YouTube is considering changes to the dislike button.
The goal is to prevent dislike mobs from abusing the feature on some videos. Options on the table include requiring an explanation for a dislike, turning off rating counts, or just removing dislikes entirely.
The company says the options have drawbacks but it wants to get some ideas out there in the search for possible solutions. The biggest concern over dislikes is they may discourage creators from posting to the site.