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There would be good and bad in it. It could potentially help to point out good, recent posts.
Some of my opinions have changed somewhat since I joined this website (only slightly, and mostly surrounding the value/hassle tradeoff of travel points and the number of cards I can handle). A lot of the community's advice that was once good is no longer valid due to changes in card programs. If a heavily praised post becomes outdated and inaccurate, does that praise mislead future readers?
Should there also be a downvote system? Bad advice can hurt more than good advice can help, and I've seen some really awful advice here. I've been guilty of a few "if I was a creditor..." comments, as well as one time I talked out of my *$$ thinking I understood what constituted malpractice on the part of a lawyer. I'm sure there have been other things.*** Mostly I've tried to point out the limits of my knowledge.
One very elaborate solution would be some sort of "Admire" system, where you can see who is thanking whom. If one person I admire thanks another person I admire for a particular post, then that absolutely matters to me. If one person I don't admire thanks another person I don't admire for advice, then I wouldn't put the same value on that.
***There was also a time I posted without realizing how complex state CC surcharge rules could be. Still, my average is pretty good.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech