The question should be "Not sure why there is a down vote system at all"? What is/was it's purpose? What was to be attained by it? Who gains with down votes? What is to be gained by down votes?flyingnurse wrote: ↑Aug 22nd, 2017 2:23 amNot sure why there is a removal of the down vote system just because some people abuse it. I will say that there are probably a good number of replies or threads that deserve down votes but now I will have to read them and find the info to decide for myself whether the thread is useful in any way or not (especially in hot deals). Rather than removing it I still think it should be revamped so that a person must provide a reason for a down vote which is visible to only the person who received the down vote. This would curb a lot of abuse because now trolls will need to type stuff rather than just click a button.
If your solution is to have to provide a reason before you can down vote, I ask why? If you say to keep it private, again why, what is to be gained between you and the downvoter? Surly you can not expect it to remain that without backlash? You really cannot think it would stop abuse? Or cause more?