Why do people on AusBT downvote a lot?

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oruspicarous

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Why do people on AusBT downvote a lot?

I have seen on various articles, people just love spamming the downvote button on comments which hurt no one and are asking an innocent question, just because they might be a bit behind in terms of knowledge they get downvoted and people reply with sometimes rather offensive messages, and more pointless comments like "Good Job" getting 38 upvotes.

RaptorNation158

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It's not neccesarily that the comment is good or either bad. If the first few people downvote then it starts a chain reaction, same can be said for high upvote comments.

riley

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Agree, both these comments will serve as case in point.

Human's have an insatiable desire to herd. 

hutch

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I just follow the trend. 

Jedinak K

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Looks like it's aiming downward.

hutch

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I was hoping for that. I bask in the red.

Ryan K

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I'll downvote if I don't agree with a statement or if the question/comment lacks knowledge. However, I'd never downvote just because other people are.

KG

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RK - Next to downvoting do you also comment / explain why you do not agree? Personally I enjoy reading othe people's views, it is good to be open minded. Giving funded arguments / stating why one sees things differently in general adds more to the debate than just a downvote (or upvote for that matter).

trevor2

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I'm sorry, can you expand on how a question can lack knowledge?! That's the point of a question, because someone wishes to further their knowledge...

obanpointer

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so thats what those arrows and little numbers mean

Hugo

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Yep! Just remember, if you save up a thousand points of ausbt karma, you can trade it in for jack. 

It's almost as valuable as Delta Skymiles. Heyoooo!

BeijingBogan

Member since 21 Feb 2015

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I'm saving my ausbt karma for some flights on Ansett. 

Can't wait till I hit the mark! 

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

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Theyre just numbers, no need to overthink it or take it personally. 

jackthomas

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We are all horrible people (sarcasm) 

David

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To be fair, AusBT readers also upvote a lot too :)

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