Negative votes in Answers

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  1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    It looks like we have a few people who are deliberately voting down answers. For what? For fun? Time to get a new hobby kiddies.

    I have seen at least 6 this morning that have about 4 or 5 negative votes. Does this seem warranted to you?

    http://hubpages.com/answers/latest/?page=2

  2. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 11 years ago

    The -4's seem suspect. I doubt it's a combined effort. Perhaps one person with multiple accounts?

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    I was thinking that. How sad is that?

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      How sad?

      Schizophrenic sad.

  4. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 11 years ago

    extremely sad, but some people are just like that eh????

  5. dipless profile image74
    diplessposted 11 years ago

    seems a little suspect as some of the answers are fine, just some sad person with very little to do sad

  6. Everyday Miracles profile image89
    Everyday Miraclesposted 11 years ago

    Susan, I'm surprised you didn't notice this sooner. I've seen a few of your answers coming up with negative votes on them when they certainly didn't deserve them. There are a couple of others who I have seen appear to have a downrating stalker!

    Is there enough staff to track who is downrating consistently?

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    pgrundyposted 11 years ago

    It seems like trolls come in waves here. It's sad. I didn't notice them so much at first, but I think the longer a person is at HP, the more we notice weird stuff. I know some people register under multiple names for sensible reasons and others do it just to cause trouble.

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    It's not just mine. I noticed a pattern.

    1. ngureco profile image81
      ngurecoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It seems the 2nd answerer votes down the 1st answer. The 3rd answerer votes down the 2nd and 1st answer... and so on and so forth.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That doesn't fit with the pattern, and if people are doing that that is just a ridiculous as doing it just in passing.

  9. Sufidreamer profile image79
    Sufidreamerposted 11 years ago

    Agreed - your answer was fine, Susan. Scramblingman's answer, about seeing 'Gates of Fire' made into a film, was a good one - no need for downrating, so mischief seems to be afoot.

  10. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 11 years ago

    There has been a general negative vibe at hubpages for a little while now.  I agree with Pam.  It seemed cool for the first 6 months or so, but now there are trolls galore.

  11. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 11 years ago

    I just ticked over 10 months on hubpages, not long I know, but I have seen more trolls in the last two months than the other 8.

  12. Sufidreamer profile image79
    Sufidreamerposted 11 years ago

    Same here - after the weekend comedy, I now don't bother responding and ignore them. They soon get bored.

  13. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 11 years ago

    Sufi that's the best attitude.

    Earnest & Lita thanks for validating my general sense of it. I didn't think it was my imagination.

  14. Whitney05 profile image87
    Whitney05posted 11 years ago

    I haven't noticed the issue, although I have noticed a lot of answers that aren't related, don't answer the questions, or some other issue. I've negative rated those.

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    They are back again, someone is consistently voting answers down regardless if they are fitting answers.

  16. Everyday Miracles profile image89
    Everyday Miraclesposted 11 years ago

    I've not been here long *at all* but have seen significantly more spam since the change in the Q&A section. I honestly think it was better the way it was to begin with (or rather, when I first got here lol). Allowing short answers seems to be lending itself to more and more spam.

    Some people are very considerate of how they answer and there are a couple who always hub their answer rather than using the short version. There are some great people here, but there always has to be a balance between "too small" and "too large."

  17. SweetiePie profile image86
    SweetiePieposted 11 years ago

    One question had all downrated answers, which makes me think that some people were just playing around with the system.  Honestly I think Hubpages should take away the feature of downvoted answers because it seems very arbitrary.  It would be better to go back to the old structure.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it'll make the section as useless as many of the Yahoo Answers are. People tend to vote down everything they disagree with in order to get it hidden.

      1. SweetiePie profile image86
        SweetiePieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I stopped using Yahoo answers for that reason.  I still look at it sometimes, but I have seen some perfectly good answers rated down for no reason, except maybe some tweens were playing around on the computer.

  18. weblog profile image60
    weblogposted 11 years ago

    I had -1 for two of my answers within a minute. I wonder if the voter had enough time to read them before voting down!!!

  19. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 11 years ago

    We are investigating this.  To be clear, using multiple accounts to vote an answer up or down is a violation of the HubPages Terms of Use, and may result in the revoking of your voting privilege or your accounts being closed.

  20. HealthCare Basics profile image59
    HealthCare Basicsposted 11 years ago

    I guess I didn't know if one could vote on answers. Must have missed something there. Does the voting effect Hubscore?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      No, a certain number of down votes gets the answer hidden though.

  21. HealthCare Basics profile image59
    HealthCare Basicsposted 11 years ago

    Now I understand. Thanks UW....... smile

 
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