i read the uk daily mail each day. on this site they have a red and green arrow which allows each reader to strike one or the other.
my idea, given what i have read and what has come in the post for my changes, is that one accomodate both the up and down marks on this site and the red and green arrows on the home paper, the daily mail.
the goal is to eliminate marks ( over overmarks ) to show happiness for a post yet to allow a post to have favour or disfavour as per the reader.
the goal is simple and accomodating.
you set up the red and green arrows as the uk daily mail has but as admin you never show the number of likes or dislikes.
and this is the mediation.
you only allow the red or green arrow to change when their is a surplus of markings by the readers.
i know you are confused. it is simple. you have the red and green arrow. as long as the green arrow is marked by "liking it" by more than one who dislikes it, the "red arrow" it shows one way or the other.
the simplicity is that everyone gets a choice, but no group gets a lead since you do not see the "count" and only the "majoritiy result" as the red or green arrow is clicked on during the day. it might be two by three or ninety by forty, one would not know so one would have no real reason to click more to gain more red or green arrow points.
just a majority showing of approval or disapproval thru the post. red or green.