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Becks wrote: This thread has downvotes for no good reason: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/pegabo-l ... d-2354281/

Who r these members doing the downvoting? Do u acknowledge that these negative ppl who can hid behind anonymity have a deleterious effect on RFD member participation and morale?
For the record, I didn't downvote it, and never look in the fashion sub-forum.
I checked it out, out of curiosity.

My guess is that it received downvotes because it looks like it was written by a drunken monkey.
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Added quote before the post is edited,
im new to buying dress shoes.only have one pair from sears from nun somethign
saw these in store on clearnace for 57. is it a good brand or would you guys recomend to spend more on something more reliable or better quality?

https://www.thebay.com/pegabo-hellain-l ... pegabo&N=0

i also got 30 bucks wrth of points to knock it off.
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Much like the up votes we receive showing under our profile when we post, perhaps the down votes we give could show as well.

This would show some accountability and stop the trolls.
The down voters name would not show on the thread they down voted but the down vote would as it does now.

Results would be (using post above ^^ as example)
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IMHIP2 wrote: Much like the up votes we receive showing under our profile when we post, perhaps the down votes we give could show as well.

This would show some accountability and stop the trolls.
The down voters name would not show on the thread they down voted but the down vote would as it does now.
To add a little perspective, there are virtually no active accounts with negative ratios. The vast majority have significantly higher upvotes given to downvotes given. Any account like your troll example are banned for being troll accounts.

We're still reviewing things but it's likely we'll remove downvotes from the non deal related forums because for the most part they don't make sense, and aren't used in the way we intended them to be. With downvotes only being available in the deal forums, we'll then consider showing down vote data to at least the OP, and possibly everyone.
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songanddance wrote: I agree with this.

My hunch is we have trolls who have unhappy inner lives and find power in what they can. In this case downvotes.

I say reveal them for who they are, but that’s the judge in me speaking.

Sam
So you suggest that those giving downvotes are trolls that are unhappy.
And now by you doing this thread seems to indicate you yourself are unhappy with these unhappy trolls.
Ok so let’s say you get your wish andit now show who is downvoting, and soooooo now what?! What r u going to do? LOL
Does this really really bother you so much that you dont know?
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willdacanucker wrote: Lol at all these people stressing over these super valuable internet points. Image
This is a good business case, maybe RFD can start selling karmas.
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I don't really care about whether my posts get downvoted, but the lack of transparency just breeds downvotes as a form of trolling.

Normal Person + Audience + Anonymity = Troll
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Bebo123 wrote: So you suggest that those giving downvotes are trolls that are unhappy.
And now by you doing this thread seems to indicate you yourself are unhappy with these unhappy trolls.
Ok so let’s say you get your wish andit now show who is downvoting, and soooooo now what?! What r u going to do? LOL
Does this really really bother you so much that you dont know?
Yes, there are people who do so because they are unhappy, miserable gits, and some are just bored trolls.

Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for downvotes, and legitimate use of it* i.e. of course not everyone is per above, but why not just show who these people are. Anonymity breeds ..... ?

Sam

*Breeds a place where most people complain more than thank, and even the best deals or normal threads get at least two or three downvotes. And God forbid if someone generously shares a deal which posters don’t agree with, in come those miserly comments...!


As I said I’m not precious about votes, but some common sense, courtesy and basic transparency wouldn’t go astray. Otherwise don’t show upvotes either.
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songanddance wrote: Who downvotes threads like this?

cra-uncashed-cheques-previous-years-fre ... 2357924/2/

Sam
There are not upvote or downvotes in Off topic section
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Keigotw wrote: There are not upvote or downvotes in Off topic section
Was originally in Hot Deals with a few downvotes, mods must have just moved it.

Thanks,
Sam
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As long as they don't count towards the user, I don't see anything wrong with down voting SOMETHING because it just speaks to what the group (RFD) is thinking about a post.

I just take them personally LMAO
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It's just an annoying feature and losers take advantage of it. I've seen LOTS of threads get down voted for absolutely no *good* reason. Just remove this irritance. It's obvious RFD knows what's up hence only showing who ups but not who downs.

Anyway, it's a minor annoyance but who wants to see sad ppl voice their misguided opinions?
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I'm not going to downvote this topic but I will say I'm against it.

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