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MFCAbuse of Downvote and Uninteresting

solluxcaptorsolluxcaptor21 days agoMFC

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  • solluxcaptorRegular Boarder
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    I honestly think this is an issue. It makes people not want to speak their minds, especially if their opinion is not the majority, even if they aren't in the wrong for having that opinion.

    I believe strongly that it hinders free speech on the site. It isn't fair to the members who are unjustly targeted. It enables trolling and malicious behaviour while discouraging discussion, a crucial thing in a user community orientated website.

    To be honest, at times it makes me want to stop posting too. Moderators at least please reconsider. It is doing this site no good.
  • nyugvo6Regular Boarder
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    I firmly believe these interesting/uninteresting up/downvote functions are completely unnecessary and should be removed. If it makes people feel bad, it's more the reason to get rid of them.
  • tundrasRegular Boarder
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    solluxcaptor (3 days ago) #35751877It makes people not want to speak their minds, especially if their opinion is not the majority, even if they aren't in the wrong for having that opinion.
    I feel like this statement is relevant to a certain incident I witnessed on ITEM #676314. Person A didn't like how it turned out, while Person B reasoned that because it's a prize figure, Person A's expectations shouldn't be so high. Person B got a lot of upvotes. Do you think Person A would've gotten some downvotes if the function was enabled on figure entry pages?

    While Person B clearly has the "popular vote", Person A still has a right to that opinion. If their comment was downvoted to the point of being hidden, then in a way, it'd be a censoring of the statement.

    I also agree that some people can use the downvote function on users they dislike for nothing other than that reason. If you don't like an individual, block them or skip their comments. There's no reason to be going around downvoting all their posts if the downvote is not relevant to the actual content of the post itself. Doing so contributes nothing useful to the discussion.
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    ney (9 days ago) #35415671it's the quickest way to express what you feel

    This site isn't facebook, and it certainly ain't reddit even though the V4 rollout totally tried to "modernize" everything. Reddit is a step up from facebook, but it has its problems with upvote/downvote that encourage laziness just like facebook. I don't even browse this site that often but I'd rather it be more like a traditional forum..
  • minix2pooRegular Boarder
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    If there are some people out there feeling bad with that voting function, I think an option to activate or deactivate that function might indeed help. At least having the control inyour own hand might help.

    But honestly... I think there are too many people out there nowadays who care about what others think about them or their opinion... Just remember, they are nothing else than strangers. I just say my opinion, and if others dislike it or have a different view, I can live with that.

    I mean, if there are 10 votes for uninteresting and 1 voted interesting, then you should continue saying your opinion for the 1 interested guy, instead of mentally surrender to that 10 voters for uninteresting, since that is exactly that what they want.

    Edited:It feels like, people want to tell their opinion only to get likes. But is that really worth sharing opinions with others then?
  • WanderingWastrelold cootRegular Boarder
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    minix2poo (3 days ago) #35758195
    I mean, if there are 10 votes for uninteresting and 1 voted interesting, then you should continue saying your opinion for the 1 interested guy, instead of mentally surrender to that 10 voters for uninteresting, since that is exactly that what they want.
    Edited:It feels like, people want to tell their opinion only to get likes. But is that really worth sharing opinions with others then?


    Your point makes sense for things like blog entries, where both the positive and negative votes are shown. But for comments to blogs, only the sum total is shown. So if a comment is showing a value of, for example, -3, then you have no idea how many people might have upvoted. You only know that 3 more downvoted than upvoted.

    Sure, it would be great to be all noble and strong to stand up to those who only want you to shut up and go away. But if that's the only message or feedback you're getting, then why would you stay? Do you really want to try to contribute to a so-called community, when that community appears to be telling you over and over that they're not interested? And perhaps that is actually correct, and most of the people really DO want you to get the hell out....?
  • minix2pooRegular Boarder
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    WanderingWastrel (3 days ago) #35758475Your point makes sense for things like blog entries, where both the positive and negative votes are shown. But for comments to blogs, only the sum total is shown. So if a comment is showing a value of, for example, -3, then you have no idea how many people might have upvoted. You only know that 3 more downvoted than upvoted.
    Sure, it would be great to be all noble and strong to stand up to those who only want you to shut up and go away. But if that's the only message or feedback you're getting, then why would you stay? Do you really want to try to contribute to a so-called community, when that community appears to be telling you over and over that they're not interested? And perhaps that is actually correct, and most of the people really DO want you to get the hell out....?


    Ah now I even realize the problem, that comments on blogs can be downvoted too, since I usually dont read them. I was more into the interesting uninteresting voting for the main articles. So if they just show up a sum, lets say like —3, then yes, you should have the chance to see how many people upvoted aswell.

    Edited: Well, if people dont want to be up or downvoted, they can just upvote their own comments, so it will be grey and nobody can vote on it anymore.
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