Agreed with both of you, and that's also why I really like the voting scheme described here: http://blog.steepster.com/post/22667...-rating-system
There's a bunch of reasons it's better than the one we use here:
- It's absolute, not relative.
- It's more fine-grained due to a 100-point scale underneath the UI.
- The fix points are pictograms rather than words, avoiding getting into semantics ("just what is outstanding").
Plus there's some other cleverness there, like showing you some of your previous votes on the bar while you're voting, so you're reminded of past choices to avoid skew.
I'm still considering making a standalone TrekLit voting site. If I do, it'll likely use something like that.