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Do I down vote somebody if I disagree with them? I've followed this board from the beginning and thought the downvote/upvote system was simply for having a good post, and pointing out factual arguments or if it makes me laugh I'll give an upvote. However, it seems like I continually get downvoted because people disagree with me. Just curious on how this works.
You can use them for whatever you want ultimately. But personally, I only use downvotes for someone who makes an egregious statement or personally attacks another member, player, coach, the university or a staff writer. I'm not going to downvote you just because I disagree with what you said as long as it was thought out and civil. I think most of the long time members are similar in my thinking. But this site is getting more and more members everyday and I think some of them have not caught on to how most use their votes.
I like the upvotes . The only time I use a downvote is for flames or trolls. I will use an occasional dv for posters rehashing the same old crap repeatedly in various threads. A +1 to both of you for helping to explain the system.
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You're free to use them however you want. There are really no set rules on it. But you only get up to five downvotes per day, so the idea is for you to use them only in rare instances. I think some people obviously use them when they disagree with a post, but I would recommend only using them for someone you believe is making an inflammatory, insulting or otherwise unproductive post.
It's OK for people to disagree on message boards. It probably wouldn't be any fun if we agreed all the time. But it doesn't add much to our site when people try to troll the board, insult others or something like that, so those types of posts, in my opinion, are much more worthy of a downvote.
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I agree with Viking. I probably average 3-4 downvotes a month. Part of what makes message boards fun and entertaining are the discussions and debates. Therefore, I have an expectation that I will disagreements. I'm not going to downvote someone for having an opinion that differs from mine.
I agree with everything that has been said about downvotes. If you disagree with a poster's statement or position, I would suggest using words to express your disapproval and WHY a different approach, statement or position is more accurate/correct. In this way, you not only help further the discussion but you educate the readers on other viewpoints.
Agree. I'm not big on DV's but there have been a lot of dead horses beaten on this site lately so that may explain the DV's.
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I don't worry too much about DV's. To me, most come from people who just disagree with your opinion. There are some on here who get downvoted a lot because they express a pessimistic viewpoint. But those tend to be the posts I enjoy reading the most b/c they make me think.
My strategy is to upvote a good or funny post whether I agree or not. I don't use DV's unless someone's attacking someone else's point of view, name calling, or whatever. Or maybe if I'm just in a bad mood.
I downvote Mac B. I upvote no one. Best way to do it, fwiw.
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