One thing I've learned is those who shout the loudest about this kind of thing are the worst culprits of what they're trying to call out. There is no exception here (I checked the voting logs shortly after this thread was made after one of the moderators pointed it out to me).
The really sad thing about it all is that the scores would just level themselves out naturally if everyone just got on with their own business and those who call out other people without any kind of evidence then lay themselves as open targets for down votes when they would otherwise just have been left alone - because people just think they're being assholes.
Those who think that making voting stats public, or base everything on reviews or whatever have NO CLUE what they're talking about. I'll give one example and leave it at that - the flash portal voting used to influence a user's aura back in the day. If they voted lower than the actual score of a number of submissions, they'd get a dark aura. The other way around, they'd get a light aura.
It got so that people were just voting 0 on EVERYTHING to get a dark aura and 5 on EVERYTHING to get a light aura. In other words, the aura used to act as a stat - and the same thing would happen if it were just figures in a user's profile.
Anyway, trying to influence voting habits is deeply frowned up on in all of the other forums - users are punished for it one way or another - and I don't see why it should be any different here.
So, if you have an opinion on who should be voting for what and who you THINK is voting for what, keep it to yourself. I'm all for the softly softly approach when it comes to taking action on peoples' behaviour in the forums, but when it comes to this kind of shit, where I'm pulled away from what I should be doing, I'm all for throwing the hammer down.
That is all. Have a good weekend.