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[–] thuvia_1 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago  (edited ago)

i do not like this idea. it makes for lazy subscribers. why should people bother to comment on anything when there are several little emoji faces at the bottom of the article that may or may not quite totally represent how a user 'feels' about what's said in the OP? oooh this is an insightful post, let's just click that little icon under "Insightful" so it can seem as though i have something to contribute. next thread, please!

i feel as though i'm being patronized any time i go to a website that has a voting system like that. like i'm incapable of determining myself what to think about a submission, here are some handy little ways to feel so i don't have to bother with it.

*edit-forgot a word.

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[–] bilog78 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

i do not like this idea. it makes for lazy subscribers. why should people bother to comment on anything when there are several little emoji faces at the bottom of the article that may or may not quite totally represent how a user 'feels' about what's said in the OP? oooh this is an insightful post, let's just click that little icon under "Insightful" so it can seem as though i have something to contribute. next thread, please!

I absolutely agree. And on top of that, there is also the issue of possible discrepancy between the judgment value and judgment score. For example, while most of the time trolling is likely to get a -1 Troll, there are a few (as rare as they might be) circumstances where the quality of the trolling is such that a +1 Troll. Comments (combined with up/downvoats) are much better at conveying this kind of information and should be encouraged in this sense.

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[–] Sullysq 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

This is how I feel about it too. Plus, in having more voting options you're actually limited more in your expression. I realize you could still comment to express yourself more clearly, but like you said, this would encourage lazy consumption. This would encourage people to only feel one of x amount of ways about something.

I also don't like the idea of completing a micro survey on every post and comment in order to have influence. Not every post requires such consideration. Sometimes it's just a shit post and needs a downvote.

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

What about if they had the regular upvote/downvote as an option too along side of the others. Would you still feel the same way?

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[–] thuvia_1 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

yes i would. i don't see how they would make any difference.

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

People who don't have anything worth saying shouldn't comment anyways. Passive participation is important too, as lurkers make up a majority of any community.