How about we get rid of the “on the right track” and “no thank you” buttons? Bear with me… and be aware I’m primarily thinking about the CH.
The CH would not be overwhelmed with having to vote for everything, or put under pressure by creatives to vote for everything. Anything they do like/love will move to the top of their list.
It will stop the “seen not rated comments” by creatives, because we will expect entries seen and not voted for to be a “no thank you”.
Everything else will effectively be a “no thank you” without the penalty that comes with it.
The percentile score will effectively move to those that get the most likes/loves having the highest scores.
I’m just trying to think about changing peoples mindset. The CH should not be put under pressure to grade everything and the creatives shouldn’t expect every entry they submit to be graded. This would eliminate both of those issues.
It also eliminates the unfairness of the current system. Entries submitted in the first hours/day are much more likely to be graded than submissions made in later days, generally because the CH runs out of steam and eventually chooses to only vote for those entries they like/love. So anyone entering a contest early on is likely to have a voted “no thank you” against the later entrants that submit a “no thank you” but the CH hasn’t actually voted “no thank you”.