I failed to see the purpose in the smite, it seemed to add a negative spin to the forum. I am going to look into a "like" feature, as I think that would bring more positive discussion and reward the folks that have good ideas and points.
As always, it may not please everyone. Though I do think few will miss it.
Somewhere over North Carolina.....
I very much like it without getting smitted. In everyday usage I never run accross the word smite. It seems like a hate crime. Of course I could never just say this if "smite" was around but I've tested it and tried making a 100% positive remark -- like "I'm sure Canon will be always be producing competitive products" and I was still getting smited. Appearently it looks like some people will smite for some kind of personal enjoyment. This forum would be much better served without it. If people feel that strong against something that has been said against a fellow photographer, then I feel they should be able to say it on the forum where their comments can also be responded to. Much like a letter to the editor, I may not agree with the point of the writer but I do want to hear and understand your point of view.
After all, if I only wanted my point of view, why participate in the forum at all. I do to share my knowledge in hopes of getting other photographers point of view.
I would like to see a spell check imbeded into the reply because my "raw" spelling is pretty bad and I know I'm not alone. It also would help to see a quick profile (thumbnail) of users experience, type of photographer (general, city, fashion, studio, landscape, nature, bird, ...) film, digital, or both, and basic cameras/lenses that a photographer uses. Perhaps that could be in a box or underneath the posters reply. I notice that some people seem to have it but I can't figure out how to add it to my profile. Could any help me?