@murcs As the changes were contained in multiple commits, it may be easiest for you to wait for v1.16.2 (this Wednesday)
oh! great. just three days to wait. sounds fairly okay =;^)
Instead of the current Upvote - Downvote mechanic, I suggest having multiple "reactions" to a topic, for example:
All Users: Like, Dislike, Genius, Funny, Off-Topic, ...
Moderators/Admin: Promote/Stamp of Approval
The third feature actually already exists as a plugin haha http://community.nodebb.org/topic/744/nodebb-plugin-dwnvtr-downvoter-plugin
The reactions feature I've seen before, would be nice as a plugin
Post reactions would be a nice plugin