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Glow Flies 11-13-2012 08:58 PM

Remove the downvote option
 
I really do think that the downvote option is "toxic" nobody likes going to their thread and seeing downvotes. It really serves no purpose other than closing threads.

This means you have 4 options for the downvote system

1.) Keep it as is.

2.) You could make the downvote option invisible (it doesn't directly affect your points showed on the forums but if a thread gets too many downvotes to upvotes it would be closed.)

3.) Separate the downvotes/upvotes. You would be able to see exactly how many people liked it and how many disliked it.

4.) Completely remove the option.

ecstaSTEVE 11-13-2012 09:02 PM

you're implying they'll update the forums. good effort, but they don't sell forum skins/avatars yet

Steelflame 11-13-2012 09:03 PM

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tempname1032 11-13-2012 09:04 PM

Only show downvotes once a post is closed

Only show upvotes if a post has a lot of upvotes

this will encourage people to have opinions of their own rather than snowball off the current rating and while go a long way with dealing with the sheepness we suffer from now

Glow Flies 11-13-2012 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lmidorifeed (Hozzászólás 31394187)
this will encourage people to have opinions of their own rather than snowball off the current rating and while go a long way with dealing with the sheepness we suffer from now

That was basically where I was coming from. Didn't know how to phrase it so thank you.

BeastBox 11-13-2012 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glow Flies (Hozzászólás 31393960)
I really do think that the downvote option is "toxic" nobody likes going to their thread and seeing downvotes.

They should stop making stupid threads.

Insentience 11-13-2012 09:13 PM

I hate the whole downvote upvote thing they got here. It turns this place into Reddit.

AlphariusRising 11-13-2012 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Insentience (Hozzászólás 31394514)
I hate the whole downvote upvote thing they got here. It turns this place into Reddit.

I upvoted you to show that I agree that upvotes are stupid! :D

DannyPhantumm 11-13-2012 09:17 PM

I think we should keep the voting number Invisible until the people actually upvote or downvote.

Most of the time, people downvote because everyone is doing it, or vice versa, not even bothering to read what's being said.

Dr Clueless PhD 11-13-2012 09:18 PM

The upvote/downvotes system does provide one other useful function currently:

Identifying correct/incorrect information.

For example, let's say you're new. If you make a thread asking "Do Riven's spells benefit from life steal or spell vamp?", you're going to get both correct and incorrect responses. The vote system will distinguish them.

I used that example, because that sort of thread happens periodically on GD, and you can see this exact thing play out. You get people saying "Spell Vamp" with upvotes, and some people saying "Life Steal" with downvotes. The votes serve as a way for people who know what's actually going on (luckily, they are the majority on the forums it seems) to weigh in without bloating the thread.


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