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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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Should edits affect upvotes/likes?

Suppose there is site with an upvote/downvote (like SE) feature, or a "liking" feature (like Facebook). A user posts something to this site and other users can cast their vote on it. Now suppose the ...
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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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Should voting buttons on SE float down when scrolling?

SE is A/B testing a new solution where the voting buttons on an answer remain visible as you scroll down. (I apologize for the running gif, it's super annoying, but it does the job). Apparently the ...
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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: http://...
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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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Like vs “Did you find this review helpful?”

For a site like IMDB in which users write reviews, is it preferable to allow users "Like" a review( e.g. goodreads.com) or answer "y/n" to the question "Did you find this review helpful?"?
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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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How to position Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down with progression on one line

Problem I have this argument with one of my clients, about the position of like dislike button with the progress in between. Like the screenshot below. I've always thought that it makes the most ...
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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 visible....
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Effects of vote weighting for proven users in mature, gamified sites like Stack Exchange

Given the following two users in a Stack Exchange like system, both of whom we can reasonably deduce will exist in a successful, mature system: User A, who just signed up to the site and has as yet ...
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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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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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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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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'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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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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In a survey, will the color of the thumbs for choices bias the responses?

Many companies add satisfaction surveys to their emails and thank you pages. In the case of a thumbs up/thumbs down survey, is it smart to use color to increase the amount of responses? I see two ...
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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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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?
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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How to best understand users' emotions?

A company I'm working for offers widgets for measuring users' emotional reactions to web content (mainly articles). We found that 5 reaction choices was the optimal amount, and currently we offer ...
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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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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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Proportional voting

Suppose we have a vote widget. There are four possible options: Vote for the proposal Vote against the proposal Abstain (i.e. neither for nor against) Veto the proposal (i.e. very strongly against) ...
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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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Voting for “winners” after a fantasy sports draft

For a fantasy sports draft app, I'm trying to design a voting system where winners receive trophies in categories like "most lopsided trade", "best overall draft" and "best draft steal". The voters ...
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When voting, should the positive option be on the left or the right?

On my website, users can vote on whether they like or dislike various things, and then they can write either positive or negative opinions. Historically, has positivity been associated with the right-...
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How to show the result of a simple yes/no feedback vote?

I have a FAQ/Knowledgebase for a product where I wish to collect simple visitor feedback about each entry if they found it useful or not. It would primarily for me, so I can improve the answers and or ...
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Editing functionalities in a voting system

In the current design, the voting system allows users to CRUD votes. What concerns me now is the editing part. Suppose a user created a new topic with 4 choices. All votes casted by different users ...
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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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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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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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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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Weighted voting based on user experience

What are the issues of using a weighted voting system* based on the user comment score in sites like Reddit? * A weighted voting system is one in which the preferences of some voters carry more ...
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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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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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User involvement by voting/ranking

I am trying to find a tool where I can allow users to vote on which features we should priorities to develop. Important is that I decide what ideas they should to be able to vote for and it could be ...
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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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Binding downvote to two clicks

I can remember that in the early days of the current comment system of Youtube, downvote button at comments had no effect unless you had a double-click on those. Indeed, this prevented, let's say, "...
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user voting reset

I'm making a user voting system, I'm thinking if I should allow the user to take back their up vote or down vote. Obvious reasons for allowing users to do that would be because they changed their ...
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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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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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Lightweight way to gather feature requests from users and let them vote?

To have a user-driven roadmap for my app, I am looking for a tool that let's them suggest and vote on ideas. Something like Canny: But since I only have a small community, I don't need any crazy ...
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How to use “Like” vs “Dislike” ratings correctly?

So, this is the scenario, you have an article and you can vote 0 - 5 in the "Like" scale and you can also vote 0 - 5 in the "Dislike" scale. How would you resolve this in best and simplest way?