First, the lengths to which the author goes to protect the credit link in the front is nothing short of amazing - encoding it along with parts of the interface with base64 is borderline GPL violation to say nothing of potential security risk.
Good functionality with some very bad UI ideas.
1) I'm sorry that you were not able to customize jVoteSystem to your needs, but at least you didn't experience any problems in functionality and you didn't encounter some bugs. This is what matters, right? Therefore i'm really disappointed by this review.
2) why didn't you try contact us via support forums? Usually you can expect a fast answer and feature proposals are going to be implemented asap (if reasonable).
3) the encoded parts are removed within v2.05, sorry for that.
And always remember: the component has been developed in our spare time and it is for free!
It does what it promises to do, bugs-free, fast, comprehensible. It leaves little else to desire. Well, IP-blocking is on my list, but it's in the works.
Kind as it is to users,it's greater attraction may be to administrators and developers: it will import comments from just about anything and it will use any avatar under the sun. The list of supported components is a mile long. Excellent team-player of a component!
I'll think of getting "I heart JComments" bumper sticker for my car.