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We need to get rid of the "thumb's down" vote

JCat

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I just want to say that this only ends up creating conflict. I saw in an unnamed forum an unnamed member (who had their 1st post removed by the way), gave a "thumb's down" vote to another member, for a well thought out, and reasonable post. (this is, by the way, the 1st instance of the "thumbs down" being used I've seen in the forum, so that's amazing in and of itself! :) )

I believe this option to express "dislike", not just some form of support, leads to conflict in the forum ... just my 2 cents.

ie. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

Now that being said, if one has something to add to the conversation, to generate debate or simply to express a different opinion, then by all means ... that's great! This, however, doesn't add to the conversation as it doesn't express "why" someone disagrees or "what" they disagree with.

Edit: (I wonder if I'm going to get down-voted/thumbs down for this post?? :lol: )
 

Vaporware

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I just want to say that this only ends up creating conflict. I saw in an unnamed forum an unnamed member (who had their 1st post removed by the way), gave a "thumb's down" vote to another member, for a well thought out, and reasonable post. (this is, by the way, the 1st instance of the "thumbs down" being used I've seen in the forum, so that's amazing in and of itself! :) )

I believe this option to express "dislike", not just some form of support, leads to conflict in the forum ... just my 2 cents.

ie. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

Now that being said, if one has something to add to the conversation, to generate debate or simply to express a different opinion, then by all means ... that's great! This, however, doesn't add to the conversation as it doesn't express "why" someone disagrees or "what" they disagree with.

Edit: (I wonder if I'm going to get down-voted/thumbs down for this post?? :lol: )
I mostly thumbs-downed your post for fun, but I do somewhat disagree. On other shitty platforms like facebook (which I try to avoid) there have been plenty of times I’ve really disagreed with and/or disliked posts and had to choose between wasting hours with substantive responses to a bunch of garbage or just letting all of that garbage through unchallenged. I’m still annoyed they don’t have a dislike reaction.

On the other hand, there have only been a handful of posts on FC that I really wanted to dislike and you may be right that the effects of offering the option here will be mostly negative.

I guess here I’m okay trying to leave it or removing it, but in a lot of places with a...less good community I’m annoyed that it’s not an option.
 

FlyingLow

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I into thumbs down as well... though I admit I've never used it until just now:shrug:
Nothing personal, just think there is room for disagreement and discourse.

If someone posts something offensive or off-base, there should be a quick way of saying "I am not in agreement."

Thumbs down does just that.
 
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