Has anyone else noticed how people use the voting on answers here to vote for what they like?
Hubpages states: "Please vote up an answer if it adds to the discussion, or vote it down if it does not. You cannot flag an answer, but if an answer receives enough down votes compared to up votes, then it will become hidden."
Most of the time, people vote up the answers they like, and vote down the ones they don't. I find this sad because answers that add diversity, do add to the conversation. Which I would think is the whole point.
Has anyone else noticed this? What do you think about it? Do you do it?
People who vote the answers up feel good about themselves because they appreciate the fact that a person at least tried to answer a question...it is as simple as that..Yes, I often wondered about that myself..
Yes, I have noticed that too. For example, I answered a question about whether people liked a certain type of colorful hair color. Every answer that said no was voted up and all yes answers, mine included, were voted down. How can an answer to a question like that be wrong? The question asked for my opinion and I gave it.
I often vote up answers if I think they are thoughtful and answer the question well. I am probably less likely to vote up an answer if I don't agree with, but I would never vote an answer down because of that. The only answer I have ever voted down was to a question I asked, and I did it only because it didn't address the question.
A few weeks ago I answered an opinion based question. I gave my opinion and in hours it had so many negative votes it went off. I noticed posts which gave similar opinions to mine also fared the same. It was not a political opinion, nor could be deemed offensive. But still there seemed to be a group of people determined to close off dissenting opinions. That seemed very sad to me.
Isn't that how life works? People vote for things they like regardless of the system they are forced into.
Apparently people are the same everywhere. I had high hopes for Hubbers. It would be nice to find people who actually had common sense and fair play. This sort of childish behavior I expect on Yahoo because so many young people ask and answer questions there. I thought Hubbers were mostly adults. I guess a large number of them never grew up. It just shows how people follow their own prejudices in everything regardless whether what they do makes any sense or not. Lets see how long it takes them to vote this answer off. You do realize that voting your prejudices only hurts you. It keeps you locked into the narrow-minded world you live in.
Oh yes! I have found in life that when your opinion doesn't match others, you will be punished or there will be attempts to silence your opinion. I agree fully with mesacleanpools.
by Faith Reaper 2 years ago
I apologize, but it seems a "Best" answer was chosen on my question when I did not choose it. I hope the HP Team can help me or someone can inform me why that happened! I noticed it via my phone and I knew that I did not choose an answer and I was not going to do so any time...
by breathe2travel 7 years ago
How do you decide to vote an answer up or down?HP instructions are to vote an answer up if it adds to a question, down if it does not. When I see an answer that answers a question, I will vote up, even if I do not personally agree with the answer. It seems others vote down simply bc...
by Stacy Harris 7 years ago
Is voting an answer to a question down a form of internet bullying?Sometimes when I am answering questions I see answers that were very good being voted down. Do you feel this is a way of putting down another writer or lowering a persons self esteem? (Sidenote: this is not meant to be taken...
by Cara 7 years ago
Do you notice how people read into a questions you post on HubPages?Someone will answer the question as if you need help when in reality the question had no relevance to you personally. For example; "What would life be like if there were no music?" This question does not imply how I...
by MysteryPlanet 7 years ago
Do you vote down an answer because you disagree with it?I have been browsing the Q and Q a bit and have noticed that a lot of people who give very relevant responses are voted down.The conditions are "Please vote up an answer if it adds to the discussion, or vote it down if it does not. You...
by Dubuquedogtrainer 7 years ago
I'm new here, but people seem to be using the voting down option excessively and inappropriately. I would like to see HubPages eliminate this option.
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|