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[–] 12_Years_A_Toucan 8 points 106 points (+114|-8) ago 

They are working on a better system https://voat.co/v/voatdev/comments/413243

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[–] CowWithBeef 9 points 200 points (+209|-9) ago 

I would prefer if the new system was already in place before abandoning the old system. At least I got the joy of earning my first downvote.

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

looks like you earned a downvoat here too :^)

I know what you mean though, a downvoat was like gold

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

good

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

Me to, just downvoated you!

then upvoted since the "first time" buzz is gone...

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[–] Aaragon 4 points 63 points (+67|-4) ago 

It's at least reassuring to know that when they say they're working on a plan, they actually mean it.

While I don't like the change right now, I have faith that they will make things right.

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[–] Snake973 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

What's this strange new feeling? Is it "trust in an admin"???

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

This is tough to get right, and frankly I don't have the answers. However, knowing they are honest and working on it makes all the difference.

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[–] shroudedwolf51 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I still find it to be absolutely mad that rather than properly developing a new system and replacing the current one, they ditched the current one and basically said, "Yeah, we'll deal with this later."

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[–] eneerg 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

people are so fucking stupid. this is simple. just create an upvoat button and get rid of the downvoat button. it will help people focus on what they WANT instead of making them focus on what they don't want. complaining is always easier than doing something about it. an upvoat says you are shaping voat to become what you want it to become. a downvoat merely means that you're complaining about something that bothers you. but if that bothersome thing is removed, you STILL have nothing if you don't say what you actually WANT.

plus we all know the brigading has started with the downvoat button. we see it all the time on reddit. and we act like it won't happen on here. it's fucking idiocy. if you want to give people a downvoat button, make them EARN IT by contributing heavily to the site. and limit the amount of downvoats they get to ONE per day.

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

Like Facebook!? NO!

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

if you want to give people a downvoat button, make them EARN IT by contributing heavily to the site.

I'd just get rid of them entirely. At least for comments the downsides of downvoting far outweigh the positives.

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

Likes (tm)

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

I have to agree with this. As far as I've ever seen on a site with a downvote button, nothing good came of them. In theory, a downvote should be brilliant and used for shitposts/spam/truly awful stuff, but in reality it's used as irresponsibly, immaturely, and knee-jerkedly as possible.

It's just not worth the trouble it brings. Much better to get rid of the downvote button and make users focus on upvoting what they like, and actually comment on and discuss the things they don't agree with.

We don't need Reddit part 2, where many subs become hive minds that vote out any dissenting opinions, even things as simple as gaming subs.

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

It's almost as though unlimited registrations are a constant source of problems, and make eliminating brigading and shilling almost impossible.

If it were an actual invite system, then a system could easily be developed to eliminate whole groups of shills and brigades all at once, as the invites will link them together.