Member since 01 Jun 2016
Total posts 27
Has anybody else noticed increased downvoting on comments in articles lately? It's nothing worth losing sleep over but it seems like people are quite often downvoting things they disagree with rather than things that are factually incorrect or not valuable to discussion... Just a thought
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Aug 2014
Total posts 186
I've also noticed increased downvoting on all comments even if they are not controversial, it's probably just a few trolls.
This thread case in point hahaha
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 253
Virtually never notice, don't really care what someone thinks about someone else's comments,
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 989
Meh. Downvotes can be 'disagree with your comment' as much as anything else, in fact this may be how most people perceive them, and of course there may be some mischief-minded people downvoting 'just because', so I'd not worry overly.
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 196
Just for fun, I have downvoted everyone in this thread.
Member since 04 Nov 2011
Why even have votes?
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
Interesting concept for when downvotes should be used? Is this formalised somewhere? Remind me of the time a former public servant, who drives uber in his free time, lectured me on when 5 stars should be given (and yes, he set the threshold really low LOL)
Member since 24 Feb 2015
Total posts 55
I just clicked a lot of red arrows....oops.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 258
id like to think that a thumbs down would be followed up with a counter position to that which was disagreed with, but this is the Wild West of the Web, so not surprised when it doesnt occur.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 218
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