Aren't you happy that there's less hate on this site now? Aren't you happy that someone won't get upset and feel hesitant in posting honest opinions? Aren't you happy that you can now finally get rid of downvoter stalker trolls? Aren't you happy with the advantage of earning +3 xper? Aren't you happy that... it's saving your precious time?
Why are you all so desperate to hate each other? Isn't it like real life now, because in real life, when you love someone's opinion, you admire them, adopt them, follow them. And if you didn't, you just ignore them. Do you indulge in fight or stamp on their head that this person shouldn't be taken seriously?
Do you think it helps the asker? It is nothing but ego boost. This guy's post got 50+ downvotes and everyone was nothing but excited and he got MHO.
But that's not good for the site. This site needs more debates so that there'll be more discussions, more communication, more controversy.
I support #TheGAGAuthority
It increases* debates.
(Thanks DivaMonae for pointing that out)
Keep sharing your thoughts and opinions. Admins ARE listening. Have faith and patience.
Runner-ups: ObscuredBeyond ; Anonymous (18-24) girl
Second runner-ups: DangerDoge & HandsomeRaj ; DivaMonae
Most Helpful Girl
I think having the downvotes taken away. People are forced to say what they really think. As in why they hate what you said. Though majority of people are too cowardly to speak out in that matter. So instead of running away and hating in the shadows. They are forced to bring it to the light if they dare to even say it. Though majority of the people that downvote don't have the balls to even say why they didn't agree.
Honestly there are times when you should debate about a certain subject you disagree with. Then there are times you shouldn't bother to say anything or do anything towards what you disagree. Meaning with really stupid comments or questions. They should just be 100% ignored. So no downvotes, messages, etc. They will never get acknowledge this way. So hopefully the really dumb questions and commits might die out. Since nobody willl say or show any signs of caring.
Plus i believe the gag community lost the privilege of having downvotes. Since so many people kept downvoting just because they hated the person. It wasn't based on what kind of comment they made. Even on good ones people would downvote which was stupid. It didn't make any sense for it to happen. So thanks to those people everyone is paying the price. So this is our punishment for those idiots that love to downvote others 24/7 because they are sour cunts.6
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Most Helpful Guy
Honestly, I don't generally vote for things either way unless I'm really compelled to, and even then it's usually an upvote. I just think that on an advice site, it's pretty important for advice to be able to be seconded OR disagreed with, and that doesn't always necessitate a verbal response. I mean, first off, I couldn't give a fuck less if someone down votes me, that really shouldn't bother people. There are people from all over the world, from all different cultures and backgrounds, so we're not always going to agree with each other. But if someone dispenses terrible advice, we should have the option to simply disagree with a vote, rather than have to be like "I disagree, and here's why..." Does it mildly frustrate me when people down vote and don't explain? At times, sure, especially when I feel like what I've said is very reasonable. But I mean, someone could have accidentally hit the button on a touchscreen device, so whatever. And in any case, I can never lose sight of the fact that this is the Internet, and things that happen on the Internet simply don't matter. So I just can't care enough about it. And I understand the idea of inspiring debates, but I think most of us just don't have time to do that to that level, every single time we disagree. I tend to just move on and think they're wrong, but many would probably like an option to down vote. And just in general, taking away options from anything is usually a bad thing.
I don't know what the logic was behind the move. But if it has anything to do with some soft and sweet PC shit about not hurting people's feelings, that's everything I stand against. Just be real at all times, for better or worse. No one's protecting me from anything in real life, I don't need people protecting me on the Internet aka "fake life." If it's an anti-trolling measure, trolls will still be as active as ever, just looking for actual responses even without the down votes. I'm not going to set anything on fire over it, it doesn't really affect me much personally, but I think it's a definite downgrade for the site.5
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