Would it be good or bad? Without a downvote button, like YouTube, would it cause more people to state what they think about your opinion instead of just clicking the downvote without an explaination? Would it change G@G for the better or the worse? What do you think?
I'm tired of being downvoted without an explanation. I want to know WHY you didn't agree with what I said. I dunno if getting rid of it would be a good idea or not, but what do you guys think?
Yes, they should get rid of the downvote button.
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No, they should NOT get rid of the downvote button.
I think the notion of wanting people to explain why they don't agree with you or why they are not upvoting/liking your opinion is egotistical. Almost as if one thinks their opinion is so outstanding and undeniably right that they can't handle it not being liked, cosigned with, or agreed with so they want an explanation. I think that's a weakness. We live in a society where people place too much value on 'likes'. If you stop and think, it's crazy how many people use social media in order to collect a bunch of "likes" that are essentially worthless and pointless where it really matters.
I get downvoted all the time and I can sincerely say I don't give a fuq. I don't need people to like what I have to say or agree with me. My confidence is not so fragile that I can't handle a few downvotes or even 100 downvotes. No offense, but I think you're too sensitive if you feel the need to know WHY someone disagrees with you. Almost as if your self-esteem or ego is punctured when someone disagrees.
It shouldn't be gotten rid of, but it should be changed to where when you downvote a little box pops up forcing you to explain why you downvoted. Some people downvote cause they simply don't like the particular user or they simply downvote for no reason. Tho their are users who down vote by accident especially when G@Ging on their phone/tablet.
I get downvoted all the time. It hurts, but if someone's downvoting me, then perhaps my opinion hurt them, too. So, it let's me know if my opinion had an effect on someone. My opinions aren't terrible, though. Some people make troll downvotes. Just ignore the downvotes, but cherish the upvotes. The upvotes are people who support you. I would like an opinion from whoever downvotes me, but I think they're far more intimidated by my response to their opinions. Some people on GaG need to get permanently banned, though. They leave extremely rude comments, but the GaG moderators don't take down their comments. I guess the GaG moderators have their favorites here. That's quite disappointing. So much for equality.
Agree on downvoting without explanation part but on other hand... why do you even care? People say, "Don't care what others think, live your life the way you want to." and this is fucking internet community. It'll be gone someday. Don't sweat over downvotes. Enjoy them ;)
I don't really mind being downvoted lol I've literally been downvoted for the most ridiculous shit on here already like answering a 'how are you' question with 'I'm good thank you' so I really don't care anymore, haters gonna hate :P
I think it depends to be honest. Some people like me don't care at all if you downvote my opinion. Others tend to take it WAY too seriously lol. But my advice to them would be just to ignore your naysayers and just be yourself.