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Is downvoting harmful? [answered]

asked 2013-12-15 22:24:35 +0200

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updated 2015-04-26 19:39:19 +0200

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Downvoting could be used as anticompetitive weapon or if one who votes does not understand how it should be used correctly.

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answered 2013-12-15 22:27:57 +0200

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updated 2015-04-26 13:31:48 +0200

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Also downvoting influences the karma score of the voting user, reducing it. Downvoting costs karma points. This encourages users to downvote carefully.

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A way to circumvent the loss of karma points is to add a comment stating "...so I'm voting against it." An example of this can be seen in the thread suggestions for J3 - a smaller phone. When I write this an additional 24 forum users have agreed with that statement. None of those users have lost a single karma point.

vattuvarg ( 2015-04-26 15:47:28 +0200 )edit
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answered 2013-12-15 22:25:45 +0200

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One proposal is to explain down voting

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