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[–] [email protected] -5 points 3 months ago (4 children)

Turn off Downvote. Lemmy have some quirky user where they will lurk all the time and downvote content that doesn't fit their own preference. Like, what are your purpose? If you don't like seeing that language why not turn it off? Why not scroll past the topic you don't like or don't matter to you? It chase away a lot of people because they feels unwelcome.

These quirks is also the reason it's hard to recommend lemmy to my acquaintance and friends.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

How could they know how downvotes are supposed to be used if there's no beginners' course that explains how?

When someone uses downvotes against the rules, their downvotes should be devalued.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 3 months ago (2 children)

Personally wouldn't want the downvote removed, it's a good indicator for things like spam posts etc. Better to have those down voted than not to imo.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

Yeah, i would also like it to remain there, but i feels like from my experience, i've seen it used very arbitrary/maliciously on innocent post than on spam post. And people just can't refrain from downvoting language they don't understand.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago (1 children)

True. But I'd also like to see a reduction of seemingly general purpose down voting. There seem to be users who do nothing but down vote everything in sight.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago (1 children)

The down ote button is a disagree button. You can complain all you want, but that's what it is and will always be.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

That wasn't my point.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) (1 children)

I like that after this was posted, all the comments in this thread got downvoted lol

[–] [email protected] -1 points 3 months ago

It's from the same person lol

[–] [email protected] 12 points 3 months ago (1 children)

Lemmy has this functionality, you just need to join a server that enabled it.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

I'm an admin, i know there's this function, and my instance is super small. What i'm saying is it affect the user of big instance more when it's allowed and consequently Lemmy, since new user would likelier to sign up with these big instance than the smaller one(like mine).

Like for example, all post in [email protected], a community that promote new community have downvote. Why? No one know. I remember the Bangladeshi's community post got negative vote count when it's posted, but only a bit later on the upvote start pouring in.