A system by which users can individually vote on items. Often used to determine a consensus on the quality or correctness of an item.

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How to influence effect of single vote on a like/dislike bar?

I'm making a simple rating system, just like youtube has: This works great if you have a big userbase, but it's too sensitive with just a few votes. Say the first vote is down, no green bar will be ...
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Require users to sign up or login to upvote or downvote review items on a user-generated content site?

I'm trying to get more people to rate products on a video game ratings and review website. Will allowing non registered users to upvote/downvote the reviews increase engagement and sign ups? in other ...
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What UX is appropriate for alternative voting on a PC and Mobile device?

I need to design a UX that allows for IRV or alternative voting (aka ranked vote) These illustrations were the first concepts I've encountered. . Has anyone come across a UX for IRV voting that ...
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How do you deal with voting scores after edits?

I have an application where users can vote on the accuracy of certain item information. For example, users could vote on if the address/location of an organization is correct or not. Users can also ...
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Use of color for YouTube voting buttons

I am try to learn good UI design and have been looking through examples like YouTube to see how and why they do things. The design behind the voting buttons is confusing me. When the up vote button ...
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How does the YouTube 2014 voting system work? [closed]

As of this post, YouTube users on the site to upvote/downvote comments below videos. What confuses me is that the # of upvotes are visible while downvotes aren't ever visible. What advantage does it ...
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Percent vs. Numeric Values for Voting Systems

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 ...
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How to create a fair voting system for a feature request database?

On my product website, I'd like a public feature request database. Users can vote on feature requests by upvoting. People can vote on as many features as they like. The problem is, there are around ...
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How best to display a picture comparison in IOS?

SO I want to allow my user to compare two pictures and decide between one or the other through a thumbs up/down. I also have a list of these, so there are multiple 'cards' with this comparison and my ...
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Star rating and possibility to remove or change user's vote

I'd like to add star voting into my project but there is the need to allow users to edit their votes. My idea is to add a reset button or just (much more complicated) allow a user to hover over ...
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Are downvotes/dislikes useful if not highlighted?

I was watching a video on youtube and noticed their like/dislike bar. They have had this new design for quite some time now. In the earlier youtube, the dislike bar would be red and distinctly ...
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What design principles and/or guidelines we should use for vote-up/vote-down and counters?

Several times I have clicked the icons next to the counters totals (vote-up/vote-down) on YouTube while trying to vote up or like a video. What are the design guidelines and/or principles for placing ...
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Vote Up/Down and adding to favourites

I have a big dilemma. I'm creating an application in which users can do almost the same thing that on Instagram (in 'Photo view' terms, they can just Comment a photo or add it to favourites using a ...
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Social rating tool

I'm thinking of adding a like/favourite feature on my project but I'm currently finding it hard to choose a suitable social rating tool. I've spent days trying to think of an innovative rating tool, ...
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Should a limited number of votes be represented with buttons or tokens?

I'm working on a website on which each character of a cartoon has a score, and the user can choose a given fixed number of characters to "hurt" and to "heal" (a user can only hurt so many characters ...
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Show the current votes before or after voting?

When votes are shown before someone votes, there seems to be crowd mentality that results in the post with the most votes (usually the first answer) getting disproportionally more votes - even when ...
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“Likes” vs “Vote Up” For Sharing Content

If content-curation comes from the users for a consumer-facing site and there's no "down-vote" option, are "likes" better or "votes" better? Here's my thoughts: "Like" provides a more friendly and ...
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Yelp Like Adjective Rating System

I am building a website that has users list their outdoor adventures (skydiving, surfing, base jumping, etc) and the other people can comment on them. I want to have a rating system like Yelp which ...
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Electronic voting UI - got any (good) examples?

I can't seem to find any screenshots of (preferably good) electronic voting systems. I mean the kind that's used in elections. Any ideas where I can find one?
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Handling Complex Voting System

I'm wireframing a semi-complex voting model for an award website where the user can vote for a nominee. Where it is complex is there are multiple divisions for the groups of nominees. It's laid out ...
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How do you make users vote objectively and not from emotions?

I've seen on Youtube many informative videos on massacres and natural disasters where users don't vote objectively. Rather, they vote based on their emotions, which is why these videos always have a ...
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What's the best solution to show the average results of a review?

I have a reviewing system that I've designed which uses three possibilities to review (using emotional icons) Works really nice, but I have also to publish the average of the reviews. I was ...
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Voting System - Which Symbols to use

A lot of sites out there allow their users to either vote-up or vote-down content to determine both it's quality and relevance (just like this one!). My question is which set of symbols would be more ...
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Where to place voting buttons on posts?

I am making a little question site like Yahoo Answers and I am going to have a voting system on it. But I am stuck on where I should place the up/down vote buttons. I have it in the right corner right ...
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Best Layout for an “Object” Voting System?

I'm more of a developer and less of a designer and I'm currently working on a website that will display a list of books and will allow users to vote for their favorite book (or add a new one if their ...
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Ways to avoid online contest voting fraud … is SMS account verification too much to ask?

Mitigating Cheating & Voter Fraud in Online Contests… We run online contests of various sorts that involve users voting on entries (usually one vote per user per day). The prizes range from ...
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What makes people vote?

What drives people to upvote or downvote content? I'm looking for the je-ne-sais-quoi quality on successful voting systems and I just can't put my finger on. Let's look at three examples: ...
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Why is the “dislike” button going into extinction?

I've noticed that Facebook and now Google+ only have a "Like" (or +1) button, in spite of users wanting a "Dislike" button. This seems to be a bit of trend. Disqus also dropped their dislike vote - ...
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Effect of allowing users to give both positive and negative feedback vs. giving positive feedback only

When allowing users to provide feedback on other content, most websites allow users to provide both positive and negative feedback. StackExchange, for example, allows users to both upvote and downvote ...
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which is the best way to show Like/Dislike click results?

I am planning to use Like/Dislike buttons in my forum for rating the comments and posts. I found two nice ways to implement Like/Dislike results: A. Show the sum of Likes - Dislikes between the ...
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Making voted discussion replies stand out instead of sorting them in order to avoid breaking chronological order

Basically, I want to build an interface that Doesn't interfere with chronological discussion Simple Doesn't require the user to click a link which changes the order of the replies. Doesn't have ...
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In a site that offers a voting system, should there be extra criteria to “down vote”?

In a site that offers a voting system, should there be extra criteria to "down vote"? I think it would make a lot of sense to add an extra step to down voting someone's question or answer. If you ...
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Multiple ways to show approval for an item

Is it a bad idea to allow multiple ways to show approval for an item? Take a look at some of the following examples: Stackexchange You can vote up or mark-as-the-answer to approve of a user's ...
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Top list of the most down-voted items. How to avoid user confusion?

Context: web application. I have a list of items, each one with up and down arrows (a la reddit) but my list doesn't shows the most up-voted items, but the most down-voted (technically it's ordered ...
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Is there a site where I can vote for usability issues in well-known software to be fixed? [closed]

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question - of course I am willing to move/delete it if requested. I wonder if there is a site where well-known usability issues in popular software ...
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What is the best voting system

I'm wondering what is the best voting system for site that have ranking like top 10 / top 100. Like/dislike stars rating (from 1 to 5) single thumb up thumb up/thumb down What you think? ...
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Is there a way to disallow multiple votes from one user without forcing authentication? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to prohibit voting rigging (cache/cookie-clearing, etc.) without requiring the user to jump through hoops (registration, authentication, etc.). Any ideas?