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JBL

Member since 01 Jun 2016

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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

RaptorNation158

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I've also noticed increased downvoting on all comments even if they are not controversial, it's probably just a few trolls.

JBL

Member since 01 Jun 2016

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This thread case in point hahaha

Last editedby JBL at Apr 19, 2017, 01:18 PM.

GBRGB

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Virtually never notice, don't really care what someone thinks about someone else's comments,  

David

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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.

Grannular

Member since 31 Mar 2014

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Just for fun, I have downvoted everyone in this thread. 

russell

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Why even have votes?

TheRealBabushka

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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)

JBL

Member since 01 Jun 2016

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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)


My impresion of voting etiquette is probably influenced by Reddit, meaning I think they should be used for comments that don't contribute to discussion rather than comments you disagree with. But I guess it differs between website.

fatty

Member since 24 Feb 2015

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I just clicked a lot of red arrows....oops.  



Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

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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.


Thumbs down use is just lazy. Arguably so is use of thumbs up, but agreeing with a position already explained doesn't need more but disagreement should, in my view, be explained so as to open up the possibility of debate and an understanding of counter positions.

John Phelan

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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


I downvote when I disagree with someone's post - either because it's factually incorrect or because I disagree with their opinion about whatever. Both are perfectly valid. 

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 253

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


I downvote when I disagree with someone's post - either because it's factually incorrect or because I disagree with their opinion about whatever. Both are perfectly valid. 

And lazy

Grannular

Member since 31 Mar 2014

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And lazy

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