One problem with the battle section is the fact that votes are slow.
The best way from my experience on many other sites is to provide a vote link in the first post of your battle, by both battlers. That way at least those battling can get the favor returned.
Example. Dope V Pope.
Dope votes on a battle, copy and pastes his vote link into his own battle.
Pope does the same thing.
If this happened,there's more reason for people to vote, making the section more active, more battles being complete etc. It just cleans it up so much and makes it more of a team effort rather than...I battle, you vote. It shouldnt be a one way system.
Another point is the voting format, I think the current new one is OK, but a problem is people are ignoring it still. I ignored it myself. It should be forced that the format be used just to clear up things, and reasons for votes should be given too.
"I vote this guy" simply isnt good enough, you've gotta say why.
I hope these points are taken into consideration, I'd like to help as much as I can with this site cuz it looks like it has potential.
Break down votes should only be used by those who are experienced, say with a minimum of 100 posts or 5 battles or something..