Ask made these changes to make voting more meaningful and to help promote helpful answers. We're promoting the most helpful answer on the page by moving it to the top just beneath the answer. That way, it?s the first thing people see when they click on the question. We're only showing helpful votes in profiles because we want to encourage people to post helpful answers.
Now we will have to be more proactive in the comments instead of just giving a thumbs up to the answers we like. Or we could just ignore the whole thing. Maybe this is an effort to serious up a little ???