They're not actually down votes, they're former votes that are retracted. This happens for several reasons, the major one being simply a change of voting preference, but also on a transfer to another account and when locking up collateral for shorts.
"on a transfer to another account and when locking up collateral for shorts."
Ok.. this makes sense.. in this case from the pattern I have seen in a lot of 100% delegates is either, a bunch of people who are anti-diulsion have been organized or prompted to ensure removal of all their 100% delegate votes.. AND/OR.. this major downturn in BTS with everyone shorting has impacted the very folks who are most supporting.
Thanks for the clarification.. I only started to really look at what was going on in the voting space recently and have had a lot of questions about how SLATES work in terms of their impact. Xeroc has been an awesome help with that.
I agree with the OP initially wanting to come up with ways to make it work better..
for started a conversation on a subject.
I disagree with the one vote idea though, for reasons already stated. The algo at present really is based on your BTS holdings.. I think if other factors were to be weighed in it could provide better precision to the value of a vote cast.
I haven't given it much thought, but there are plenty of other signals that could be taken into account. Perhaps even the activity of the delegates themselves causing an impact on their votes. Think of it like being voted into office, and not showing up for work. If after a certain amount of time or scheduled reportings are not filed, then votes cast have a % decline. Something to this effect might have dealt with the toast and methodx situation better.
In my scenario the BTS holder still retains their rights.. and the position of the person they voted for is either theirs to lose through loss of public confidence by loss of votes, or by a reporting system not being updated by the delegate to indicate they are not holding the responsibility of their position to community standards.Yes, there's a delegate for that!
(play on there is an app for that) and you already got a preview of who it is! delegate.dposhub-org
Delegate delegate.dposhub-org is working on creating a system that to this end would provide a framework of accountability and promotability for delegates to the BTS community and world media. This could potentially
go on to evolve into a signal as I mentioned without having core devs being taken away from all the other work being done.
More info on the proposal and it's current status can be found here: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,15832.0.html
But it needs your VOTE! Thankfully, you got more than one to do it!