I made a post on r/ukulele where I seek help finding vegan friendly ukuleles. Instant-down-vote because of the V-word hindering it being discovered by those interested. It’s not offensive, I specifically ask to keep discussions on veganism out of it and I stayed polite about the topic - I think? Mind you this is not the worst case of instant-down-vote of non-controversial or non-offensive honest posts on Reddit. It’s the hive-mind-tribe thing of Reddit doing it’s thing as usual.

What if down votes had reduced “power” or impact/value. Up-votes are a full point and down-votes are .5 or .75 of a point in order to prevent instant-reptile-brain-knee-jerk down-voting because of a small difference in opinion or world view. So that there have to be two people down-voting for one integer point to count.

What do you folks think?

Dessalines
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9ein Jahr

I’m personally not a fan of arbitrary weights for up vs downvotes. If downvotes do bother anyone, there’s a setting to hide scores now.

@pancake@lemmy.ml
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4ein Jahr

I’m also not for changing up/down vote weights. Still, there is the problem with the first very few of them to a post having too much decision power over it, which I can’t think of a satisfactory way to tackle…

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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17ein Jahr

I dont think this is a problem with downvotes in general, but just that early downvote having such a large effect. The post gets hidden, and people who would upvote it dont even see it. Maybe it would help if downvotes (or all votes) only take effect after an hour?

@linkert@lemmy.ml
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ein Jahr

That’s very interesting, if not just as a trial for a period followed by evaluation?

@lorabe@lemmy.ml
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ein Jahr

I truly wonder who are the ones that use the downvote option in such a way, i’ve noticed this situaton too.

dandelion
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3ein Jahr

Downvoters discovered this post ;-)

@DefNotPizza@lemmy.ml
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3ein Jahr

I always hide votes and on lemmy you can do that in the native settings instead of using uBlock to filter the CSS. Also with mobile app (from Fdroid) you can hide votes easily.

I recommend to hide votes in every social/forum, if you can’t do it natively as lemmy uBlock will do that.

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