Back then dislike was a custom code add-on that I though off and then tinkered with. It took quite some time and effort to get it to work right. That code needs a re-write for this newer forum software. After its deployment then I stopped paying attention to it and just ignored if and what peopled disliked or what type of ranking a user got. If the community wants it back I am open to bring it back and also retain the old dislike data history.
There is a technical and efforts reason on my part why dislike went away but there is also my mindset that changed. It's that of seeking and surrounding myself with positivity.
There are two guys walking on the beach. One sees trash floating in the water the other sees the beautiful sunset in the horizon.
I thought it was a self policing device... If enough people disliked the crap you were spewing your post went dark.... I would have set it at ten dislikes.... but I'm a libtard...