+0 means no interest, indifference, don't understand, don't care, etc. Once an item is voted on, collapse the description. That way, a lot more ideas can fit on the screen and I can quickly see which ones have not been voted on.
In addition, I think this will reduce negative voting on ideas people don't care about. It is more intuitive: presented with only +1/-1, I think people feel compelled to make a choice, and I guess that the tendency when not understanding/caring is to vote -1.
I merged these ideas together, since the main reason to give +0 votes is if voting affects the UI in some helpful way.
Technically this can be done already, I do it all the time.
I comment, and on the end of comment I write:
sorry but 0 vote from me...
So sorry but 0 from me;
I really don't see any need to vote for 0 you just don't vote at all, and just comment why not...
Primoz, you didn't understand my idea, then. The point of voting +0 or "abstain" is that it records a abstain vote, and hides the description. The other part of this is that +1, -1 should also hide the description.
One of the big reasons for a +0 is if you don't care about an idea. If you don't care, why would you bother to go to the trouble of making a comment?
Maybe the idea should have been "hide the description after voting" and the ability to vote +0 as a detail.
I agree completely, generally after I've voted, I don't want to see the brainstorm again while I'm in voting mode. So a user preference or filter would be great. Also, a 0 vote is great too, so that i can filter non-care issues out as well.
+1 from me! :-P
So far, every single idea you've "+0"ed is one you've also taken the time to lambaste the creator because you have some fundamental opposition to the idea. Talk about turning brainstorm upside down.
This is quite possibly the most dick-headded idea someone could come up with. If you abstain, just leave people alone. An idea with support doesn't need some punk going around sharing their unsolicited opinions:
Sigh... Omega, I consider this comment abusive. You use abusive language, and "make it personal."
You have a vote, make it. You are welcome to make constructive criticism. You are merely allowed to make content-free comments like this.
Fortunately, you don't get to control how I vote or comment.
If you don't like people being allowed to comment on your idea, perhaps you should suggest an idea "Permit submitter to select whether comments are allowed on his idea" This would allow folks to choose to make sure their idea "stands alone" without detraction (or addition) from BS comments.
I would vote for it. But I would also ALWAYS allow others to submit comments on my ideas, because I'm not scared of getting positive AND negative criticism. I welcome it. That's the real world, and an idea that can survive that crucible is stronger for it.