I actually don't like those new voting buttons for another reason. They don't look like they are meant for voting. I'm afraid some people won't know that they can vote. I wish they would use thumbs-up and thumbs down icons which are common on many websites.
I like the idea of having buttons that say "I like this!" or "I don't like this". Or maybe a question, "Did you like this hub?" followed by Yes / No buttons. But the new layout really looks like plain old scroll type up/down arrows. They are not labeled at all :-(
I like your idea about labeling. Asking "Did you like this hub?" can't be misunderstood. Many times when a friend of mine tells me that they read one of my articles, I ask them if they voted. The answer usually is "I didn't know I can." So we definitely need improvement in this area.
I think it should say "do you like this hub" and not just "do you like this?". I have a feeling that lots of people say no to one of my hubs simply because they do not like the bad news that is reported on it.
I have to tend to agree with Glenn, in that it would be less confusing to use a thumb up icon, for people to vote up. And a downward thumb icon to vote down. It seems not only a bit more logical, but may prove to be less confusing for those who are new to the process, or those who may need glasses
I was wondering if a user could be guided to the Up arrow, or whatever you use, by perhaps a large pointy thing like maybe a rhinocerous ridden by an angel which would flap around the page randomly until their eyes are drawn to the up arrow.
On clicking the up arrow a choir would appear singing "Hallelujah" and a "Thanks from Hubpages" short video could play.
If they vote down then you could close their browser or infect them with something nasty.
Other than those improvements I can't think of much at the moment. Very few of my users make it past the first paragraph, so perhaps you could scroll them straight to the arrow and angel thing to save time.
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