Change Up- & Downvoting?
I had a thought come up today, I am aware that upvoting is for a post that you like, find interesting or helpful etc. and downvoting is for posts that are violating rules, in the wrong tribe, flamebaiting etc. I am aware where this comes from but I cannot help to think that it is probably confusing to members who never before had the experience of a Snapzu-esque site.
Now wouldn't it be better if we eliminated the "seemingly polar opposite but with different rules"-connection between up- and downvoting?
Like why not make them "Snap" and "Crap" (I literally came up with that on the spot and it's not very PC... I believe that the amazing community can come up with much better names).
That way (new) users don't get confused: "When one button is when I like something, the other must be for disliking something"
I understand that this would be breaking out of the reddit established system, but we are Snapzu! Also such a change would probably spark the next sitewide drama on a site like reddit but I think with the current userbase here it would be possible.
Anyone with me or am I completely of the rails and should get my coffee first? :) I'd really like to hear input and thoughts about that!