive note we would like to explain our own objectives in contributing to this community. Q2A is a fantastic piece of software and on a personal level we would prefer any further developments to focus on keeping things as simple as possible. If we want further functionality/plugins we would prefer to go down the Wordpress route - so for that reason we wanted a range of themes to match those available in Wordpress.
Our objective - if possible - was to produce a qa-styles.css sheet and qa-theme.php file that could be used as a template for all Wordpress theme conversions (give or take a few minor modifications) and chose Iconic One, Responsive, Customizr and Advantage as starter themes to develop.
Iconic One was our first and surprisingly gave few problems - but we released the beta version too soon. Working on Responsive and modifying the qa-styles.css sheet revealed changes that also had to be made to the Iconic One style sheet. When we released Responsive, we then went on to work on Customizr ... and this revealed even more changes that had to be made to both Iconic One and Responsive. To be completely honest we think there must be almost 25% - 50% of the content of qa-style.css that we cannot find a use for.
We have further releases for Iconic One and Responsive and will post those when we have the beta version of Customizr ready.
Thanks again for your kind comments - we only wish others would use the down vote with more thought and care.
We would welcome constructive comments and invite anyone to have a go at improving our initial efforts.
Monty and Bex