I am working on my college project, which is a kind of product review/feedback website. In this many users can give their comments and opinion, and like or dislike the product. I'm very confused what name I should give to my site. I was thinking about blabbermouth, popinjay, or loudmouth; but they do not sound interesting. Is there any one word for "Thumbs up and thumbs down"?
A neutral term--but hardly amusing or unique--is feedback. Personally, I'm not a big fan of the word, implying as it does a machine with a built-in device for detecting an increase or decrease and then responding accordingly by performing an operation. Example: a thermostat that controls the temperature in your home.
I prefer the term reaction. A somewhat humorous take on reaction could be reactionaries, but that particular term denotes an almost knee-jerk negative reaction to anything new or non-traditional. It's a common term for an ultra-conservative person who clings to the "traditional" way of doing things, whereas revolutionary is a term for an ultra-liberal person who eschews the traditional way of doing things.
Some other suggestions (both single- and double-word suggestions--sorry!):
lances and laurels, or laurels and lances [the one being a negative evaluation and the other being a positive evaluation]
hits or misses
love it or leave it
valence [Psychology: The degree of attraction or aversion that an individual feels toward a specific object or event.]
ejaculations [This is sure to be popular (titillating--itself a "funny" word) with the younger crowd, but the term actually means a blurting out of, say, an opinion, with very little thought preceding it. In other words, a gut reaction, for example.]
Colloquially it has nearly the same meaning as "approve/disapprove".
Originally it had this meaning, but the approver was someone in high authority.
Superpollicate/Desuperpollicate are novelist Thomas Pynchon's Latin-derived words for thumbs up / thumbs down.