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Dtg Down Votes, Are They Necessary?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cat, Sep 7, 2019.

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  1. Cat

    Cat Active Member

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    I'm not the first to notice down votes on posts for no apparent reason and I suspect that it is simply trolling.
    If anyone wishes to criticise a post then they should make their point in a reply post.
    I suggest that the down vote is removed from the forum.
     
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  2. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    I suggest people just ignore down AND up votes and just talk.
     
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  3. InspectorTiger

    InspectorTiger Active Member

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    There are plenty of us here who can use our words to disagree with each other, if we need to. But please have some consideration for those forum members who are less well-equipped. They need an outlet for their reflexive, inarticulate grunts of disapproval; a digital equivalent of "ME NO LIKE... THIS BAD". The downvote function is especially for them.

    "Of course we could make lessons more challenging, Lisa, but then the stupider students would be in here complaining, furrowing their brows in a vain attempt to understand the situation."
    —Principal Skinner
     
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  4. TrainSim-Dmitri

    TrainSim-Dmitri Staff Member

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    I do not personally like the downvotes too much, would prefer to see them go with the next forum software update.
     
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  5. Random Railfan

    Random Railfan Active Member

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    Same here. There's just some people (not gonna name anyone, but you probably know who I'm taking about) who spam downvotes on anything they don't totally love and agree with.
     
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  6. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    I agree I believe it's time that the downvote be removed from choice.
     
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  7. LucaW

    LucaW New Member

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    The downvote is a great thing.
     
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  8. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    Why?
    I don't think down or up votes need to be on a discussion site when people can use their words to convey what they wish to
     
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  9. LucaW

    LucaW New Member

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    But it's an expression, should upvotes be removed too?
     
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  10. Cat

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    Please tell us why you think it is a great thing. It is a negative mark, those who wish to criticise a post should express themselves more openly and make their counterpoint.

    An upvote is a form of agreement were no further comment is always necessary unless one wishes to make one.
     
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  11. DeanO55

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    So long as we live in a democracy then people are free to choose what the hell they want to vote/click or up thumb or down thumb and if you don't like it then I suggest you choose to move to one of our remaining Communist nations and bloody stay there.Period. End of. Bye Bye.......
     
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    That escalated quickly..
     
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  13. Cat

    Cat Active Member

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    That's a bit strong isn't it, me a communist? You must be confusing me with someone else.

    However if you are so concerned about democracy then count the upvotes so far on this thread regarding the removal of downvotes. I'll save you the bother, that's 18 upvotes for the removal of downvotes. Downvotes on this thread, 0.

    That's democracy for you.
     
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