I voted 'Bad' but now I'm not sure, it was very useful and nice to see what other people think in an easy way. I think it was an easy way to show your view on someones opinion without having to comment yourself. But on the other hand this may be a good thing too because now you have to tell why you don't agree. It's easy to downvote someones opinion without explaining why, this update encourages more interaction which is good I guess.
I've just seen it... but I think that the community will ask for it to come back. Some people just love to downvote things can't live without it. Not counting that some comments deserve to be downvoted.
All the dumb comments and especially trolls need how we feel about their comments. Also if someone gives dumb advice, we could let the asker know the world disagrees with that. As an editor i think you would be in a good position to tell GAG about this problem.
Not good. Down voting showed you the amount of people that disagreed with you. It was interesting to know who had a divergent viewpoint from yours. Now no one will know, since I doubt people are going to confront other with different viewpoints. It seemed more practical to just down vote and leave.
It's annoying. Sometimes I just want to pass through and downvote something. I don't feel the need to make a full comment about how said person is being a jackass. They're not worthy of that much of my time and effort.
Downvotes were a good alternative to outright verbal abuse/disagreement. Now every time you disagree with someone, you have to get into it with them. No thanks. Let me just disagree and float away into the ether please.
I mean, I'm thinking especially of the relationship threads, where someone would post something which would get 6/0 upvotes and 0/7 downvotes. Very quick -- and very effective -- lesson in the differences between male and female thinking about relationship stuff. Ya know?