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Have you been downvoted for good reason or for what seems like petty jealousy and bitchiness?

I posted last night, a perfectly innocent post of "show me something" I posted my steering wheel, I got a downvote and someone went downvoting replies on the post too...

Is this a feature we need??
RobinPhoenix · M Best Comment
It was for me like for you, I got a downvote for an uplifting post which was absolutely harmless. I never expected that this would get a negative reaction at all. I want to believe that someone just wanted to be funny or was bored and therefore chose this smiley.

To answer your question: No, the people here who like to make life difficult for others definitely don't need another feature to do that, certainly not one behind whose anonymity they can hide.
[@1224465,AthenaArena] Thanks for BA ☺️
[@7972,RobinPhoenix] you're welcome
Magenta · F
[@7972,RobinPhoenix] It wouldn't be so bad if it were used for it's purpose, but I believe many are using it against people they are jealous of or don't like. That is proved out by the type of post it is used on.

PerfectionOfTheHeart · 41-45, F
Got downvoted on a post I made about my uncle passing away. Upon hearing about his passing, I scoured the internet for proof. I couldn’t find any and instead found his last known phone number. Reached out to the person who had it and it turned out to be him. After years of separation, we were connected so yeah, I’d say it was a feature this specific group of people didn’t need.
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
[@436944,PerfectionOfTheHeart] That's absurd! People are just using is to be cowardly dicks.
PerfectionOfTheHeart · 41-45, F
[@339269,JimboSaturn] Mmhmm. But what can you do 🤷🏻‍♀️
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
[@436944,PerfectionOfTheHeart] Just ignore the fuckers I guess lol.
MellyMel22 · F
[i][c=BF0080]I don’t think it’s a good idea. Maybe a downvote or dislike that only appears to the person who downvoted it so that they don’t see those posts, but I don’t think it’s necessary for others and the poster to see. Last night I saw multiple posts by someone in a row downvoted and it’s clear it was just someone who doesn’t like them as a person, not the post itself. I feel it’s a negative addition and that it’s going to make others want to post less which is what most(not all) who use it likely aim for. [/c][/i]
AdaXI · 41-45, T
[@1980,MellyMel22] Yeah I totally agree with that. I mean if they want this stupid downvote then fairplay but I don't want to know if I've been downvoted and I don't want other people to know about it either, there's absolutely nothing I can do about it other than sit there wondering who it was.
Personally considering 'mute' does the job if I don't wish to see someone's posts without creating any problems I'll just be sticking with that.
乂º︵º乂
MellyMel22 · F
[@838622,AdaXI] [i][c=BF0080]I agree!![/c][/i]
[@1980,MellyMel22] totally agree.

Although if u know the person and u dv just as a joke or whatever that be fine.
KuroNeko · 41-45, F
I think it's a pretty pointless thing. I think that at the very least these reactions should not be anonymous.
[@1095867,KuroNeko] it was a case that they asked, more said no to it, they went ahead anyway, they implemented it, many complained and basically nuno told us to shut up and stop moaning and being negative about it, I wish I was kidding
MellyMel22 · F
[@1095867,KuroNeko] [i][c=BF0080]That is terrible. And I bet those she called out for bullying others targeted her posts right after the feature began. [/c][/i]
SoLeRiMix · 31-35, M
[@1095867,KuroNeko] Valid point!👍
Of course I’ve seen that and it was predictable. I’ve seen downvotes on questions and posts where the only possible reason someone could’ve given them was out of vindictiveness. We warned about this when the admins proposed it. There’s nothing they can do to stop it, either. No, we don’t need it. It’s been a negative addition to this site and I wish the admins had considered the desires of members.
Magenta · F
I think once maybe twice. Didn't really bother me so much, it just seemed out of place.
Magenta · F
Oh actually I just saw I have two on one post. Ha, just makes me want to post more like it! 😁
SoLeRiMix · 31-35, M
When 'freedom of speech' is bestowed to people, not all respect it. Some fools tend to misuse it. That's exactly the case with this 'down vote' option.

Admins should take into consideration the way some are abusing it. Down vote without a valid reason should be taken down within 48 hrs after a thorough validation by Admins and the abuser should be warned.

In case, he/she continues then who should be be blocked for a month. Ofcourse, the person can sign-up with a new identity but the process can be repeated too.

I have received only one down vote so far. So, I ignored it. My post was a joke too.
[@1078904,SoLeRiMix] Fair enough.
SoLeRiMix · 31-35, M
[@1141631,FadingStar] Cheers!🥂
[@1078904,SoLeRiMix] 🍻 👍
Trippin · F
I was downvoted for replying the simply word " Beautiful"...to a poem someone had posted. So in turn, its not necessarily the Post nor the reply itself but more so a vehicle upon which one can anonymously spread hate.
[@1212957,Trippin] yes, exactly, it does feel like, someone secretly gating, I'm so sorry that happened to you, that's really not nice🤗🤗
Trippin · F
[@1224465,AthenaArena] Bothers me not personally but like yourself, more so when it affects other users in negative ways. 🤗
4meAndyou · F
One of my recipes was downvoted, and I didn't notice. 🤣 The people who were commenting noticed, however, and they were outraged...🤣

I have not felt it was something that was needed since it was first proposed, because there are people here whom it will upset, needlessly. It's a form of shadow banning. I went offline for a day or two in protest...but there is nothing else out there...no where else to go that is not worse.

