@SunnySide i liked this idea until you said the votes weren't clickable from the thumbnails. it's a pain in the butt (gotta keep it safe) to click and let the image load just to click a vote and return to the main page.
@Background Pony #D7EA Space is a concern if you have images with triple digits in fave, downvotes, upvotes, comments and scores. Would it be rare for that to happen? Actually not really, and even so it still breaks.
@SunnySide And as I said elsewhere, that inconveniences uploaders, the people actually contributing to the site. If you really want to propose remove voting and faving outright from thumbnails as well, go ahead and do so formally, but keep in mind it gets in the way of the people that upload 100+ images a day.
@ymom2 No one saw a problem with removing downvotes from thumbnail either. Unfortunately I honestly believe the number of people "incapable" of simple maths is greater than the number of people that want to downvote from thumbnails.
@The Smiling Pony Space isn't a concern, at least in my experience. I added the "neigh" link back in using the script, then browsed the "upvotes galore" and "wall of faves" tags. I couldn't find a single thumbnail where the text overflowed the box.
@SunnySide I wouldn't go as far as to call whoever did the thumbnail UI change a jerk, however; I've seen far too many forums and image boards who have made down voting harder to access, or down right disabling downvotes. People need to realize that just because they like their artwork doesn't mean others will as well. I understand they operators don't want to alienate anyone, but this is starting to approach into the overly politically correct zone. Most images that get slammed with downvotes get them for a reason.
Also, as a temporary solution I wrote a script which restores the old "neigh" button on thumbnails. I can't guarantee it will always work exactly the same as the old buttons, but I can't think of any ways it could really fail badly. If you run into problems with it though, I suggest disabling it to prevent any unintended side effects. It's public domain, so do whatever you want with the code.
Install greasemonkey. Download the file. Save it as derpibooru_downvote_links.user.js. Drag and drop it into your browser. Tell greasemonkey to install it. Don’t complain to the admins if it breaks anything.