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[–] d_r0ck 2 points 39 points (+41|-2) ago 

Does it work the same way for downvoats? If so, that's kind of a bad model...

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[–] humanmilkfarm 3 points 51 points (+54|-3) ago 

It's a sad day when people are so afraid of getting downvotes that they censure themselves.

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[–] TheBeesTrees 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

It's kind of like that already though. It takes a certain amount of CCP to achieve full functionality. Not that I'm really against it, but it might hinder a bit of expression...

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[–] CaptainPieCart 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

People do that in real life all the time though, it's the same as thinking before you speak.. Which is an important practice.

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

I think it will allow more discussion though, think about it, goat A wants to post a comment but is afraid of the downvoats, but because he has the option of removing his comment, he might post it in the first place to begin with

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

I think most people do, and have to. Especially on this site where when a net amount of votes hits -50 your account gets deactivated (from what I'm hearing).

I think, and I agree with your thinking as this is unfortunate, that we don't get as many real opinions here as we should because those people are afraid to speak their minds due to written backlash. I've been guilty many of times.

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[–] discowoodchuck 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I can confirm it does.

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[–] lasercow 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago  (edited ago)

should be one-directional methinks

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[–] TheGuyWithFace 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Why do you say that? It's different, sure, but if we're thinking about CCP and SCP as representations of how much you've contributed, why would you get points (in either direction) for content that no longer exists?

To add on to that, I feel like on reddit, points were less about how much you contributed and more of a prize - thus the use of the word Karma. I also think that that contributed to the endless circlejerking in some comment sections, since upvotes were given more as an award to people for stating something you agreed with. Here, I feel like upvoating is more intended to mark a comment as interesting/relevant, even if it's not something you agree with. By that definition, (in theory) a negative score is more indicative of something irrelevant to a sub or otherwise not a good contribution. In that case incentivizing users to remove downvoated posts/comments is a good thing, a way of automatically trimming the unwanted submissions out.

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[–] d_r0ck 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

encourage cleanup

This is a great side effect and made me change my mind. Thanks!