I personally would really appreciate it, because often times downvotes are completely nonsensical (like being downvoted for stating what your favorite ice-cream flavor is) and if it was visible who up- or downvotes, people would start giving it more thought before they go on a downvoting cruisade.
what could be a reason not to implement this? What would speak against it?
Would you want to be able to see who up- or downvoted your/an opinion, or would you like it to stay as it is?
Yay - up-/downvoters being visible is a good idea.
I must say, I'm really glad to have asked this question, because all you who oppose my idea, gave me some really valid points about possible negative outcomes, and actually made me change my mind about my own idea for the most part. Thanks!
LOL!!! Same reason why I don't usually anon myself. No shame here. People like hiding. Not me. I'd be happy to know that people can see that I downvoted them. I rarely downvote people though. I normally don't even bother to do that.
They say it means nothing but i agree GaG needs to do something with it make some use of the feature i find it it nothing but causes headaches and makes people upset about who gets up voted and down voted really it's heckle feature but a crazy ass one i agree why not use it as feature to be visible to all people or make a premium feature where people can purchase it so they only get up voted or likes according to Facebook say for example I'm down voted someone attempts to do that to me but gets surprise it up votes me
I've seen some sites take the approach of eliminating an additive negative score. (You can get to zero, but not neg.)
The way it is separated here, doesn't bother me. More than anything, I am kind of amused when I get negative votes here. I only feel sorry that I can't get a kick out of seeing who votes me down because I think that would be more amusing.
Principally, yes. But one thing I'm a bit afraid of, is that some people may become the "target" of massive downvoting whereas they've done little wrong. You know, one downvote triggers more. You could get severe punishment for 1 mistake which would literally be "overkill". Perhaps a good idea would be to just provide the opportunity to upvote or downvote questions or articles, not users.
"What could be a reason not to implement this" In theory it sounds like a good idea and make people think more about handing out downvotes, but in the end alls it would do is create more drama on G@G. I in my opinion we should leave the upvoting alone and change the downvoting to where users must give a reason for downvoting, to help with nonsense downvoting. Another feature that I would like to see implemented, is a "are you sure" message similar to the one the pops up when you select MH, at least it would cut down on the number of downvotes do to users accidently clicking downvote.
I don't see it as a big deal. I get lots of down votes but it would be similar to the thinking of "everyone gets a ribbon" for participating type of thing if everyone was only capable of being up voted. I am sure it will happen anyway eventually.
I don't see how that would ever be a good idea. It would only cause more drama on the site than there already is.
Personally, I don't care about down votes or who down votes me. There will always be people who either don't like me, don't agree with what I have to say, or simply want to go on a trolling spree and down vote everyone who answers a particular question. I just don't think it matters that much, it's not the end of the world if someone down votes me and I really don't care to know who does it.
i think it would create some controversy and some fights lol, but I would honestly like to know why someone downvoted me because I got downvoted in the past for no reason or for a totally idiotic one. But I think it would cause too much drama. So I'll just stick to expressing MY opinions (because some people can't accept the fact that others have different preferences) and just ignore the down votes. Knowing who up-voted would be cool though. I mean it's nice to know someone likes my opinion or agrees.
I think down votes shouldn't be there in the first place. When you are responding to a post the website askes what is your opinion not what facts do you have. You can't down vote someone's opinion without a reason as to why you feel that their opinion isn't right. I think instead they should take out down votes and let people state why they disagree with you whether it be anonymously or not.
I'm still trying to get used to the new format. Though I notice they changed it again. Before it was too difficult for me to scroll around because I had to keep changing the zoom. I like to see the words big so that my kitty eyes don't tire.
I do understand why this is kind of irritating for you, however I think it'd be a bad idea to be honest. Sometimes people who downvote want to downvote with the intentions of staying anonymous. If they wanted to disagree without being anonymous, they'd probably put a comment instead. I think there would be a lot more hostilities between people on the more sensitive subjects.