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  • FrootLoops
    +8

    I don't necessarily disagree with you but this could lead to less comments and therefor less conversation if you can simply click down vote to disagree and don't have to comment on it, right? Just something we should keep in mind. Is it really a good idea to implement a feature that encourages the community to comment less? Could be, i am just not sure.

    • redalastor
      +9

      I don't necessarily disagree with you but this could lead to less comments and therefor less conversation.

      Less redundant conversation, which is good. If someone already offered a great rebuttal, the community does not need me to add "me too!".

      It also doubles as a pressure valve for the tension inherent to the conversation.

    • aj0690
      +7

      I actually think it will do the opposite. Going to re-read the post, but I feel with the new sorting function it will promote discussion instead of squelching it.

      • FrootLoops
        +4

        Really, how so? If I can simply down vote to disagree why should i be bothered to make a comment?

        • aj0690
          +10

          People can do this now. Yet discussions are still happening so I don't think a "I Disagree" option will change that.

        • FrootLoops
          +4
          @aj0690 -

          They can but they shouldn't. I still believe that even if the current down vote button is used as a "I Disagree" button not all do so and use it as it is supposed to be used. I think in the future more people who would have commented simply use the "I Disagree" button. Hopefully that will not happen, we will see.

    • FurtWigglepants
      +3

      This.

      • FurtWigglepants
        +5

        You don't really want a lot of these type comments do you?