In comments, some people voluntarily write "+1" or "-1" to indicate what they did vote-wise on the post. But when people want to say that they weren't the person who downvoted, there's no way to really say that concisely. So I propose "±0", which would function the exact same way but mean that the commenter did not vote on the post.
I see this inconvenience usually when a post has a negative score and someone has some normal comment but doesn't want to be mistakenly identified as the downvoter.
As an example of what I think is a nice easy way to convey this,
(I didn't downvote btw) Could you please clarify the problem you're having?
Could you please clarify the problem you're having? ±0
I think it's a lot simpler. I know, it's Unicode, and not everyone can get with that. I guess "+/-0" would be the normal text option.
Does anyone have any input on why this would or would not be a good idea?
Note: I'm not proposing that people be required to do this for their votes. I know you guys hate "make votes require a comment" posts, but don't worry, this is just about how commenters can indicate this voluntarily, like they already do for their upvotes (and sometimes downvotes).