Since there is nothing we can do about it, I propose we try to look at it in a positive way. The upside is that the people who regularly down vote us will see fewer of our posts.
[@387713,4meAndyou] I didn't notice either until people pointed it out, but then I'm wondering what kind of people bother to downvote innocent posts,

And yes, there's nothing we can do about it, but no, I can't and won't look at it in a positive way as it's negative 😞
4meAndyou · F
[@1224465,AthenaArena] Hugs. I am sorry about it. There are crappy people out there, that's for sure.
deadgerbil · 22-25, M
I got downvoted over a slight joke recently, so petty reasons so far
Iamonfire666 · 31-35, F
I have been downvoted but I don’t care. It’s a cowardly thing to do.
I got downvoted when I said George W Bush is a criminal 🤭 And I got downvoted once before that but I don't remember what it was about.

One downvote shouldn't mean anything though it's just some weirdo trying to get to you in the most pathetic way possible.
[@10788,PiecingMeBackTogether] yes, and picking on people who responded on my post too😥
Oster1 · M
It legitimizes harassment. It’s really disgusting to give a reprobate such discretion and an artificial sense of power over others! It’s so pathetic and should have never been implemented.
ImRileyTheDog · 18-21, F
Not me, I’d not do anything to deserve it

They want to ban me but they never will😈
ImRileyTheDog · 18-21, F
[@1224465,AthenaArena] Not everyone😅

People have blocked me
[@1452,ImRileyTheDog] I did in the past, but it was just an age thing.. 🤗
ImRileyTheDog · 18-21, F
[@1224465,AthenaArena] 🥺

Am I good now?
MilitantIrishman · 26-30, M
About 90% of the downvotes I've received were from [@1203119,SophieSmiles] 🤔
[@8731,MilitantIrishman] and you deserved each and every one…I like to keep you in your place
MilitantIrishman · 26-30, M
[@1203119,SophieSmiles] I downvoted you. You should thank me
[@8731,MilitantIrishman] haha I collect my down votes like loyalty points…I’m fairly sure at this point Nuno owes me 3 coffees and a donut
Pretzel · 61-69, M
downvoting is as worthless as the message request fuction

it just complicates things
[@15458,Pretzel] lmao, yesssss, that's really stupid
Fluffybull · F
What I've noticed is the amount of comments to others' posts that have been hidden. Some of them aren't offensive at all when you have a look at them, or abusive. They are just interesting comments.... 🤔
[@602378,Fluffybull] and ass
[@602378,Fluffybull] I think wife too
OldBrit · 56-60, M
[quote]if you can't say something nice don't say anything[/quote]
Fairydust · F
I was downvoted for posting a sexy kiss lol…. Whatever!! Who doesn’t like a passionate snog 💋
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
[@1042,Fairydust] I would love to see the top ten stupid reasons for downvoting!
Fairydust · F
[@339269,JimboSaturn] totally and ridiculous, clearly was aimed at me.
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
[@1042,Fairydust] Most are.
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
I was downvoted by some Christian because I wrote what I thought. How do these people stay on such sites like this if they are so holy?
caesar7 · 56-60, M
Absolutely not....it's too easy to downvote people here for no good reason. We have the block feature for that...let that be enough.
I am yet to use the dv button. I do not think the feature adds anything to the sw experience.
[@406205,InOtterWords] me neither, I think it's just upsetting people
meggie · 31-35, F
I've never dv anyone. I saw you steering wheel photo and there was nothing wrong with it.
[@1119351,meggie] thank you, I thought it was fairly normal
OldBrit · 56-60, M
Not a Peugeot fan then
[@464873,OldBrit] my husband has the 5008 and I just traded in my old 308, they're great cars!
OldBrit · 56-60, M
[@1224465,AthenaArena] always reliable and cheap for the specs and reasonable to get serviced etc.
[@464873,OldBrit] exactly, for the price there's nothing better
It’s no longer SimilarWorlds anymore.
Call it SimilarHaters. Hope the admin let that one sink in.
lol idk who did that but they are obviously mad nuts 😂
[@209334,MadBossFTW] and downvoting pictures that people posted on it, it's mean!
[@1224465,AthenaArena] maybe they are a big troll idk
Really it doesn't bother me, it's not the end of the world. I laughed when I got one
Ksmile14 · F
I don't even know how I know if I've been downvoted. 🤷‍♀️
PhpPhoenix · M
Mostly petty reasons I think.
Kumbayakid · 61-69, M
People are bizarre
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[@487686,smexy] I think so too

 
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