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Downvote should be eliminated from RFD

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  • Jan 16th, 2019 12:13 pm
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Downvote should be eliminated from RFD

What is the incentive to keep on posting deals one finds when you are downvoted? Much nicer for people to keep the knowledge of a deal to themselves and not having to deal with the negativity of downvotes.

IOW, people who downvote deals are actually cutting themselves from the knowledge of future deals. There is enough negativity in the world we don't need to create more here at RFD.
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You seem to really be taking this personally. The best advice you might get is to remember that this is the internet. Don't take everything so seriously. Why do you give a shit what other people think?

And, yes, I down voted this thread and rightfully so.
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Conquistador wrote:
Jan 4th, 2019 10:34 pm
You seem to really be taking this personally. The best advice you might get is to remember that this is the internet. Don't take everything so seriously. Why do you give a shit what other people think?

And, yes, I down voted this thread and rightfully so.
Like I said earlier, there is enough negativity in this world. No need to add more through RFD. Yet, your arguments make a lot of sense.
The first person you should love, is yourself. Otherwise you are asking others to do something that you refuse to do yourself.
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Yes! Let's all think of the children!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Jan 4th, 2019 10:52 pm
Yes! Let's all think of the children!
There is a certain type of people who think about children all the time... I'm not one of those ;)
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People downvote THREADS based on how stupid the THREAD is, not everything on this forum is DEAL related.
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I don't mind down votes, just consistency so if upvotes have a name attached, so should down votes.

I disagree w someone here, sometimes ppl down vote just to be pricks. I've seen perfectly good topics and questions get down voted just for the hell of it. Makes no sense except to be annoying.
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omg.. can you imagine the amount of threads that will be posted if no downvote exists??
we would need endless threads with HOT HOT HOT in the topic title.
TRY TRY AGAIN.
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Conquistador wrote:
Jan 4th, 2019 10:34 pm
You seem to really be taking this personally. The best advice you might get is to remember that this is the internet. Don't take everything so seriously. Why do you give a shit what other people think?

And, yes, I down voted this thread and rightfully so.

His dob will explain everything. Shhhhh... liberal SJW millennials. They get rattled if you bend a piece of grass. *grass has feelings too* :rolleyes:

And, admittedly, another down voter here for the thread. -1.
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so the last thread on this very topic was closed, so OP starts another?

Downvoted.

Here's a thought OP, stop posting crap threads and you won't get downvoted.
Last edited by Swerny on Jan 11th, 2019 8:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Swerny wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 12:45 pm
so the last thread on this very topic was closed, so OP starts another?

Downvoted.
Yeah I know, since cannabis is legal we all look the same... ;)
The first person you should love, is yourself. Otherwise you are asking others to do something that you refuse to do yourself.
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Hey Tom!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Never used downvote. I think.
But get rid of it.
You guys seem trapped by the confines of your own ideologies.
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I think downvotes should be only in Hot Deals and removed from subforums where low content is locked and inappropriate content is reported/deleted like before. Voting in Deals tells me if the deal is worth my time at a glance to enter the thread or not.

I used to think Shopping Discussion was a tough crowd where members were often chastised by those who thought highly of themselves. Now I see in other subs where negativity is fuelled by similar or egocentrism and lack of empathy. Although I usually care less what people say behind a keyboard, it does lower my willingness to start or reply anything helpful even it is towards a handful.

I belong to a Toyota forum where there is no downvoting at all, only a "Thanks" button. You get a vacation if you bring up anything political, sexual or inappropriate, same for name calling or derogatory towards another member no matter how minor, it's not tolerated. It is one of my favourite forums because everyone understands the decorum or it attracts people who will follow it, and we end up joking, being helpful, and talking about our lives, it's a real family/friends atmosphere with people in the U.S. and around the world.

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