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Thumbs down for bickering and arguing and trolling

augustwest 83 20 December 31, 2015 at 05:42 AM
After watching people argue and slam each other for years, especially during the protein and computer threads, I'd like to suggest a feature whereby users could give a thumbs down to people's post. After a certain amount of thumbs down, REPUTATION would be SUBTRACTED or some other creative negative reinforcement.

In trying to read the threads about a deal and become informed, it becomes very wearisome to scroll through the high school pettiness.

Just a suggestion.

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After watching people argue and slam each other for years, especially during the protein and computer threads, I'd like to suggest a feature whereby users could give a thumbs down to people's post. After a certain amount of thumbs down, REPUTATION would be SUBTRACTED or some other creative negative reinforcement.

In trying to read the threads about a deal and become informed, it becomes very wearisome to scroll through the high school pettiness.

Just a suggestion.
Hi,

We do offer the ability to TU and TD posts in the redesign mode. You can switch to redesign if you scroll to the footer of the page and click the Redesign View link towards the left hand side. (Classic it on the right if you are in redesign)

Our plan is to make it so that if a post gets X number of TDs it will collapse and be filtered.
I don't think we'd go so far as to nerp (negative rep) a poster's count since we had that feature waaaay back and it was abused by cliques.

Thanks for sharing your concerns.

Also I hope that you have a very Happy New Year Smilie
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After watching people argue and slam each other for years, especially during the protein and computer threads, I'd like to suggest a feature whereby users could give a thumbs down to people's post. After a certain amount of thumbs down, REPUTATION would be SUBTRACTED or some other creative negative reinforcement.

In trying to read the threads about a deal and become informed, it becomes very wearisome to scroll through the high school pettiness.

Just a suggestion.
I would advise against this--people bully others enough on this site as it is. This would only encourage bad behavior amongst 'click-ish' people. I have seen the negative side of forums in some of the deals I've posted for sporting event tickets. Posted deals that would save people $100's of dollars and had them be thread crapped with a dozen friends banding together to get people to ignore my deal. Its the ugly side of SD, and such a feature would only allow those people to scare away more posters of legitimate deals.
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