We're Waging War on Spam!

almost 6 years ago from Max Lind, sometimes Maxwell

  • ChrisArchitec t, almost 6 years ago

    On the story tip, did you consider adding a downvote option so low quality/spammy posts could just naturally drift down? Personally I find the urge to just downvote weak posts and hope that others wouldn't upvote...and the community is pretty strong and seems to take care of stuff usually (by not paying attn)

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    • Tyrale BloomfieldTyrale Bloomfield, almost 6 years ago

      I like to see the community naturally sift the low-quality content. Things of low value will float down. I'd rather not see a downvote. It would be used just because users disagree with the perspective.

      Keep things positive.

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      • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, almost 6 years ago

        I think there's a way to do it without that necessarily happening. One of the most interesting implementations is on Reddit, where posts that receive a high volume of downvotes, but that hit a certain threshold of upvotes, are marked 'controversial'. It becomes a user choice whether to engage with those kinds of posts, and prevents a situation in which contentious posts are simply pushed out of view.

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        • Tyrale BloomfieldTyrale Bloomfield, almost 6 years ago

          I see your perspective, but Reddit has no motto that even approaches "Be nice. Or else." If it even had a tagline it would be more along the lines of "Post anything until the news coverage gets too large, then we will take it down."

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