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Why did HubPages change the thumbs up , thumbs down feature?

  1. SportsBetter profile image77
    SportsBetterposted 5 years ago

    Why did HubPages change the thumbs up , thumbs down feature?

  2. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 5 years ago

    I'm not exactly sure, but I don't mind.  I think it looks rather nice!

  3. securityproducts3 profile image40
    securityproducts3posted 5 years ago

    Not sure, it looks nice, but i don't think you can see how many people have thumbs up'd or downed something..I may be wrong though.

  4. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I think they don't want to show how much of an effect the trolls are having on discussions. There are many who troll the answers only to vote down answers that add tot the discussion. I noticed the change as well and had recently asked a couple of answers about trolls and how they should be punished. It appears that this way no one can see how many votes up or down answers receive but it still doesn't do much to expose or punish trolls.

  5. iefox5 profile image59
    iefox5posted 5 years ago

    I don't use thumbs up & down feature, so the change seems ok for me.

  6. Melch-i-zedek profile image62
    Melch-i-zedekposted 5 years ago

    In fact, the entire page layout was changed to resemble that of a Hub. Although I like the overall look, it's sad we can no longer see how many vote ups/downs an answer received.

  7. pagesvoice profile image84
    pagesvoiceposted 5 years ago

    I think the change with the voting arrows is a positive one. No longer will the mean spirited be voting people out of a discussion, simply because they don't like the author or their views. I say bravo to HubPages for making this great decision.

 
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