My post got 12 downvotes for a mere observation.
HFCAMPO's got 11...
I can't see how this is not a vindictive choice. My post has not been offensive, against any forum rules.
I have read absolutely reasonable posts, which got downvoted and other ridiculous posts who get thumbs up, on both ,..or more,...sides.
I can't see how this is a good thing.
Now gokunming, gave a tool for the loudest to shout.
My recommendation is, show the votes and voters, only this way you can make sure that people are not just being judged by an old vendetta or other issues.
In my opinion it failed.
I personally will reject any vote, to make sure the net will stay open an opinions can be seen, for as long as possible.
I didn't like the ferocity of the old forum but at least it was, with the help of the admin, free and fair. Not beautiful but fair.
The only thing the current voting system enhances is one dominant train of thought of the first few voters, and since you only need 3-4 votes to hide a post, you will have in the end the dominance of one group and since they are the strongest one an often the first to vote, it doesn't prove anything about the argument or thought or even the accuracy of the statement.
So in the end we will have a certain amount of populism. And the hissy fits, whom we all have been guilty of are just turned passive now. But they are still there.
I hope that the gokunming staff can find a better solution, than the current one.
I am not even defending my opinion, just skim through the post an votes, most of the hidden posts are not even close to be mean or offensive, they are just not reflecting the votes of a few of the most frequent and not most liberal posters, and gokunming made them judges now.
Maybe the whole thing is a good idea but it needs a lot of adjustments.
Oh and I know this post will be killed instantly.
So I hope that even the posters that hate me, can just for once not judge me, down or up.
I don't need your vote, but maybe you can let others live by not judging....
just a thought, nothing o hate me for. But my apologies if I offended you. LOVE!