Do you use the "Vote Up/Down" feature? How?
Someone commented that the vote-down feature had been "misused." I'm curious if there's a consensus on the proper use of the vote-down feature. Do you vote down hubs, answers, etc because they're incorrect? Because you disagree with the opinions expressed? Because of bad grammar/spelling/punctuation? Because the hub is boring or just plain 'bad?'
(I'm talking about voting down only, not flagging for possible violations.)
I often use the vote up option, rarely the vote down. In the few cases where I have used the vote down, it was because the hub was very poor quality, for instance too short, didn't make sense, poorly written, and bad spelling/grammar. I would not vote a hub down because I don't agree with the subject matter, I think that's what most people mean if they say the down vote is misused.
Pretty much my thoughts. I no longer comment in political questions since my views are so different that they get voted out of existence. Lack of tolerance. I vote up, or ignore. If a whole Hub is badly written I just flag it for moderators, let them
I click on Up if im happy and Down if the article made me want to comment Seppuku.
I don't like the vote down button at all, and never use it. If I like a hub or answer, mostly because I think the hub or answer is useful to others, or even if it's useful just for me, I vote it up. If I don't like something, I just leave the voting button alone - there seems to be quite enough people already that have "trigger-happy" fingers for clicking a vote down button when it seems the hub or answer didn't deserve to be voted down.
Although very rarely, sometimes I'll find something that is clearly wrong with a hub, like pure promotion of the author or what the author does for a living (and the author has only one hub) or the hub has many seriously bad errors in it, or something like the author declares their age in a hub and is too young to be on HubPages, then I'll flag the hub for moderators, not vote it down.
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