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[–] Atko 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Overall, you downvoted way more submissions than you upvoted. I put in a restriction years ago (its in an announcement somewhere) to only let a user downvote as much as they upvoted.

You seem to be downvoting a shit ton of things while at the same time you submit no content (links, discussions) which I see as abuse. You gave your self the right to downvote while not upvoting or submitting links. To me this behavior is a clear indicator of a hidden motive. I personally see people like that as freeloaders or dictators.

The restriction I put in must have been removed during api implementation and believe me, it will be back.

As for the cooldown - you were caught as the person who follows somebody around and downvotes their stuff. The cooldown change is not live yet (we are still in alpha and we are testing new code all the time), but if it was ever to go live, we will announce it and discuss it as always.

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

Please don't cripple downvoting because of a couple of problem users. Voat mods itself. Look at v/science and v/askvoat. Aside from adspam which needs to be pulled entirely, the votes take care of amaleks. Limiting downvotes while having unlimited upvotes sets the stage for abuse. And shill accounts / nonbot spammers are difficult to spot, but once noticec often need >10 DVs. Just because a few have issues does not mean that the current system does not work for the many.

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

I agree. Both voting actions need to be balanced. Right now I see huge abuse potential as upvoting is not balanced with downvoting. I tried to correct this more than a year ago but it caused a shitstorm. Maybe this time people will be more supportive. We'll open a discussion about it soon.

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[–] SaneGoatiSwear [S] 6 points -5 points (+1|-6) ago 

thanks for correcting the record, derk /s

all your quote is bullshit.

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[–] 6520231? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So he's piled on over 3.5k submission downvotes since last week? Damn.

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

whaaa?

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[–] SaneGoatiSwear [S] 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago  (edited ago)

first of all this has nothing to do with downvoating submissions. the restriction recently put on (and taken off) was about comment downvoats.

and clearly your second sentence is off, because i have more submission downvoats than upvoats (because i browse v/all/new and downvoat spam, atko, janitoring all day every day, i guess you don't call that contributing either).

do you seriously not consider discussion content? are you seriously attacking me?

seriously, my upvoats and downvoats overall are around 17k up and down total for subs and comments combined.... sooooo you're lying about me? looked at the wrong profile?

you have spent the majority of the time you've "responded" to me insulting me. what's up with that?

why don't you go remove the dox that was posted a day ago instead of writing paragraphs of insults to me.

so since your post is full of disinformation tactics, here they are!

straw man

hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

create rumor mongers

sidetrack opponent with name calling and ridicule

probably a hit and run

invoke authority

question motives

play dumb

change the subject

emotionalize, antagonize, and goad opponents.