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[–] Zekethephoenix 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

So how do we keep interesting things on the front page and troll posts off without upvoats/downvoats? Would we instead just have upvoats and don't record them in any visible way?

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[–] Kookus_ 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago  (edited ago)

we still need the upvoats and downvoats, but we should skew the algorithm towards UPVOATING that way people have to actively fight for what they want to see vs. complain about what they don't want to see. and of course we need to remove the karma system entirely. you shouldn't get any points for your posts as that just encourages circlejerking instead of intelligent discussion. the upvoats and downvoats can still be recorded on each individual post and they still should count, but the user shouldn't get anything.

The only people threatened by the loss of karma are insecure keyboard warriors looking for the approval of total strangers. Intelligent people want the discussion not the imaginary internet points.

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[–] Zekethephoenix 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ya I honestly think karma is the biggest problem causer of these "reddit-like" websites. We should get nothing for sharing things. All the fun should come from discussions.

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[–] Malek 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No algorithm. Keep it clean. keep it pure.

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[–] lodecesky 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No down. only up-votes Simple and clean.

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[–] XPS 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The submissions should just be ranked by page views, no voting. If it caught your interest enough to click, then it goes up in value. Comment points should be discontinued, there is no value there.

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[–] NNdmt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The problem with that as far as I see is it would lead to "clickbait" titles as people attempt to get their submission more attention

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[–] porn_unicorn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think comment points should be the only thing that counts towards ranking. The more discussion, the more interesting it is ... in my mind. Either way it does need to change.

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[–] Zekethephoenix 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Referring to op?