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[–] LemonRose 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

I love this idea! If a subverse is properly moderated, there's really no need for downvotes. If someone spams, contact the mod.

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[–] cfl1 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The reverse is more important. If the subverse has proper voters, there's no need for mods.

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

But how do you screen the voaters to make sure they are "proper"?

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

If a subverse is properly moderated, there's really no need for downvotes.

That really depends. Depending on your goal for the forum neither upvotes nor downvotes might be necessary, or they might both be. I have nothing against a subverse opting for a no downvote feature, but I would not like that to be the only option for subverses. Proper moderation cannot replace the message conveyed by downvotes of users and it is entirely possible that could be a message crucial to a forum's proper functioning.