First, I don't see that it's thumbed down "so heavily," it's at zero right now. Was it in negative numbers at some point?
Second, I'll cop to giving it a thumbs down--two reasons:
a) I read it thru once and thought, "Yeah, that's about enough of that topic, I wouldn't want to read it again, I doubt anything new will be brought to the table. I might as well use the thumbs down the way I've seen Craven suggest numerous times
(!!)," namely, using it to remove a topic you aren't interested in from your view. I figgered we'd all be aware that it's not a popularity thing--I mean, it's been made clear that the idea is to customize your view so you don't have to scroll by topics you aren't interested in... I think we're all going to need to realize that the votes our topics get don't tell us anything about how people feel about us personally
. (Oh God, I can just imagine all the complaints we're gonna to be seeing from people who felt unpopular even on the old a2k, where there really was very little way of telling. Imagine how fussy people are going to get now that there are actual numbers
to complain about!
That's gonna get old.)
and b) I have PMS. It's just going to be a fact of life around here now: you're all going to have to deal with PMS voting from me. Once a month you'll probably ALL be on ignore. But at least now everyone will have something to commiserate with Mr. C about someday at an a2k meetup.