The net-balance of thumbs up or down system is a mistake in itself, because it doesn't actually show how many people voted thumbs up or thumbs down, it just shows a balance. I'm not interested in a balance. If I go through the trouble of posting art images or gifs, I don't care how many people oppose the post. I just want to know that some people reinforce my post and make it worthwhile to post at all, otherwise, why should I go through the trouble?
That's the way it was done on Abuzz. Each up or down vote was tallied independent of each other.
Being in the majority is irrelevant, but it's nice to know that at least one person in the world supports your position or creation. I think of Mahler the composer, whose music was rejected during his lifetime and still is by many people, perhaps even the majority, but so what. If just one person realizes the greatness of his music then that's sufficient.
I have read a few good ideas and suggestions presented by A2K members on this topic.
I have also read some of the pros and cons to those suggestions and ideas.
Personally, I believe that coluber2001
suggestion is the best idea I've seen presented on this topic.
I am curious to know what other A2K members think of coluber2001
1. Do you concur that this idea is the best idea presented?
2. Or do you feel that this isn't the best idea presented?
3. What is your favorite suggestion?
4. Do you prefer to keep everything the way it is now?