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Remove vote counts from front page, or reduce their size

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I suggested some changes to the vote counts on the front page here, and was invited to post them on general meta.

Basically, I think the red/green meter is a great indicator for question quality, and I'm wondering if vote counts should be so prominently available. I would either remove them (possibly keep them as a title attribute on the meter), or reduce the font size to make them smaller than the question titles.

I think this would help draw your attention to what is actually important (the titles).

Current situation:

Mockup with small font:

(Note: maybe the negative count should be on the left and the positive on the right, so that it matches the meter)

Mockup without vote counts:

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4 comment threads

Small font mockup is great, maybe add score meter style changes? (5 comments)
Regarding score (4 comments)
Quality is important (3 comments)
I don't think it looks good! (5 comments)
Regarding score
Lundin‭ wrote about 1 year ago

Notably, on SE they decided to show score (up-votes minus down-votes) instead of two counters. This makes the view more compact and one can see the up/down votes by clicking on the score to expand. Regarding the color meter, I'm not a fan - for some reason my brain doesn't even register it, probably a matter of getting used to it over time. And I'm not sure what's required to fill the meter all the way either, some epic score like +100 it seems.

Quasímodo‭ wrote 4 months ago

one can see the up/down votes by clicking on the score to expand.

Only if you actually open the question, not in the question list itself, correct?

I'm not sure what's required to fill the meter all the way either, some epic score like +100 it seems.

I think it's asymptotic. It kinda makes me uneasy that no question will ever fill it all. :p

Skipping 1 deleted comment.

Keelan‭ wrote 4 months ago

Only if you actually open the question, not in the question list itself, correct?

Quasímodo‭ Yes, which makes sense, because why would you want that much information in the overview?

Quasímodo‭ wrote 4 months ago

Well, Keelan, this is mostly personal, but -12/+12 question looks much more interesting than a -0/+0 question to me.