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rickgrimes
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Here's why down voting needs to be disabled



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A pure up-rating system has very different results from a up/down-rating system.

With an up-rating system, the ratings are proportional to the number of people who like it (duh).

With an up/down-rating system, the ratings depend on the number of people who like it, and its overall popularity among the general population. In other words, an up/down-rating system results in minority opinions being underrated, and majority opinions being overrated.

e.g. Say I make a wonderful website about tits (the bird). All the bird watchers rave about it and love it. By all rights, it should be #1 search result for people wanting to learn about tits (the bird). But a much larger number of people searching for porn get my site in their search results. They consider it an irrelevant result, and down-rate it. Because they vastly outnumber bird watchers, their downvotes crush the upvotes from bird watchers. And my site drops off the search results radar.

That’s why the bigger sites like Google+ and Facebook only allow upvotes. Legitimately thought-provoking comments and someone challenging the public opinion can get downvoted like crazy because fanboys and the like love to label it as “trolling” and all you end up seeing are the praise posts. Engadget had this problem terribly a few years back, then they switched to Disqus where you can only upvote.

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Cap Crunch
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re: Here's why down voting needs to be disabled


What in the frick are you talking about?


Oh, and :downvote:



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Lacour
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You people are strange with how much you care about what other strangers think of you on an anonymous message board

We ain't talking presidential performance polls here, bro.






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RonFNSwanson
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re: Here's why down voting needs to be disabled


Wonder how many downvotes you'll get before your first upvote.














Because this thread sucks






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Displaced
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i downvoted because you didn't link your website about tits.





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EarthwormJim
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re: Here's why down voting needs to be disabled


What exactly do you think the up/down voting does on this site?





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InVolNerable
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That’s why the bigger sites like Google+ and Facebook only allow upvotes.


The difference between those sites and this one is that votes don't do shite here other than hurt people's feelings.

I downvoted myself because I was mean.



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tl;dr





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Hugo Stiglitz
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Pics of tits or GTFO





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LSURussian
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You're taking this wayyyyy too seriously.





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rickgrimes
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re: Here's why down voting needs to be disabled


Not really. I copied and pasted the OP directly from another site where some people were discussing the subject. Thought it would make for a funny discussion here. I know people have talked about this here before.





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EarthwormJim
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Not really. I copied and pasted the OP directly from another site where some people were discussing the subject. Thought it would make for a funny discussion here. I know people have talked about this here before.


You do know that the voting feature on this site doesn't have the same impact or function it does on those other sites, right?






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rickgrimes
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You do know that the voting feature on this site doesn't have the same impact or function it does on those other sites, right?

Yes, yes. But the tenor of the text and the tits example somehow seemed very appropriate for TD. Hence this thread.






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ksayetiger
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. I copied and pasted the OP directly from another site


And no link? I'm telling chicken.






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Ice Cold
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i downvoted because you didn't link your website about tits.
Link?






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CptBengal
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I copied and pasted the OP directly from another site


admitting to plagiarism too?

wow this thread is full of teh fail.






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RummelTiger
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Jesus H...

Why in the world would you put that much thought into this?

Are you that emotionally insecure?

And, for fricks sake, I will downvote this post of mine!






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