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Update on the new score/voting system

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  • Mar 8th, 2017 10:43 am
Deal Fanatic
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Aug 20, 2012
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Q: Why do down votes mean so much to you guys??

Damn, just do what I do. Turn OFF notifications for down votes. They wont show up on your notification screen OR emails. Down votes do NOT affect your up vote totals. It's not a +/- system like Disqus or Reddit. Obviously RFD plans to keep it as it has been months and still no definitive conclusion as to what the admins will do. So looks like the default is they will keep it. Kinda pathetic.. so might as well do what I do and just ignore the whole thing.
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Mar 14, 2009
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Please, for the love of God, RFD, if you're going to do one thing, please end the anonymity on the downvote feature.
Deal Addict
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Nov 22, 2003
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I'm still not clear on what the purpose of "voting" is nor why everyone seems to care so much about it. Is the number of "upvotes" tied to your account some sort of badge of honor? Is your reputation lessened if you suffer downvotes? The whole thing sounds immature, asinine and pointless to me.
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Jan 6, 2011
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Has RFD new signup increase or decrease since downvoting is introduced?

Many of my friends lurks and remained lurking, after seeing how threads quickly derail into debates then name calling.
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Aug 11, 2011
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I've noticed a question mark in a circle next to a thread's score. Clicking it allows me to see a "Score breakdown" of the upvotes and downvotes. There are reasons now showing up for the downvotes:

  • Not a good price
  • Bad product/service
  • Poor merchant reputation
  • Unable to get the deal
  • Other (downvote)

Is this something new, as I don't recall seeing it before?
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Oct 15, 2016
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trystee wrote:
Mar 7th, 2017 7:44 pm
I've noticed a question mark in a circle next to a thread's score. Clicking it allows me to see a "Score breakdown" of the upvotes and downvotes. There are reasons now showing up for the downvotes:

  • Not a good price
  • Bad product/service
  • Poor merchant reputation
  • Unable to get the deal
  • Other (downvote)

Is this something new, as I don't recall seeing it before?
I just noticed this and is also wondering the same thing. I came this section of the forum hoping for more detail about this new feature, but I'm only seeing "New feature: Thread Hiding."
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May 17, 2005
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•Not a good price
•Bad product/service
•Poor merchant reputation
•Unable to get the deal
•Other (downvote)
so how do you use it ? I don't see the option to choose ... just the old "up/down" ...
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