I'm new here, but people seem to be using the voting down option excessively and inappropriately. I would like to see HubPages eliminate this option.
I'd like to add that there's no point in flagging a question because your answer to that question (or all answers to that question, for that matter) has been voted down. A vote on an answer only addresses the one who writes the answer, while flagging the question is a potential negative reflection on the one who writes the question.
I know it smarts to have an answer voted down, especially when you know you are responding with useful and valid information, but never take it personally. Some people live on negative energy and sometimes that energy plays itself out just this way.
Point well taken, Sally. I do believe the negative energy will come back around to the ones who initiate it. We who try to live on a higher plane should not be distracted by those who would love to pull us down to their sorry state.
i love the option myself. i use it often and i completely agree with having it. to me it's like a little freedom of choice and trust me, a lot of my answers get voted down.
Why? That seems rather negative. From my perspective as a positive reinforcement animal trainer and professional educator I find it more polite as well as effective to usually ignore answers I do not like. The rules state that the reason to vote an answer down is because it does not contribute to the discussion, not because one has a need to put someone else down, show disapproval or attempt to invalidate someone's honest answer.
i completely disagree. being positive is great but that's like being politically correct, it gets the person no where. i would rather have someone disagree with me then ignore what i'm saying or vote me up because it's the right thing to do.voting the answer down contributes more then voting up, it creates reason's to write hubs to justify your opinion.
I don't think remove this option is appropriate.Even I faced this issue sometime, but don't worry there are some people who are doing it not all.and by the way we need this option to genuinely vote down some answers.If you find it often with you with any particular user , report it to admin.
The vote down button has its uses. I know some people abuse it but it doesn't hurt you in any way. I have used it when people give completely wrong advice.
We all have had innocuous answers voted down for no reason at all. It's just the way it is
I vote down if I think the author is talking rubbish. That's what the button is there for.
by WorkAtHomeMums 6 years ago
If its wrong then they should comment in reply otherwise the person will never learn. If its rude ok that's a good reason. Some people must have nothing better to do with their lives.
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 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 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 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 kallini2010 6 years ago
How do you feel when someone has chosen the Best Answer to his own question?Before the option of choosing the best answer was introduced, I felt that all answers are important and interesting because the mystery of what author of the question thought made it open for thought. Now, every time...
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