So I've finally started publishing some interactions, but strangely some of the ones I thought would be most popular are getting the most mixed response (though it's early days yet). I'll be posting a discussion topic to get some detailed feedback later, but otherwise there isn't much information for creators to work with.
What I'd like to suggest is that when a user hits Dislike on an interaction, that they should be presented with a box giving them some simplified options for feedback. Basically this would be a short list of generic reasons why a user might dislike an interaction, such as characters, positions, speed, quality etc. They would be able to select as few or as many as they like before finalising their dislike, and can either skip this step (dislike without a reason) or cancel if they wish.
The number of users who select each reason could then be summarised for creators (and possibly users as well?) to see what the most common reasons for a dislike are. For example, if an interaction overuses force (as a few of my earlier ones did) then this can look silly, make it hard to see what's going on, or cause shaky POV cameras, so a user might mark speed and poor quality as their reasons for disliking the interaction.
This additional step might also be a good place to encourage users to only dislike interactions they genuinely dislike, i.e- encouraging them to simply not vote on interactions they are neutral about. Not that I think that this is a problem, but a common issue with up/down vote systems elsewhere is that often you get people down-voting things without a good reason, so it's good to encourage them to provide one or cancel the action, i.e- to make clear a user doesn't have to vote, if they didn't like an interaction, but also didn't specifically dislike it (maybe it just isn't their thing) then it's okay to simply not vote.
I'm not 100% on what all the dislike reasons should be, I'll have a longer think about that and update this post once I've settled on a complete set; it shouldn't be too specific, but needs to give enough scope for all dislikes to have at least one reason. Suggestions welcome!