@MOLLY O - just had a thought about voting.
It would be helpful to have a function we can opt in for, that emails us a digest of new niches to vote on periodically.
The default could be set to once every 3 days, but with options to make it much less frequent if that's more appropriate for some folks.
It could also default to sending us 12 new niches to vote on each time, but with settings for more, or less.
If opting in to this function is presented as part of the sign up process, and it is made very clear at that point that voting is a great way to increase your reputation on the platform, with a reminder of some of the most important things reputation does for users... I think we might see a significant boost in voting.
Incidentally, it is also a great way to gain exposure to new niches - in other words, a great way to discover more of Narrative. It might be beneficial to present the email emphasizing discovery, with voting being just a cool, fun component of discovery? Not sure on this point, but worth considering.