Does "hidden due to negative feedback" hinder a open discussion? Do we really ne

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    PeterStipposted 18 months ago

    Does "hidden due to negative feedback" hinder a open discussion? Do we really need it?

    To have an open and honest discussion a mediator is often more a hindrance then help. I've seldom seen negative feedback on HP that is really negative. Still many discussion comments are hidden because of so called "negative feedback".
    Who is deciding anyway what is negative feedback and what's not. Aren't we all grown ups who can handle different opinions and point of views.
    Isn't it time for Hubpages to stop using this censoring tool.

  2. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 18 months ago

    It’s a nice tool to have if someone is spamming, has gone completely off topic, or is being especially inflammatory.

    Unfortunately most people seem to use it as a tool to express whether or not they like someone’s opinion. If it’s a well thought out and relevant answer I don’t vote it down just because I disagree with it, because it does censor a discussion to some degree.

    So more than wishing they’d take the feature away I wish people were mature enough to use it properly.

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      PeterStipposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I wonder if the freedom of speech not outweights the spam and trollers. And the comments will regulate itself in the end without interference, good or bad intended.

  3. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 18 months ago

    I do wonder who decided what is "negative feedback." I've seen some really bad trolling and crap answers that apparently don't meet this criteria, while some of the best answers IMHO have been hidden due to this feature, and I've replied to them. I believe it hinders free and open discussion and I wish they would take it away. It is a prejudicial feature.

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      PeterStipposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, I think the tool does not do what it should do, and instead of stop trolling it cuts discussions.


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