Too many grumpies, including myself, on GeoExpat for dislike buttons to be of any productive use.
I remember the dislike function, I think they were called "the red and green blobs"
Whilst they were a bit OTT sometimes, they definitely also had their upsides.
I wanted to dislike OP for irony, but it seems there isn't such function. Wait that's actual irony
Wouldn't be workable these days, I suspect, given how much more argumentative and divisive the forum seems to be.
There's also the downside that the system probably encouraged even more groupthink back then.