Ok, so as it says above, I was wondering if we could instead put the rating module at the bottom of the page. I know that this change probably won't be implemented, but hear me out anyway.
With how it is right now, the rating module is the first thing we see when we look at something due to the fact that it is at the top of the page. I don't know if this is the case for other people, but if I see a lower rating for an article I will tend to "look" for problems in the article, but if I see good ratings I will only see the good things. If the rating module was at the bottom I wouldn't have this bias because I wouldn't see the rating until I was finished reading the article.
Another minor bonus would be that people wouldn't have to scroll all the way up to rate an article when they were done reading it.