I plan on building a voting system for rating objects using a thumbs up or a thumbs down. The question is this does it entice users to vote more when viewing the total amount of votes represented as a percentage value or the total number of votes the object has?
Say for instance I upvote an object but the percentage does not immediately change due to the high volume of votes it has (80% of users vote 'yes' based on 40,0000 total votes).
The alternative would be that as soon as I upvote I see my contribution (40,001 total votes).
Regardless what is a better representation overall. I guess you can say the main objective is to give the overall community of users the absolute best representation in popularity of an object.