How often do you vote a hub or an answer to a question down?
I've been at HubPages for just over two weeks. I feel hurt if I know I have given a fairly good answer to a question and it gets voted down. I have not yet voted any answer down - if I don't like the answer, I just ignore it. I guess if I found the answer obscene or if it was obviously not related and just an effort at spam, I may vote it down, but for people who tried to help, I don't see why I should vote them down The same goes for hubs I read: I haven't yet voted any down and don't think I will - if there's something disturbing about the hub, I could always flag it, giving my reason.
voting down isn't cool. kinda cowardly. I do, have, and will flag tho
I don't necessarily think you should take personal offense to it, people vote items down, so that the rankings are representative of their order of appropriateness and how well they answer the question. Also some people may just be negative type of peoples, but thats just another reason not to take it to heart. People may even rate me down just for answering this question lol, but it won't hurt my feelings....
a few days ago a bunch of us all gave good answers on an obesity question, with no negatives, then one day, someone came along and voted each answer down, it's not worth worrying about pathetic people like that, the sun will still be in the sky in the morning.
I try to vote or answer a question, if I have an answer to it or that i find the question relevant. On some of my answers I can see some being voted down, but reviewing what I wrote, don't think they deserve the down vote, so on hindsight, I think that such people do not understand my answers, don't want to think otherwise.
They're not voting whether or not they like you, so I wouldn't take it personal. Someone is voting you down because they either disagree with you or you gave misinformation (even unintenionally.) I thought the point of the system was to separate the helpful and non-helpful. It's unfortunate that this is not a discussion forum. My curiosity is always piqued when I'm voted down, but that's the most I get out of it (anymore; it did hurt the first 2 times.)
I've voted down a hub but not an answer. The only reason I voted the hub down was not because it was purely commercial, but the content and pictures were big time OTT. I'm not a prude by any means, and generally believe in live and let live. But this particular hub was revolting.
Other than that if I don't like or agree with a hub or an answer I just leave it, and I feel that everyone is entitled to their opinion. The only time I might vote an answer down is if the response given is being deliberately vindictive/hurtful to the person asking the question.
The only time I was angry was with one of my own questions - I think it was a science kind of question. I got really good answers from quite a few hubbers. But there was one - there always is - who was obviously 'up himself' big time and his response was really in the mould of how stupid I was for asking such a question. If I had met him in publice I probably would have slapped him. He was so arrogant and offensive that it really got my back up. Anway I got it off my chest and responded to Mr ego-clown and told him what I thought of him. I didn't receive a reply back.
So I wouldn't worry about if some people vote you down - I think some do it for a power trip!
I have voted down statements I agree with before and voted up statements I don't necessarily agree with. Some people vote based on whether they agree with a person, kind of like some kind of popularity contest - this can be seen most often in the religion or politics forums.
I personally vote based on whether I believe the answer/statement contributes anyhting to the discussion or actually provides an answer to someone's question - even if I think the answer may be wrong.
BTW, I'm voting all the responses to this question so far "up." Great work Hubbers!
If someone posts an answer to my question, that is not an answer, but an "I don't know" kind of a thing, and also does not add to the conversation I would vote it down. If you don't know and you don't have anything valuable to say, why would you say anything?
I don't ever vote an answer down. I feel like each person is entitled to their opinion. But, one time I saw a person voted down for no reason at all. The strange thing about it is that the person was voted down more times than the number of people in the room. I think someone came in just to be mean and then leave. That's really hurtful. But, I know people like that are out there.
by Rael Casalme 9 years ago
I've seen answers and mostly were really the best possible answer to that particular question. The answer actually makes others redundant or of lesser value.So, why do these answers get a vote down?
by Stacy Harris 9 years ago
What makes you vote up or down a question?I noticed in the questions I have asked questions and some good response have been voted down. So, curiousity struck me and makes me wonder how do you determine your rating of the answers. (The answers voted down haven't been negative or had swearing in...
by freecampingaussie 9 years ago
Why do good answers get voted down ?Why are answers that have nothing wrong with them getting voted down ?If the subject is sex every answer seems to get voted down ? Is it someone who hates sex & can't handle the fact that a lot of us do ?If that is the case then wouldn't it be better not...
by Heidi 9 years ago
Why do hubbers vote down honest answers?Here is an example: http://ellana317.hubpages.com/question/ … -you-criedIs someone mad because another person cries tears of joy? Why do hubbers vote down answers that address the question?
by Sherry Hewins 9 years ago
When you see that every answer to a question has been voted down, do you vote it up?When I see that every, perfectly good, and responsive answer to a question has been voted down, I have an irresistible urge to vote them all up. These are generally answers I would not normally be moved to vote on....
by forall 7 years ago
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