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Is it now possible to react with a thumb down ๐Ÿ‘Ž on DEV?

Manuele J Sarfatti
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I wrote a (knowingly) controversial comment to a post, and in my notifications I see this:

Screenshot showing the thumb down reaction

But when I look at the reactions of the comment itself the "thumb down" does not appear, nor have I ever been able to "thumb down" anything.

Is this some kind of superpower granted to this website's VIPs? Is it an experimental feature? Does anyone have any information on this?

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huncyrus

Personally, I have no clue, maybe it was reported as abuse?
But would like to see a downvote button, because so many copy-cat article* exists and would be nice to throw them away after a while.

  • articles what usually copeid from other websites and rephrased but contain zero new information nor good practice. Many people abuse it to build credibility or portfolio...
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Mateusz Jarzyna

Thumb down is definitely the missing feature

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Shannon Crabill

Yikes. I know what you mean. If something is blatantly copied at pasted (especially, not their own content) report the post or the user.

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Abdisalan

I'd rather NOT have a thumbs down reaction, it just adds negativity.
We're already hungry for more likes and unicorns, why feel attacked as well?

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Shannon Crabill

As far as I know, only mods can do this. I did not realize that the user of the post would see that in their notifications. ๐Ÿค”

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Manuele J Sarfatti Author

This must be it, it was definitely a person with mod powers. I wonder what the implications of a thumb down are ๐Ÿค”

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

Yes, there are implications.

Thumbsdown (๐Ÿ‘Ž): a quick way to "push content down" so that it's less likely to be seen on the site (e.g. articles that only have a teaser paragraph and send the reader to an external link for the rest).

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Eljay-Adobe

I remember watching a movie called Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe. When Emperor Commodus gave the "thumb down", it was bad.

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Ben Halpern

It looks like some of the mod actions may have sent notifications when they shouldn't have. I believe the issue has been fixed now.

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Manuele J Sarfatti Author

Shouldn't it be transparent when a post is flagged? Is there a reason why it's kept "secret" by design?

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