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kokoaitu wrote

I think being able see who voted would be nice. I was originally thinking just to see who engaged with it, but it would also make sock puppets more obvious.

In saying that, I mostly ignore the buttons.

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bloodrose wrote (edited )

I don't think adding names to up/down votes would remove the sock-puppeting. It might actually just increase the amount of sock puppets used. I think there is something to be said for downvoting abusive behavior anonymously. Example: on reddit there is a subreddit for reddit behaving badly but the core rule is to post only if the post has a certain number of upvotes as the downvotes are seen as regulating bad behavior. So, say, someone on raddle was engaging in abusive behavior. You would want to downvote it to show the community does not support the behavior (possibly while waiting for admin action and/or while posting on TOS Breaches). However, if your name is attached to the downvote, you'd worry about being a target. So now, instead of downvoting with your regular account, you'd make another account that you log into just to downvote.

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kokoaitu wrote

I guess I always sort by new or active, so getting downvoted doesn't change anything besides the rating on the side for me.

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halfway_prince wrote

I would definitely be down for this, it's maybe the only way that anonymity can be preserved without the site going to shit because of a few people managing sock puppets.

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