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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

on raddle upvotes are flawed, people use them to agree/dissagree but also to distinguish between relevant/irrelevant comments.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

yeah, democracy has its drawbacks, and as (mostly) anarchists I'm glad we can have critiques of specific implementations of democracy like the upboat system

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote (edited )

Yeah we're lucky to not use votes for site wide important decisions

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Fossidarity wrote

Actually votes do influence important site decisions, first of all they decide the order of comments and secondly they influence people their perception of the actual comment themselves. Many times I noticed how I first looked at the vote count before reading the actual comment. That's why I'm using a theme without vote counts now.

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Snowy OP wrote

If you selling a shitty product, you can buy countless upvotes to let anyone who believes in this system. The problem is people are so easy to trust a system such easy to buy.

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