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Up-Voting and Down-Voting

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SourC00kie avatar SourC00kie
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Level 45 : Master Blob
You just upload a submission and you put TONS of effort into it.

You get greeted by loads of up-votes because you truly deserve it for how much effort you put into the submission. However over time you are greeted by a couple of down-vote trolls that will ruin your moment of happiness.

Down-voting is a big deal when it comes to submissions. To get to the highlight reel (which is the goal of many people who upload submissions) you need to have a good size of likes, comments and favorites. Even if you have over twenty likes and ten dislikes, your submission will suffer. The more dislikes there are, the faster the project will be kicked from the highlight reel. Most of the time, that isn't fair. People put in many hours of work on projects, skins and texture packs only to be greeted by down-vote trolls.

Down-vote trolls are people that down-vote submissions just for the fun of it and they have no reason on why they did that. They think it's fun and love to see submissions suffer because of their crucial down-vote. It's true, submissions DO suffer from those nasty trolls.

Even if your likes outnumber your dislikes by over fifteen, there is still a MAJOR chance that your submission can be kicked from the highlight reel. I'm not saying that's the end of the world, however the highlight reel of submissions is a HUGE deal because that is the main thing that attracts users to the submission. If you put in tons of effort in your submission and you KNOW you deserve to be treated with the luxury of being on the highlight reel, it's very sad to see down-voters ruin that experience for you.

You see this in many categories but mainly the 'Skins' category. There is loads of hate there because people fight like animals for their skins to be featured on the highlight reel or homepage. Literally, like animals. They send people to dislike other people's submissions just so theirs can have a small chance of getting featured.

It really angers me to see how unfair any community is. No matter what you can NEVER get away from down-voters no matter how hard you try. They will always find a way to come back.

How Do You Think This Can Be Stopped?

What I think Cyprezz could do is implement a type of "survey" on why someone disliked. They have to enter a PROPER reason why they disliked the submission and if it is not proper, Moderators can take their votes away. Other people think that Cyprezz should all in all just remove the whole dislike section but that wouldn't be fair. Some submissions DESERVE a bad rating.

Well this is just my take on this and I would be interested to see yours. Thanks.

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01/20/2012 1:27 pm
Level 25 : Expert Cupcake
JamesTheAwesomeDude avatar
What happened to the down-vote option?
10/25/2011 8:39 pm
Level 48 : Master Bunny
Mayz avatar
Tell you The Truth I Don't Really Care About
People Down-Voting My Stuff As Long As I Like It
That Was So Cheesy.....
10/19/2011 2:12 pm
Level 41 : Master Pixel Painter
Krova avatar
I agree that a lot of downvotes are unncessary. I received a lot of downvotes for my article entitled The New Rules of Minecraft which I'm sure were due to people not reading to the end. It's a satire, but people kept taking it seriously.
10/11/2011 7:08 pm
Level 28 : Expert Blockhead
Skonth avatar
OMG, so much repetition... You could make this 2 paragraphs no problem.
10/08/2011 3:58 am
Level 26 : Expert Miner
Excision avatar
@Moderators taking away votes

This will probably take to much time and distract the mods from doing what they should be doing.
02/19/2012 5:35 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Dragon
CentauriTheStarMoth avatar
that's true... maybe Cyprezz should set aside some honest users to be submission moderators...?
01/20/2012 1:41 pm
Level 25 : Expert Cupcake
JamesTheAwesomeDude avatar
Like stopping trolls? trolls are everywhere from the forums to the chat to the comments to the... DOWNVOTES!!!
10/08/2011 3:56 am
Level 40 : Master Unicorn
Tharesan avatar
I don't let the downvotes bother me, so I'm not eager for any changes really. But if you come up with a great solution then go for it! Nice blog btw, I approve.
10/07/2011 7:44 pm
Level 81 : Elite Architect
Nefashus avatar
My projects get allways down votes :$

Also someone gave all (nearly all) my project a down vote, and why? I don't get it :|
02/19/2012 5:36 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Dragon
CentauriTheStarMoth avatar
some people just do that. I don't know why, they just do it.
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