Voting with scale 1 - 10 has been the regular way of voting on other or previous contest-websites and results in a much more effective and 'honest' result if and only IF the 'weight' of the voter is taken into account.
Let's say a top-chopper with an impressive score / high amount of participation, has more influence by giving let's say 7/10 than a newer member with lower values will.
Ofcourse, in every voting-system, it takes some discipline and impartial attitude to accomplish this, especially because friends tend to vote for eachother due the fact most contest are not anonymous.
I think this discussion has been around on this website for more than 10 years now. Every now and then it pops up here and nothing much changes or will change IMO.
Heck, I even started a couple of these topics myself, long time ago
(Let's say a top-chopper with an impressive score / high amount of participation, has more influence by giving let's say 7/10 than a newer member with lower values will. )
with todays voting for getting a ranking, it is not possible, I think
Why not make it 1 till 5 points.
one point you can give for effort or welcome vote new member ( with not great work )
5 points is excelent work
Ofcourse the whole existing system in votes archive will be a mess, but most off the top choppers are gone, so this will be no problem.