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reply to post by NihilistSanta
How does that differ in anyway from the current system? If you see a bunch of stars it means people either agreed with or enjoyed the comment...
Also don't you want to read it for yourself instead of relying on other people?
In some situations like an AMA thread I think a vote system makes sense. In most, it doesn't. It detracts from the dialogue and minority opinions are eliminated even though the whole point of a discussion site is discussion.
Has the possibility of a system of down voting on comments been discussed?
down post down that is a mod dutie, dont need your egotistical minimodding
Has the possibility of a system of down voting on comments been discussed? I have seen this feature in the comments sections of other sites and think it is actually a decent tool for weeding out trollz etc and allows the community to do some self policing freeing up mods to do their mod duties. We already have stars which have turned into some kind of ridiculous game why not allow the inverse? This could also make it more fluid in threads where you wont have to skip over the one line responses of people disagreeing with some off topic comment.
Just throwing this out there for discussion.
Down voting comments.
reply to post by tothetenthpower
I was thinking more along the lines of a soft censor where comments are just rated rather than deleted based on low votes. This way it is still there but when I see 40 red stars next to someones comment I will know the are claiming to be an ascended master or some other such nonsense and can disregard.