We want your feedback! Would you like to be able to see who upvotes or downvotes your opinions? If so, would you also like to be notified when anyone up votes your opinion? Notifications would be optional, as they are now for "Asker/myTake owner" upvotes.
Let us know what you think by voting in the poll below and/or leaving an opinion :)
- I'd like to see who upvotes my opinions and also who downvotes them52% (325)52% (292)52% (617)Vote
- I'd like to see who upvotes my opinions, but not who downvotes them9% (58)11% (64)10% (122)Vote
- I don't want to see who upvotes or downvotes my opinions19% (119)17% (95)18% (214)Vote
- I don't care/See results20% (124)20% (107)20% (231)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I don't like this idea. Not only would being able to see who downvotes create drama like @dangerDoge said but being able to see who upvoted other people can create also problems.
Like let's say I upvote someone but then someone who REALLY disagreed with the poster messages everyone who upvoted being like "WHY DID YOU UPVOTE THEM YOU"RE SO WRONG I"M GOING TO HARASS YOU ON THIS SITE FOR THE NEXT MONTH AT LEAST RAWR"
Not my idea of a good time. And you KNOW that would happen! People are nuts here. Sometimes it's better to not know some things.
Plus, I also don't want to see more clutter and more lag like @9mfeo said.34
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Most Helpful Guy
I am a curious person, but please do not do this.
-- Let's say you disagree with someone's opinion. *downvote* Oh look, now you got an angry message (comment or PM) from the opinion owner complaining why you downvoted him. Have fun with that.
A LOT of angry rage fueled debates would start popping up around GAG.
-- All the past posts that you upvoted/downvoted with the feeling of safety are now exposed. "GAG crush game: Upvote if you have a crush on them!" *person upvoted them* Now your secret crush on whoever isn't so secret. :)
-- The clutter/site loading. The site is going to load slower taking into account all the new data I imagine. It would also look less clean and the format would need to change.
-- Many will be afraid to upvote/downvote. Sure, that is good I guess that maybe some trolls will stop downvoting everyone. But many won't stop -- why would they? They are often a level 1 person no one has heard of. They may not even post questions following the site anyway. Downvoting everyone isn't against the rules either, so all the people who downvote everyone will just keep getting away with, pissing people off, doing just what trolls like. By clicking their button, they will incite even more anger than by doing so anonymously.
Many people will be afraid to upvote/downvote people's opinions because they'll be afraid of getting known to that person on their shitlist, or getting blocked, or whatever. People may upvote still and be fine, but then the upvoting system is ruined in its entirety. It'd he completely scewed and wouldn't give an accurate representation of the community's feels. If someone gives a crappy opinion, it should be downvoted so OP and people know "This is a crappy opinion. Don't follow the advice."
I see the main benefit to come out of it to be to satisfy curiosity. This is the main point of it. People are curious.
I'm a curious person too... But curiosity killed the cat. The amount of new founded rage that will be on GAG will be unreal. This may incite MORE troll behavior. Satisfying curiosity is not worth the negative consequences of this.
So please, powers that be, do not show upvote/downvote to opinions. Even if it is only showing to "your opinion," I forsee mostly negative events coming from this.
It may work for facebook, where everyone is a supposed friend of you already and there is no downvote, but not GAG.
Often I'm indifferent to GAG updates, but this one would upset me, and that doesn't happen much.18
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