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JoeMemo wrote

Why can't I just downvote a boring article without having to justify it? You post a lot of links, some of them are going to get downvoted sometimes. I don't understand what you expect me to say other than "It wasn't an interesting read".

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0w0 wrote (edited )

Read the Raddle Etiquette

Upvotes are for posts that contribute to the discussion and to the site overall, and are not intended simply to show agreement. Similarly, downvotes are for posts that are not contributing to the discussion or to the site overall, and not simply to show disagreement. That is of course except when explicitly stated, like votes or proposals.

That you didn't find it interesting or you disaggre with the article is not merit to down vote it, I think.

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JoeMemo wrote

Similarly, downvotes are for posts that are not contributing to the discussion or to the site overall

But this is exactly why I downvoted your link. You posted a lot of links and only 60% of them were what I'd consider valuable. So downvoting the meh ones is a form of quality control and allows better, more deserving links to stay on the front page longer.

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0w0 wrote

Then why are we discussing it right now if there is no value in it?