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Downvotes = Temporary ban/Suspension

This is inspired by Paddy's more recent "Best CRM???" post. So read that first for some context.


I've seen a few others as well complain about the random commish farming, lazy posting, and shit posting on here. Obviously, the value of this platform is content being relevant, intelligent, and thought-provoking... or at the very least funny.


My proposal is a such: Use downvoting to suspend users for offending us with their shitposts, lazy posts, and the like.


An example would be: Someone posts for 6th time "What CRM?"

Savages downvote this... because... (if I have to explain this, you are the problem)


10 downvotes=1 day suspension

50 downvotes=10 day suspension

You guys get the idea.


Thoughts? Improvements?


***EDIT***


Nobody would ever be permanently banned.


20 upvotes and 10 downvotes would be a net 10 upvotes, and that would not result in a suspension.


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funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
that's queen coups to u
What would stop salty mfs from downvoting people they don't like just to get them kicked off?
eds
Opinionated
+3
Salesy
I like the idea in principle but this comment from @funcoupons is what breaks it for me.
JC10X
Politicker
+8
Senior Sales Manager
Facts! I think, a well done video explaining how they can search already existing threads will do the trick. Happened to me, once I learned, I validate before I get a "bright idea".  
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+12
King of the Coors Knights
It already exists it’s just not pinned for some reason 
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Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
I should've clarified that it would need to be the total votes. So 10 upvotes and 3 down votes is a net 7 upvotes... So only a significant amount of downvotes would cause a suspension.
Rachet
Politicker
+6
Account executive
I think the only way to stop this is to have an WR officer or Non-Biased person review everything before issuing the suspension. It won't 100% guarantee that person won't be targeted but it does give them a last hope. 
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Yeah, that makes sense. Mostly just a half-baked idea to keep WR up to the standards we know and love!
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
do we have those kinda people here? I hope not
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+12
King of the Coors Knights
That would be a great way to introduce popularity based booting of users, we would turn this into Lord of the Flies real fast. I don’t think giving that power to the masses is a good idea.
Nairobi
Politicker
+7
BDR
Oh man, Lord of the Flies, one of the first books I read in English, and it will stay with me foreeeever 😅 #ItTraumatized12yrsoldme
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+12
King of the Coors Knights
Yup. We all know what happens, so I’d rather avoid one of us becoming Piggy and let’s keep that kind of power with the Mods.
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Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Hahaha fair enough... not for nothing the masses have voted for people like Hitler in the past.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
I like where your head is, but this won't work for the reasons already listed.
AnchorPoint
Politicker
+8
Business Coach
Like where you are heading... could get interesting really quick... lol

Calico
Celebrated Contributor
+7
Corporate Trainer
Shitposting and commish farming should absolutely be dealt with. Out of curiosity though, how would we handle duplicate threads? Are we allowed to revive old threads? I've seen forums be against one or the other, and not I'm sure where the WR stands. 
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
In general it is frowned upon, at least that is my understanding. I think reviving threads is reliant on upvoting and commenting to push content back up. I think tagging users is an easy to get it seen by the users you might want answers/comments from.
No_ty
Catalyst
+6
Sales Dir.
I see the problem there: duplicates 
Grant_Horun
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Completely agree with this idea. This is in essence why corp created the downvote, so we could remove trash content. I think the thresholds you set are also solid. If a post is so garbage you get 10 downvotes, you deserve a day away from posting. 
No_ty
Catalyst
+6
Sales Dir.
yes please
No_ty
Catalyst
+6
Sales Dir.
Agree with coupons - what would control ppl to downvote for fun? 
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Yep, that seems to be the consensus. Just a hair brained thought, that has been dissected by far superior minds than mine! Which is the point of WR, make us better salespeople, thinkers, leaders etc.
Corpslovechild
Politicker
+5
Inbound Sales Manager
Instead of giving them a suspension being that makes someone say fuck this I am never coming back I would say after X downvotes then the admis take a look at the post and remove it if necessary. 
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Better idea! And potentially remove commish associated with that post? Or is that too harsh?
SalesPharaoh
Big Shot
+10
AM BDR
This in principle is good but don't forget when downvotes where stopped because people downvoted one another to win. So people can rally against someone just to put them out of the equation for a day...
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Very fair point.
FarmingU
Politicker
+10
Account Manager
I think helps thinking twice before posting and checking if there is already a thread on that topic…so no on my side
Swarthymovie
Arsonist
+7
SDR
i like the idea but there are some things to change, i think that downvoting could be a call to a moderator to check if the post was lazy af or just no reason downvote, after that it could be taken into consideration a suspension and if its recurrent a permanent ban 
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Makes a lot of sense.
Swarthymovie
Arsonist
+7
SDR
yeah but it requires more work and people so it may not be what the  peeps from bravado want 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Intresting idea, but some will downvote just to take the big fish out of the pond and win the podium.
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Yeah, possibly. I think this has been picked apart thoroughly and won't work for all the reasons mentioned. It was mostly just my half-baked idea. Successful sense check.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
It's still an intresting approach and lot's of warriors appreciate it for sure! We will eventually find the right solution!
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Anyone remember the Hot or Not thread? No? Well………..
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Yeah, maybe I'm overthinking this. Bad threads won't rise to the top anyway, so long as the majority of us up vote and engage with the quality content.
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
You kinda missed the point. It's not that it wasn't popular. It was hidden on purpose because it became a popularity contest. Obviously that isn't what Bravado wants. 
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StonedColdClozr
Opinionated
+4
Business Development
I down voted you. Be gone for one tenth of the day!
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
As a rule, I don't listen to people who use Zs instead of Ss. 
Corpslovechild
Politicker
+5
Inbound Sales Manager
LOL 
User1234567
Politicker
+5
User1234567
no never ban anything 
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Well that would work if downvotes were given to shitposts etc. But we need to be able to have discussions that can be heated as well. Unpopular opinions would lead to downvotes and bans. That should not be the case
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