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  • 4 years ago
    Comment FallenWalnut

    Posting similar comment as below as it applies here as well.

    Under any system that allows a hive mind to decide on the content, certain ideas will always proliferate across it, even under a pure "Like System"

    E.G:

    Like system

    A = +1000

    A = +600

    A = +500

    A = +200

    B = +10

    No reason that the "Boston Bombing" threads wouldn't had the same result under a pure like system.

    In fact having such a system, allows for abuse of the system, where a vocal minority can manipulate the content to push their agenda. Take /r/SRS (non-redditors this is a sub-reddit that targets comments and posts that goes against their opinions and downvotes them). Applying the same concept but with "like" you could easily push your ideologies to the top.

    The way the admins are handling it is by far the best approach. They are moderating the effect of the downvotes by the frequency of downvotes by the user. That way people who do abuse it, and downvote any opinions that they disagree with, won't make much effect.

    There is nothing inherently wrong with an upvote/downvote system. Its always going to come down to the community.

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  • 4 years ago
    Comment FallenWalnut

    You over simplifying the situation.

    Under any system that allows a hive mind to decide on the content, certain ideas will proliferate across it.

    Like system

    A = +1000

    A = +600

    A = +500

    A = +200

    B = +10

    It also allows for abuse of the system, where a vocal minority can manipulate the content to push their agenda. Take /r/SRS (non-redditors this is a sub-reddit that targets comments and posts that goes against their opinions and downvotes them). Applying the same concept but with "like" you could easily push your ideologies to the top.

    The way the admins are handling it is by far the best approach. They are moderating the effect of the downvotes by the frequency of downvotes by the user. That way people who do abuse it, and downvote any opinions that they disagree with, won't make much effect.

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  • 4 years ago
    Comment FallenWalnut

    Wouldn't say that it is the up/down system that contributes to this but rather that, when a community becomes large, the content that appeals to the lowest common denominator bubbles to the top.

    No reason this won't happen to a purely up vote system. Snapzu is the way it is, because of the people using it not the system.

  • 4 years ago
    Comment FallenWalnut

    Thanks for posting this. Was tempted to make a similar post, but was too lazy too.

    When I initially joined snapzu there were at least 2 posts a day whining about getting a single downvote. Never seen people so caught up with imaginary internet points before.

    P.S. I agree with the sentiment that down-voting shouldn't be used as a "I disagree", but if it does, it isn't the end of the world.

  • 4 years ago
    Comment FallenWalnut

    Surprised Terranova has been mentioned twice now. It was absolutely terrible!

    The writing was cheesy and predictable with all the characters falling under the stereotypical one-dimensional roles. It was a family drama with no thought put into the story.

    Worse part is, is that it had potential. The premise was interesting and the production value was there. It just needed better writers and a darker, gritter feel.

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