What happens when I click "No"?
I've gone through a few Greenlight submissions now, and something has been bothering me. I'm not exactly sure what the ramifications of my clicking "No" are to a Greenlight submission. The FAQs don't really help much, since they're written for developers. Greenlight apparently works via some sort of arcane process where games are sorted into a list based on how many upvotes they get, and then whenever Valve is feeling particularly magnanimous a few games from the top of the list are chosen for distribution. It's clear as mud, and I'm fine with that really, but I don't understand how the downvotes work exactly and it bothers me.
Does voting "No" to the question of "Would you buy this game if it was on Steam?" just remove the game from your queue without bringing it back up again later, as it would if you had selected "Ask me later"? I would be fine with this system, if that's the case, because there are plenty of games that I wouldn't buy, no matter how they were distributed and without making any kind of comment about their quality. I haven't had much interest in FPS games in almost a decade, so if I see an FPS on Greenlight my initial reaction is to click "No", because I would not buy it.
The problem is that I have a ♥♥♥♥ling suspicion that maybe, just maybe, clicking "No" negates a clicked "Yes". I'm not sure if downvotes are weighted against upvotes when Valve's popularity engine begins to whirr, and whistle, and grind out its rankings. I'll hover my mouse over the "No" button and wonder if maybe, just maybe, clicking "No" and admitting that I, personally, would not buy a certain game is in some way stamping on some poor indie dev's dreams of being able to eat! I will not have a hand in that! The guilt would be crippling, and so I click "Yes" to games that I would not, in fact, buy if they were on Steam. I click "Yes", and I console myself that it isn't really a lie, because I am not saying that "Yes" I, personally, would buy the game if it came out on Steam. I am saying that "I", the nameless, faceless mass of Steam gamers, would buy this game if it were on Steam. Only, that's a lie too, probably, because I can't speak for the nameless, faceless mass. I can only speak for myself.
So I end up feeling a bit guilty no matter what I click on, when I come across a game that I do not, personally, want to buy on Greenlight. So I would very much like to know if clicking "No" does, or does not, negate a "Yes".
tl;dr I don't know if a game's "No" votes are weighted against its "Yes" votes when determining their positions on Greenlight's ranking list, and I would very much like to know.