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Is it possible to make upvotes less easy?[meta]

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 26, 2011 at 9:14 AM

I notice its so easy to upvote. Even without reading. Maybe there is a way to make it a bit more difficult to upvote. What do you think on this? I notice that it can be very fast with upvoting. Maybe become some awareness before upvoting if its more tricky to upvote

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 26, 2011
at 09:34 PM

badge lust .

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 26, 2011
at 09:25 PM

comment votes don't count.

A45af235ed4dd0b4f548c59e91b75763

(1936)

on August 26, 2011
at 08:29 PM

I'm just mad I can't down vote myself, I say a lot of dumb shit.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 07:30 PM

I actually didn't know until now that up-voting a comment was possible.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Grrrr I want that badge :D!

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 26, 2011
at 06:25 PM

I thought it was serious at first too :)

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

(1453)

on August 26, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Oh god, mth. Don't you know how biased peer reviewed journals are? What you are suggesting is unbelivabely dangerous, how can you even propose such things ?! I don't even dare to imagine what effects that will have on the voting systems. Do you want to inflate the upvotes until no one, hell, F***NG NO ONE anymore will be able to know if an upvote is legitimated or not. Really, mth, don't suggest ideas you haven't thought through. We all could end up in big trouble if there will be ever even one vote slipping through.

Bdede2dbc411f2533a7e6f13674ade51

(804)

on August 26, 2011
at 06:02 PM

I thoroughly enjoy good sarcasm!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 26, 2011
at 06:00 PM

hahahahahahah! omg high comedy right there.

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(19469)

on August 26, 2011
at 05:57 PM

That's an upvote for you Annie!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:36 PM

... (cont) 3) You could answer your own question here, with some good perspective that people respect. This might get upvoted a lot. Then you could earn the same gold badge off the question YOU created. Everybody loves a comeback kid! You could be the talk of PaleoHacks!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:35 PM

oh.. and in addition to my answer... 1) you will (quite ironically) get sympathetic upvotes. One upvote wipes out 5 downvotes. 2 wipes out 10!, so the more you are downvoted, the more you should end up with a positive net gain in points for this question, so I say... ride the wave! 2) If anyone's answer gets to 20 upvotes, they will be the first person besides Patrik to get the Gold "Reversal" badge. Right now, Korian is close! You could be the one to bring it!...

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:31 PM

... (cont) 3) You could answer your own question here, with some good perspective that people respect. This might get upvoted a lot. Then you could earn the same gold badge off the question YOU created. Everybody loves a comeback kid! You could be the talk of PaleoHacks!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:29 PM

... (cont) 3) You could answer your own question here, with some good perspective that people respect. This might get upvoted a lot. Then you could earn the same gold badge off the question YOU created. Everybody loves a comeback kid! You could the talk of PaleoHacks!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:28 PM

oh.. and in addition to my answer... I would encourage you to NOT delete this question (for multiple reasons) - 1) you will (quite ironically) get sympathetic upvotes. One upvote wipes out 5 downvotes. 2 wipes out 10!, so the more you are downvoted, the more you should end up with a positive net gain in points for this question, so I say... ride the wave! 2) If anyone's answer gets to 20 upvotes, they will be the first person besides Patrik to get the Gold "Reversal" badge. Right now, Korian is close! You could be the one to bring it!...

D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

(5801)

on August 26, 2011
at 03:00 PM

You should now notice that down voting is just as easy.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 02:29 PM

Absolutely right.

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on August 26, 2011
at 01:38 PM

And people down-vote just for a different point of view, rather than scientifically bogus information.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 01:10 PM

What Heather said :)

446d2dddaeeccb2cc31a09cf20e40d46

(676)

on August 26, 2011
at 01:09 PM

Is that for humans or bots?

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:31 PM

Because if you offer your knowledge or opinion on something and someone down votes it, it is nice to know why.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on August 26, 2011
at 09:35 AM

upvoted for "the easier it is to add positive energy to a post, the better" i don't pay much attention to votes and points; i just read what interests me. i honestly wonder why people get so worked up over down votes.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 09:20 AM

I don't see what's wrong with that. Right now, I think the system is great. It's user-friendly, clear, ... If it would be more tricky, the website would lose user-friendliness.

I say, the easier it is to add positive energy to a post, the better :)

Voting down, on the other hand, is too easy : I don't care if you down-vote me, but tell me why.

