If someone votes you down or you lose reputation because of something you've said either due to incorrect information or being off topic etc, how do we know why?
While I totally agree that the voting should be anonymous, it might be helpful if we could see what has been marked this way, perhaps with a brief anonymous explanation, so we can learn that the information we have provided is not correct.
Would love to know other people's thoughts on this.
It would be cool if a downvote was accompanied by a requirement to click a dropdown box with a choice of reasons.
Offensive tone and/or attitude
Disagree with specific fact(s) and or opinion presented
Not relevant to discussion at hand.
Someone that some of the more polite PaleoHackers who down-vote do is leave a comment explaining why they down-voted. Not everybody does this; but it's certainly appreciated.
I can't remember ever being confused by why an answer has been down-voted. Even the few of my own who have been; I used language which I knew was bound to offend a couple people.
The only reason I downvote is because a reply doesn't even qualify as an 'answer' (if you have a random question or want to be a smart-ass, or have no information to impart beyond a terse sentance, use the comment function), or because it is excessively rude/negative.
Don't worry, you can't do anything right in "the favored Top 20" they'll down vote you for speaking your mind or having an opinion. They're just stupid numbers made to make you feel elite or inadequate. They're just on power trips. Like any gives a flying fudge. Honestly. you ask a question, you get down voted because you "didn't ask it right" (wtf ever), you reply, you get down voted. you try to have a conversation you get down voted. Id say its nothing personal, but this clan has a gang mentality. CONFORM OR GET BANNED. BY ALL INTENTION, DO NOT BE YOURSELF OR BE HONEST. YOU HAVE NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH HERE.
That's what this place is all about. (watch, check out how fast I get down voted. Don't huwt anyones feewings! or its have a tissue for your issue time and you'll be hazed until you think and act like every other monkey here.
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