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[–] NeedleInAHaystack 0 points 59 points (+59|-0) ago 

It encourages participation in discussion. I think that's why most people like it.

It also makes you earn the ability/responsibility of downvoating.

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[–] Macnewbie 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Id be in favor of heavier restrictions. Such as requiring a reply in order to downvoat or maybe a daily ratio of comments to downvoats. But i think im in the minority in that regard.

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[–] NeedleInAHaystack 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago  (edited ago)

We both are then.... If you're going to downvoat, you should be required to offer an alternative position/explanation. I'm with you.

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

Do you have proof of this or are you just making it up?

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

I don't have data to offer you. But, commenting is a requirement for participation.

The ability to upvoat is limited, and downvoating is restricted until a user participates by commenting, otherwise they can't participate in voating (without restriction).

Again, these rules mean if a user wants to participate in voating, they have to participate by commenting. This encourages participation in discussion.