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Downvote Threshold

Not looking to be a big whiner or anything but I logged in earlier to find a sudden 86 downvotes putting my current commission tally for the week at -15. I noticed a variety of my post history has gone down by -1 and I expect this extends to a batch of my comments as well... This strikes me as odd considering I haven’t made any substantial recent posts or anything...


Looking for some more context on this @sahil @GeneralCorp please.


I feel like we need to set downvote thresholds so you can’t downvote a particular user more than 10 times or X number of times per day to prevent vengeful bad actors to tank your commission tally.


This way, there is no limit on the downvotes someone can accrue for a bad faith post... But you can’t target their entire post/comment history instantaneously.


Example:

  • New user joins and makes a repeat post
  • New user gets downvoted and gets negative comments
  • New user targets all the posts and comment history of the commenters and downvotes it all out of spite.


Also, it would prevent toxic behavior for those competing in the leaderboards. I have no concrete proof to back this up, but during the first leaderboard, @fuzzy and I were both downvoting the shit out of eachother as we were fighting it out for the 2nd spot.


Just for the record @fuzzy I have since removed the large majority of downvotes that were issued during this period and I’m admitting my own toxic behaviour in this regard in an effort to prevent any repeat occurrences.


I can’t speak for anyone else but this is very demoralizing from a content generation perspective.


Thoughts?

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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
Where this differs from previous posts on the subject, I don’t believe in limiting the downvotes on posts to be conducive to encouraging the right behaviors...

I just think that USER X shouldn’t be allowed to downvote USER Y more than something like 10 times per day.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Needer of Life Alert
I applaud your transparency Cadence, and I thank you for bringing this up. 🦊
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
I appreciate that, CuriousFox.

Let me return the compliment by saying that I think your contributions are really helping mold the War Room into a great community. Cheers.
sahil
Notorious Answer
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Deepak Chopra of Sales
@CadenceCombat - thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am personally looking into this situation and will be back to you with a resolution ASAP 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
Thank you, sir. Much appreciated.
sahil
Notorious Answer
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Deepak Chopra of Sales
@CadenceCombat - We will be restoring your commission and deleting the downvotes. I have personally emailed the party responsible and will be addressing it directly with them. I'm not sure if they understood the consequence of what they were doing, but will make a decision on whether to ban them from the community or not soon.

Apologies for the situation, we will definitely make some changes based on this. And thanks for being an upstanding member of our Community <3
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deviantzen
WR Lieutenant
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Consultant
This is a great observation. What about hiding the posts beyond a certain downvote threshold?

there might be mob mentality at play here too. People see a downvoted post and want to join in on the “fun”
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Needer of Life Alert
I'm not sure if it's on purpose or if people really understand the downvote system.
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
That’s an interesting take.

I’m split on the hiding of posts based on downvotes. I think there absolutely is logic to doing so but wouldn’t it also just shelter the post from getting more downvotes?

The thing I don’t think enough people realize is that you have the power to delete your posts on laptop/desktop browser versions of the platform and cut your loses that way.
deviantzen
WR Lieutenant
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Consultant
I thought sheltering posts from mass downvotes/brigading was the desire outcome 
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Ace
Arsonist
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CEO
This second one has happened to me
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Sorry, what happened? @Ace 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Just because I was new, I started a thread about a topic which was already talked out before I joined. So I got a bunch of downvotes
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