:P I notice people getting downvoted even when what they said wasn't even remotely offensive. Like they were just saying what their favorite food was and boom! A bunch of downvotes for what? 😂 Just curious. I thought the downvote button was for disagreeing, but people use it to rate their like or dislike for gagers now? Okay.
I am not sure sometimes I get a random downvote for a seemingly non controversial comment - The only reason I can think of is that the person has an issue with me - I have never experienced a bunch of downvotes so I don't know if it carries to general group level though I have seen seemingly personal downvotes in operation on people that I think come from a place apart from disagreement with the person. There are times when I think GaG degenerates to schoolyard politics where petty jealousies and some picking on may take place.
I will downvote if they are wrong or use an illogical argument, I try not to downvote if they just have a different opinion but sometimes I can't help myself, though it might be that I think their opinion is wrong.
I will also downvote for spam, but I don't really see that a lot.
I tend to upvote when I agree with them or they explain something really well, or if it's funny.
I'll actually upvote someone even if I don't agree with everything they say, because I agree with them on that point, and often have tried to upvote people who have blocked me over something stupid. So I can't say I would downvote someone for hating or even disliking someone, that seems immature.
I don't know. But I was just blocked yet again after having a conversation with a couple people after merely asking the asker to rephrase his question. Apparently, he got all bent out of shape and blocked me because he failed to completely state his question properly. And he didn't want to (rephrase)? If only he clarified, I would have answered his question. Oh, well. I move on when that happens.
Well when I share my opinion and it gets a lot of likes, like over 30 in total... there's always those people that down vote it for the sake of being a total ass. Oh and i'm prepared for an army of my haters to bombard me with dislikes. But i'm prepared, i've already searched their addresses :-))