Quantcast

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Vote up vote down - you need it bad

The user and all related content has been deleted.

Comments

  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,700

    I don't think a voting system would work here, this website is too little about facts and too much about heated opinions. Especially any kind of showcasing for popular posts could be catastrophic: Those representing the majority opinion could, and likely would, vote those who disagree down and make their posts nearly invisible.

     
  • DamonVileDamonVile Member UncommonPosts: 4,818

    Vote up yes. It's a tool that can bring a lot of positives to a community. It's nice to know ppl agree even if they don't want to comment.

    Vote down is just a nasty trolling tool that only brings negatives. If you can't quote someone and explain why you don't like their post, then it's better you're opinion is just left in silence.

  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,639
    Originally posted by DamonVile

    Vote up yes. It's a tool that can bring a lot of positives to a community. It's nice to know ppl agree even if they don't want to comment.

    Vote down is just a nasty trolling tool that only brings negatives. If you can't quote someone and explain why you don't like their post, then it's better you're opinion is just left in silence.

    I agree. I could live with a "disagree" button, but not a downvote button. The two imply entirely different things. Disagreement is fairly straight forward. Downvoting implies the opinion isn't worthy and I've seen it used by groups to censor others. This has happened on slashdot and the lotro forums.

    I think super-mod or meta-mod buttons such as "like", "informative", "insightful", "helpful", and "disagree" are much more useful.

    Fedora - A modern, free, and open source Operating System. https://getfedora.org/

    traveller, interloper, anomaly, iteration


  • MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,540
    Originally posted by DamonVile

    Vote up yes. It's a tool that can bring a lot of positives to a community. It's nice to know ppl agree even if they don't want to comment.

    Vote down is just a nasty trolling tool that only brings negatives. If you can't quote someone and explain why you don't like their post, then it's better you're opinion is just left in silence.

    More or less. We'd like to see a sort of "Like/Thumbs up" button. But after much discussion we're definitely not going to do any sort of downvote functionality. Too easily abused and misused.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • RefMinorRefMinor Member UncommonPosts: 3,452
    Originally posted by MikeB
    Originally posted by DamonVile

    Vote up yes. It's a tool that can bring a lot of positives to a community. It's nice to know ppl agree even if they don't want to comment.

    Vote down is just a nasty trolling tool that only brings negatives. If you can't quote someone and explain why you don't like their post, then it's better you're opinion is just left in silence.

    More or less. We'd like to see a sort of "Like/Thumbs up" button. But after much discussion we're definitely not going to do any sort of downvote functionality. Too easily abused and misused.

    I remember you saying you would put this function in a year or two ago. Are there any concrete plans for a thumbs up, many other forums have this option.

  • MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,540
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by MikeB
    Originally posted by DamonVile

    Vote up yes. It's a tool that can bring a lot of positives to a community. It's nice to know ppl agree even if they don't want to comment.

    Vote down is just a nasty trolling tool that only brings negatives. If you can't quote someone and explain why you don't like their post, then it's better you're opinion is just left in silence.

    More or less. We'd like to see a sort of "Like/Thumbs up" button. But after much discussion we're definitely not going to do any sort of downvote functionality. Too easily abused and misused.

    I remember you saying you would put this function in a year or two ago. Are there any concrete plans for a thumbs up, many other forums have this option.

    It's something we want to do. But we have a small team, so you know, development priorities. :)

    It will probably be part of the upcoming website redesign.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

Sign In or Register to comment.