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So... with the downvotes offline for the time being.

Just want to point out this post I made on my first day in the War Room. Made me really think twice about what is happening with the community itself.


How does this get fixed, clearly labeled "Off-topic" "Sales Humor", and yes, upvoted my own post to stop the bleed.

Since the downvote button isn't an I disagree button, why the disparity between engagement and post movement?


I'd like to hear your thoughts,



https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/marketing-4



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BigMeech
OG Sales Savage
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Senior Account Executive
My opinion, based on what I have seen, is that regardless of the "off topic" and "humor" tags, posts that do not add any perceived value (not constructive or not asking a genuine question) and posts that are repeats of others/spam seem to get downvoted as a way of "public policing". Guessing that is what happened here, although why some get hit and others do not, who knows.ย 

I know I have downvoted some posts in the past, and generally it was either due to insensitive content or it was a word for word repost of a different thread (in which case I try to link the master thread so they can collaborate there).
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
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Business Development
Which would be fine, if it was consistent.ย 
This is why on Reddit, they have mods for each subreddit to set rules and police how the community decides.ย 

Currently, we are in the wild west of the War Room/Bravado, there are kinks to iron out. I'm just glad that @sahilย is an engaged leader who cares about fixing this.
BigMeech
OG Sales Savage
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Senior Account Executive
Yup. I think War Room will get to that point eventually - especially after what happened over the weekend with the troll user mass downvoting posts.ย 
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Ace
Arsonist
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CEO
Yes I think so too. But that's why the tags exist. I think people expect value from each post and miss the tags. Mix it up people! We need to have fun once in a while
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
And another one...ย  https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/game-changing-question-to-ask-when-you-finally-have-that-meeting

How can you not think people are gaming the votes with the engagement like this. (As of this posting time) 31 Votes in the poll, 12 comments = ENGAGED audience; then you get 4 upvotes? To anyone new in the community how can you not assume there are games being played?ย 

12 Healthy great comments on the pro's and con's of the topic, 31 votes in the poll, that's what ~50% engagement. Then 4 upvotes (which benefit the poster), it's a very "eff you, I got mine" mentality to take in for someone new.ย 

Thoughts on this?
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
There is definitely some of this going on but this is still early days of a relatively new platform. I get frustrated with this as well but I just try to keep in mind that the improvements so far are on point, ย feedback is being solicited and acted upon and, even at its current stage, the War Room as a whole is a net positive, in my opinion.

Sahil and Corp are on the ball. Itโ€™s only going to get better from here.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
For sure. Combat helped get me squared away after some downvote bs that she encountered and then I did and sahil and Corp nipped it in the bud and fast.ย 
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
@SADNES5ย check the engagement on this one and look how many upvotes it got...

https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/poll-zoom-cameras-on-or-off

I still get comments on it. Upvotes? Rarely.ย 
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
We are working to solve this, fam. We'll get there.ย 
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sahil
Notorious Answer
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Deepak Chopra of Sales
Thanks for calling this out - we will take a look @SADNES5ย 
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
"another one" - DJ Khaled
https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/game-changing-question-to-ask-when-you-finally-have-that-meeting
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
In the FAQ it says downvotes are not for disagreeing but for reporting inappropriate content to flag. But I don't think anyone knows that. Maybe if you downvkte you also get -1, that would make people at least think twice maybe?ย 
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
I like that, or you need to select a reason from a drop down. Slows the process down.ย 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
I like it. Or add a dislike and leave downvote on the other side and label it as report inappropriate so common "misinterpretations" don't happen.ย 
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