I Hate Solution Writers
"We feel like this may well be the best way to counteract the negativity surrounding negative votes and help support solution authors to continue on with their superb work (a big thank you from me personally, you guys do amazing stuff, well done!).
Remeber that it is unlikely that we will have another chance to do a poll like this, so make sure your vote counts!"
Oh so I guess everyone here who supports the voting system staying the same hates the solution writers? Instead of having an argument for both sides, maybe pros and cons, we get "we want to help you with your superb work" and then vilifying the opposing argument by saying the current system is just negative. Hey, I support good solution writers, especially Crimson Drifter
, and I am against changing the system.
Covering up the negatives is nothing. That is like changing the "taliban" to "opfor" just to appease someone who does not understand what a videogame (or in this case a vote) is. The negative votes are still there but you just cannot see them --or perhaps they have been renamed. Either way it is just making the solution writer ignorant as to what is actually happening. A negative vote means you need to somehow improve your article -maybe fix some grammar, lose some bias- or that there is a troll. But to get rid of one is to get rid of the other.
It seemed like the rest of the article hinted at maybe having to go through more work to down-vote a solution that was not worth our time in the first place to look at. Sounds like too many are looking at their badges instead of actually feeling good about helping. If your solution is good, feel good about it. Don't let a bunch of trolls ruin your day.