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on August 26, 2011
at 01:38 PM

And people down-vote just for a different point of view, rather than scientifically bogus information.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 26, 2011
at 09:25 PM

comment votes don't count.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 07:30 PM

I actually didn't know until now that up-voting a comment was possible.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:31 PM

Because if you offer your knowledge or opinion on something and someone down votes it, it is nice to know why.

Medium avatar

(19469)

on August 26, 2011
at 05:57 PM

That's an upvote for you Annie!

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on August 26, 2011
at 09:35 AM

upvoted for "the easier it is to add positive energy to a post, the better" i don't pay much attention to votes and points; i just read what interests me. i honestly wonder why people get so worked up over down votes.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 01:10 PM

What Heather said :)

A45af235ed4dd0b4f548c59e91b75763

(1936)

on August 26, 2011
at 08:29 PM

I'm just mad I can't down vote myself, I say a lot of dumb shit.

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2c8c421cf0e0c462654c7dc37f8b9711

(2729)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:02 PM

I don't think upvotes are too easy- if anything, I wish folks wouldn't be so stingy with them.

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D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

(5801)

on August 26, 2011
at 05:52 PM

I wish that before voting, each person had to take a 10 question essay test to prove that they read and understand the question. Then, if a minimum of say 500 people took the test, the top 15 percent can vote.

Of course, so that no one person could sway the results by being a poor test writer or a lenient grader, I suggest that Patrick start up world wide testing centers like the do for the SAT. Graders would only be allowed to grade tests submitted from other countries so that cultural bias and national pride do not influence the test results.

If a testing center is not within say 450 miles (724 Kilometers), then the prospective voter could submit a paper on the topic to a peer reviewed journal for publication. After the paper is accepted for publishing, the person would then be allowed to cast a provisional vote. The provisional vote would be made permanent once the journal mails a copy to Patrick.

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

(1453)

on August 26, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Oh god, mth. Don't you know how biased peer reviewed journals are? What you are suggesting is unbelivabely dangerous, how can you even propose such things ?! I don't even dare to imagine what effects that will have on the voting systems. Do you want to inflate the upvotes until no one, hell, F***NG NO ONE anymore will be able to know if an upvote is legitimated or not. Really, mth, don't suggest ideas you haven't thought through. We all could end up in big trouble if there will be ever even one vote slipping through.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 26, 2011
at 06:25 PM

I thought it was serious at first too :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 26, 2011
at 06:00 PM

hahahahahahah! omg high comedy right there.

Bdede2dbc411f2533a7e6f13674ade51

(804)

on August 26, 2011
at 06:02 PM

I thoroughly enjoy good sarcasm!

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:05 PM

oak0y,

I totally understand why people are downvoting this. You are basically discouraging the positive upvotes by suggesting to make it more difficult. But remember, this is a community of people that are able to speak by commenting/answering but also by clicking those arrows. I am perplexed by your intent here. You have a very strong upvote ratio, so perhaps you should take more care in explaining exactly what you are pokin at. This is probably an additional reason why you are getting downvoted. Your question does not even possess your own supportive comments to back up the intent behind your inquiry.

Humans feed off of positive reinforcement and affirmation much more than negative. This site has a strong slant toward upvoting, and that's a good thing. That keeps the overall aura positive, and not only keeps people here, but keeps people making excellent contributions because of recognition. So then [quite obviously], this should be seen as a major driving force behind what makes PaleoHacks a valuable resource.

Downvoting is seen as generally negative, and while this can spark some really good debate and intelligent exchange, it's basic human nature to feel at least somewhat disappointed to think that someone disagreed with you enough to actually downvote you, even if the disappointment only lasts for a few moments.

Also, not only downvotes, but no votes, or no acknowledgement of your posts. I often upvote based on effort alone. If someone takes the time to make a post and you feel that it holds some kind of positive value for the people who will read it, then I think it's earned an upvote!

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:35 PM

well, you can only submit a comment vote every 5 seconds anyways, so there are some limits! :)

446d2dddaeeccb2cc31a09cf20e40d46

(676)

on August 26, 2011
at 01:09 PM

Is that for humans or bots?

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on August 26, 2011
at 03:04 PM

Why would you want this? I notice from your voting ratio's that you upvote very often - which in my opinion is a good thing....or is this a joke? My humour compass has been a little off lately - maybe I'm just not getting the joke???

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 26, 2011
at 01:46 PM

The voting system works great.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 26, 2011
at 02:29 PM

Absolutely right.

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