I used to downvote fairly often on Reddit as a sign to disagree or to push down really disgusting bigoted comments. And to be honest, it became a habit to just downvote without replying. However, now that I’m on lemmy and not Reddit I’ve been actively trying to not instantly downvote things and instead move on or take the time to reply. Has anyone else been trying to do this?

  • @MurrayL
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    311 months ago

    They should make it so that replying to a comment automatically disables your ability to downvote it.

    Would simultaneously prevent people trading downvotes while they argue back and forth, and encourage people to simply ignore trolls and move on without replying.

    • @DoomAxe
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      1511 months ago

      If a post contains incorrect information that could be dangerous, you should be able to reply to it and also downvote it so that the incorrect information becomes less visible. For example, if someone said you should pinch your nose and lean your head back when you get a nosebleed. You should be able to correct them and still downvote to make the incorrect information less visible.

      • fuck reddit
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        011 months ago

        Wouldn’t the correction be sufficient? Other users could read it and decide to downvote

    • fuck reddit
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      211 months ago

      I like this idea. Make the karma irrelevant so we don’t get those awful bots or the tit-for-tat arguments