The only reason my profile is set to private is because I don't want others to see the opinions I post, and I'm sure a lot of users feel the same way.
Trolls and Haters can use this feature as way to downvote your opinions and stalk certain questions (often related to sexual nature).
Now before you go and say why don't you just post your opinions anonymously, I want you to know like many others I don't like posting opinions anonymously and with GAGs latest updates (where MHO% dictates how opinions are sorted on a question), anonymous opinions will always end up at the bottom of the page.
- Yes they shouldVote A
- No they shouldn'tVote B
Most Helpful Guy
As a privacy advocate, I think your request is reasonable. While I do think MHO is one of the more interesting metrics on GAG, I think helping the person is the most important and the rating can make things too superficial, and putting it at the top of a question makes it even worse.
I think GAG could roll back a version or 3 and be just fine.
The only problem with the Opinions thing is the granularity of the settings without confusing the user. There are people you follow, then there are just random people on the site, and maybe you want the followers to see your opinions or the random people to see the opinions or nobody at all to see the opinions. While I guess in theory having all 3 as a setting / drop-down box could work, the settings can get complicated fast if everyone's pet request is added.
In your case, how would you like it to work?
And no I'm not a site admin lol1
Most Helpful Girl
yes they should!1