(Topic ID: 136836)

Time to remove down votes?

By PopBumperPete

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    I am sure that this topic has been discussed before.
    But, there is now a push to make Pinside a more friendly place
    Be nice to the (unpaid) moderators
    No boobie pictures
    Try to keep on topic

    This is all great

    To keep in line with this new push for niceness, surely we can do away with down voting?
    Keep the up voting , as it sends a positive message
    But people do use down votes to poke the user, not the post
    I cannot see a need for this

    #12 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

    So... you want this to be Facebook?
    Without DOWN VOTES... People will say whatever they want and will never know if they pissed someone off. I need down votes to keep me in check when I am drunk and stupid lol. Or to let someone know I disagree with them... We need the down votes to keep this place clean. It's the only way you can slap someone in the face for being bad.

    If you disagree with me , fine

    What annoys me is lurkers who never post (therefore expressing their opinion) pushing the down vote button

    #20 4 years ago
    Quoted from NJGecko:

    The mod team has talked about this a few times. It was revamped a few months back and it's not thumbs up or down any more.
    It's an agree or disagree. Not a down vote in a negative connotation at all. People disagree and that's all it's meant to signify.

    It is big, red and has a '-' in front of a number
    Seems negative to me

    #32 4 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    I almost never downvote because everybody's entitled to their own opinion...even when it's wrong.
    I only downvote when somebody's acting like a total douchebag or just to bust balls, as I did on the OP. I mean...if you're going to post a thread about abolishing downvotes, you gotta expect a ton of downvotes just to tweak you.

    I expected the negative votes
    I am prepared to stick my head up and voice an opinion
    I am not going to cry because a bunch of Americans disagree with me

    #38 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

    If it helps, I am an American but I have permanent residency in Australia.

    Wanting to be cool does not count

    #55 4 years ago
    Quoted from eggbert52:

    Not in THIS country Jack.

    Those AMERICANS make all of your pinball machines. Oh, that is unless your still holding out hope for TBL.

    Heighway (spelling?)

    #57 4 years ago
    Quoted from eggbert52:

    Do you currently OWN any of those machines? My point exactly.

    Own a Zac
    Had a TESB
    Waiting on a Thundrerbirds

    #73 4 years ago
    Quoted from aingide:

    It IS weird when the downvote battles happen though, right?
    You know...when you're in a thread and two people who aren't even talking about the same thing start randomly downvoting each other, then you're confused about whether or not you missed something, then later on you find out that they had a disagreement in another thread about a completely different subject.

    Or on another forum

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    #106 4 years ago
    Quoted from lukex:

    I have been reading this thread with much amusement. It is hard to look away.
    The original plea for no downvotes has created an Avalanche of them.
    So I wonder, at what point the voting changed from disagreement with the post, to poking Pete!!
    Just funny.

    I had my say, a moderator quickly replied
    What more could I ask for?

    I am today's amusement, tomorrow they will find some one new to poke

    #107 4 years ago
    Quoted from KoolFingers:

    I find this hilarious since you used it to down vote Boob.

    Cannot beat them, then join them

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