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 they do not agree with a thought. Do you vote according to HP directions, "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." Or, do you try to censor opinion that conflicts with yours by voting down?
I do not always follow the rules. If I have asked the question I will usually follow the rules. However if I ask a heated question I don't vote any of them either way. I don't want to get caught up in the voting people down because they don't agree with my view. The only time I ever vote one down on any question is if the person is being rude. Even if it adds to the answers there is no room for attitude problems.
I have never voted down an answer, just because I wonder if somebody else finds it useful. Neither have I dutifully voted up all the good answers, only a few (not all) that I consider outstanding. Perhaps, I should vote more. Thanks for making me conscious of this responsibility.
by Stacy Harris 6 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 kwade tweeling 6 years ago
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,...
by breathe2travel 6 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 Teresa Schultz 6 years ago
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...
by H C Palting 6 years ago
How should trolls on HP be punished?We've all seen it, trolls voting down nearly every/every answer to a question when the answers clearly add to the discussion. Shouldn't there be a limit on how many answers to a single question a single hubber can vote down?
by MysteryPlanet 6 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...
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