Here's a quickie -- and I'm sure I'm not the only one who would enjoy this:
how about a VOTE
button at the top of the page (as well as at the bottom)? The Monestary Gates and Newest Nodes can get quite large, and often I want to just vote on one of the top 5 nodes, without scrolling all the way down.
I know I can set my limits to have smaller pages, but I would rather have a second vote button. It seems that most monks are enthusiastic about the voting system, and this would probably go over quite well.