Consensus —Handling down votes.

asked 2013-09-28 01:53:26 -0600

pajju gravatar image

updated 2013-09-28 01:53:56 -0600

I've seen Down voting issue in many forums. They don't handle it transparently.

Things observed and reported by others too --

  • You get downvoted for no reason, may be personal reasons and competitors always downvote each others posts.
  • I've seen this happen in many online forums, HN and Reddit.

And there is no way to handle this?

How should we tackle this kind of behavior? As this is increasingly happening in forums.

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One way to handle it - whenever someone downvotes, let him send a message too - why he was downvoted + along his signature. Does this help?

pajju gravatar image pajju  ( 2013-09-28 01:56:39 -0600 )edit