Re: Plan ahead
The articles bite, the comments bite and the feedback bites as well. If you're not collecting downvotes as well you're not really participating in the conversation ;)
I'd go further: if you care about upvotes and downvotes, are you saying what you really think or just pandering to the voting system?
(by the way, thanks for the downvotes as I now have the ambiguity I wanted :) )