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[Feature] Hide voting buttons on main page. Only allow voting inside the discussion page.

Or possibly only allow the downvote button inside the discussion page. For example, some people may downvote this without reading that I offered the suggestion of only hiding the downvote button.

One or the other would be to prevent voting on title alone. It would require additional understanding of the post or news article before voting.

I know I'm new here, but this is something I've thought about for a while that would be nice on reddit to make the community more involved instead of blind up and down votes. And this place seems concerned about low quality voting so I think it might be nice.

Thanks for reading.

3 years ago by CDefense7 with 5 comments

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  • HeyYourself

    I don't think that is the way to go. Not all posts you have to enter and read the full article to judge it. For example, TIL posts have titles that summaries the article, macros and memes from adviceanimals or other tribes that can be read directly in the magazine view, gifs and pics too can be read, seen, judged, etc by only seeing the image.

    • CDefense7 (edited 3 years ago)

      Well what about just for the downvote button though? It would be a simple way to require some effort if you really want to downvote something. I know the downvotes have been contentious lately since the great reddit migration.

      By the way, thank you for your response. I appreciate it.

      • HeyYourself

        Yeah, only for downvotes would be better. Though it would be a pain in the neck to have to enter to every spam and troll post to downvote it...

  • neg8ivezero (edited 3 years ago)

    This is absolutely brilliant and I hope it gets implemented (I am speaking to the down vote only being available on the post's main page)!

    We need to maintain the quality of content here and one way to be sure that original, quality content doesn't get buried is to make down voting a little more difficult. Aside from making down voting difficult, your idea also makes sure that each down vote on the post takes the whole context of the post into consideration. Great idea!

    • zaywolfe

      I agree too. While I guess there are cases where you can judge a post on face value, I think that will be a minority of the time.

      In any case I'm in the camp that thinks downvoting should be replaced with a report button.