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  • picklefingers
    +3

    Looks like it's already starting to seep in. I think it would be helpful if you were required to chose a reason to downvote. People shouldn't be downvoting without a real reason.

    • Moderator
      +2

      Word. I spoke to Team Snapzu about it, and it's in the works. I even made a more extreme suggestion: show the users who've downvoted, along with their reasons. Since we're only supposed to downvote for good reason, we should be able to stand by them.

      • picklefingers (edited 3 years ago)
        +3

        That sounds good in theory, but I feel like it wouldn't work in implementation. Fact is, people get offended when they get downvoted, even if the other person has a good reason. People shouldn't have to be scared of being shamed or stalked for a genuine downvote.

        Edit: Though I would think it would work to have moderators have the ability to see who is downvoting. This will help catch serial downvoters.

        • Moderator
          +2

          That sounds good in theory, but I feel like it wouldn't work in implementation. Fact is, people get offended when they get downvoted, even if the other person has a good reason. People shouldn't have to be scared of being shamed or stalked for a genuine downvote.

          I thought about that too, but I feel like the positives outweigh the possible negatives. It's definitely unlikely to happen, though.

          Though I would think it would work to have moderators have the ability to see who is downvoting. This will help catch serial downvoters.

          I agree.