Be nice. Or else.
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Good point. Another shortcoming of downvoting is early downvoting can have a big impact. I wonder if the solution there is a grace period. Show no up or down votes for a certain period and then rank it.
Yeah, you bring up some good points. How do you preserve good vibes but allow the community to filter out the cruft? If I hear you right, you are saying that while downvoting solves the issue of filtering out cruft, it also sacrifices the cultivation of good vibes.
I guess we need some other solution that gets us both. In the mean time I think HN is a good example to follow. downvoting and some smart algorithms help keep the quality high. Its not perfect but it works.
It solves this important problem.
Which gets the top spot? Which sinks to the bottom?
Upvote-only puts User1's post at the top. Upvote/downvote puts User2's story at the top. The community as a whole disliked User1's post, maybe it was too marketing but in the current state of DN it would rise to the top.
Anyway, this would be a fun product/problem to work on thats for sure.
Thanks for elaborating. I could see how that would work. Not that there needs to be for it to be true, but are there any examples of this working well in larger communities?
First, think about who you will be working with. That is the most deciding factor for how much you will grow in your career. Avoid working alone at this stage in your career. If you have a choice in the matter, find a team you want to learn from. You'll be spending a lot of time with these people and their good and bad design skills will rub off on you. Also consider if you will be set up for success or not. Does Design have proper value and place in the process? Will you be able to do user research? etc.
After those are answered, small or large, you'll find what you're looking for: growth.
I agree this is an issue but not having a downvote doesn't solve this issue in the smallest. People will still be nudged into posting what they know will get votes. Having downvotes lets the community fight against spam/marketing bs/and those that hurt the community.
The solution has already been done and proved: We need to introduce down voting.
Could you test Box?