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re: Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change. VIEW POST

re: I think there's a purpose for downvoting but it should be the equivalent of saying in real life: "I disagree with you for this reason or that reaso...

I think my biggest issue with downvoting is that an 'outside the norm' idea that might be 'against' a community will be downvoted into irelevance. Maybe downvoting, but keeping the same design ?

Yes it's true. The risk of creating a crowd mentality is not insignificant.

"I'm downvoting you because you're not allowed to post something I deem irrelevant with the spirit of this website or with my own preferences".

It's a slippery slope.

I would make it very hard to downvote someone. As I said, you want to downvote? Ok, you need to tell the author why at least :-D

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