Q: Just an Idea...

MHT962
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This is just an idea...Could we get rid of the thumbs down for the Ask & Share question section? It's really not serving the purpose I think it was intended for. And quite honestly, I don't know why anyone would thumbs down any of the normal questions or answers anyway. The thumbs down is being abused, and I think it just makes some people insecure about asking or answering questions. We probably should have a report spam (or something similar) button though. Rarely, but sometimes, there is a post that is very questionable and should be deleted, not just thumbed down.
MHT962 posted Apr 17, 2011
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BigJJ
What?!?! Taking the power from the people?!?! You know something, fella, some people live for those thumbs down opportunities. Little children in China are starving for a thumbs down. This is...unAmerican! I'm calling my neighborhood Tea Bagger right now!
BigJJ (rep: 21.7k) posted Apr 17, 2011
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Brentheriot
Yes, the thumbs down is definitely being used childishly. I like your idea of replacing it with a 'report' button instead. If someone answers a qustion others don't agree with they simply should reply with their opinion instead of the thumb. Use your words children!
Brentheriot (rep: 61.7k) posted Apr 17, 2011
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omegafemale
perhaps a pop-up asking them to explain WHY a thumbs down. ;)
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Apr 17, 2011
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branie
I like that idea! I agree the thumbs down is being abused and for many good questions or answers, just because YOU personally don't agree with a statement does not mean you have the right to give it a thumbs down. Unless of course it is inappropriate or just plain old spam, but people are being given given a thumbs down for an opinion and that is not right! A say bye bye to thumbs down :)
branie (rep: 43.2k) posted Apr 17, 2011
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nimase85
I defiantly agree :)
nimase85 (rep: 15.7k) posted Apr 17, 2011
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akaricke
I would like to be able to see WHO thumbs or pluses anything. Some deal sites show who is using the rating system.
akaricke (rep: 159k) posted Apr 17, 2011
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BigJJ
I want to know who thumbs me down so i can leave a little surprise for them on their door step courtesy of Mr. Brown.
BigJJ (rep: 21.7k) posted Apr 17, 2011
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dvinegrace83
AMEN! THANK YOU!
dvinegrace83 (rep: 37k) posted Apr 19, 2011
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