[IDEA] voting at together.jolla.com

asked 2015-09-22 19:43:53 +0300

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updated 2018-05-01 14:14:54 +0300


it's just an idea about the voting mechanism at together.jolla.com.

To clearify the discussion at together.jolla.com, i think a member who downvote should give the reason why the downvote is done. Elsewise as at an upvote, a downvote is evidence of an other opinion of the downvoter.

I think it would be nice if a downvote is done, an answer or comment page appears. Then the thoughts why the downvote is done could be immediately written down.

I don't no how often a downvote is done without a comment. But such an action is contra productive because no information is given what is wrong or should be discussed.

Thanks for comments ;-)

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-1 can use comments to voice your opinion. ;) +1 can also be used as comment.

Dave999 ( 2015-09-22 19:55:30 +0300 )edit

I think up and down votes should be separated. It showns the support / resistanse of the idea better that the single vote calculator. We could for example have a question with 18 votes, doesn't seem that much, but if we have a question that has been voted up 381 times and downvoted 276 times it tells us more. Disclaimer: Numbers are completely random and do not represent anything, except poor imagination.

raketti ( 2015-09-22 20:13:14 +0300 )edit

It tells us how controversial a given topic is. I really would appreciate a change towards showing both up and downvotes - coupling a downvote on a comment is a difficult thing.

I would suggest half a downvote can be done without comment, a full downvote only with a comment. But this system would have other drawbacks. So showing up- AND downvotes is enough for a start.

MoritzJT ( 2015-09-22 21:20:43 +0300 )edit

Also, please remove the penalty for downvoting. While I see that it provides some protection against misuse, it also keeps users from (legitimately) expressing their opinion because they don't want to lower their karma. At least I have to admit that this is the case for me.

ghling ( 2018-05-01 16:24:08 +0300 )edit

"Nothing is what it seems, neither is it anything else"

This question is old and cannot be realistically answered.

We are stuck with Askbot and Jolla have stated a few times, that nothing will be changing here on TJC, not without making major changes to the current mechanism.

Personally, I think this question should be closed as subjective/argumentative while remembering that END USERS do NOT pay the BILLS at Jolla HQ.

Edz ( 2018-05-01 17:17:10 +0300 )edit