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.


JoeMemo wrote (edited )

"Human rights" is a lot like "free speech". Begging a violent state to allow you certain proclivities at the expense of all your actual freedom. It's not really "rights" the state is giving you so much as it's control. You don't need a state to deny you all rights and then meter out a few of them so long as you obey.