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.
by Teresa Schultz5 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...
by Tricia Mason6 years ago
When hub hopping, one can flag hubs that are 'substandard', because they are 'purely personal'.Thus, I know how to respond if I see something that says:'I got up, had a cup of coffee, went back to bed with a newspaper...
by Chasuk7 years ago
Or do you only vote a hub down because it was poorly written, or contains erroneous information?What is your criteria?
by Lela5 years ago
I just voted my own hub down because I was trying to use those arrows to scroll with! They look like scrolling arrows, not voting arrows! This is not good.
by Warren Clark5 years ago
I find it kind of ridiculous that I have been waiting for a couple weeks now for one of my hubpages to be published. What was the longest time you have ever had it take to get a hubpage to publish?
by Julianna5 years ago
Following this button and receiving countless e-mails about the 'Vote Up and Vote Down' button, is it possible to just eliminate the down button on this site? I believe it would not effect the (algo) of our hubs, but...
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