Instant way to improve raddle...

Submitted by GermyCovid444 in lobby (edited )

Here's my idea. A positive and negative feedback, like we have here, is inherently adversarial, and leads to people chasing upvotes. A better way might be to have one option - you 'reacted' to this idea - good, or bad. If you didn't, you just leave it blank. The most 'reactions' would help show what people are interested in talking about, but without the need for pointless thumbs up.

[Edited because I wrote this quickly]

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Vulgar_Soda wrote

lol. I don't think anyone on this site is here to "chase up votes." Though, not gonna lie, watching the little number go up on any of my posts (or posts I like) makes my brain happy.

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GermyCovid444 OP wrote

You would still have a number next to your comment under my system, but the number wouldn't reflect 'good' or 'bad' - it would be both of those combined, and would probably be even higher, you would get even more endorphins racing through you.

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lastfutures wrote

I want it to be inherently oppositional. I want to either indicate "I liked this" or "I didn't like this." I don't see how that's pointless.

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whipskid wrote

Sometimes browsing through the controversial filter on sites like Reddit can be show the interesting comments. That'd be the most highly upvoted comments that were also downvoted a lot.

No need for anything like that on raddle, our comment threads aren't very big.

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GermyCovid444 OP wrote

I disagree.

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lastfutures wrote

Good discussion, very convincing.

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GermyCovid444 OP wrote

I think anything which moves away from the reddit format is good, too.

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lastfutures wrote

Why? I think it's nice to see what people think of a post.

If someone posts something terrible I think it's positive to have a way to see that everyone disagrees with it. Upvotes also encourage participation, which I think is useful when the site isn't that active at times. It's an easier way to show you appreciated a post without having to write a response.

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willow wrote

i'd rather see votes as "this does/does not contribute to the discussion", not "i do/do not agree with this", and i feel like raddle generally manages this okay. a random tankie ranting about anarkiddies or a lib going on about harm reduction are not contributing anything so they get downvoted, but i would never downvote a reasonable comment just because i disagree with it, and i would be annoyed if that happened to one of my comments.

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lastfutures wrote

Yes I agree with that, I think that's usually how it gets used here.

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FuckCopyright wrote

I was under the impression otherwise still, at least in part owing to my long time on Reddit in the past.

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