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No More Negative Rating in Comments screenshot
Quick update: It's been on my mind for a long time, but now it just seems necessary - I had to disable negative rating in comments, because it caused too much problems, and most of you know what i mean.

Practice shows that there is not much use for it anyway - if a comment violates our rules, it shouldn't be downvoted - it should be reported.

So no more negativity in comments

Thanks Olymoon, Daz and rico88 for helping me make this decision.

comments

  Resident 21.05.2015 2 253
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I will cherish every single one of the downvotes I've ever gotten on my comments! Not saying it's a bad thing the feature got removed (not saying it's the right decision either though) but one can't help but get nostalgic about older times whenever things change. May just be a sign that I'm getting old?

RIP downvote button, you will be remembered!
  Resident 7.02.2014 13 1699
+840
nailed it bro :D
I was dumb enough to believe the left and right were separate parties... learn about the CFR, read HG Wells, and Carol Quigley
  Member 30.01.2016 68
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quote by HETISFRANK May just be a sign that I'm getting old?


Yes it is
though this be madness, yet there is method in't
  Resident 31.10.2014 143
+57
you sound like dalai lama saint.
loved your peaceful words.
  Administrator 1.01.2004 283 1054
+16208
that is definitely someone we can all learn from
  Resident 17.06.2013 471
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how about in the forum.. it gets abused there too?

and why not just remove the frame also if you removed the
comment? what purpose to see someone's avatar
there with a blank box... ?

the Comment has been Removed
a 1 ... and a 3 ... and a ching chong potato
  Moderator 21.01.2012 967 8985
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Keeping the frame allows to other moderator and to admin to see what was written there, so if I get crazy and do unfair clearing of comments, or simply if there is a polemic about the reason I've cleared a comment, others will be able to verify and take action. It's a good control measure.
  Resident 22.05.2015 1 146
+29
thank.. SAiNT
downvote was a really WAR..... ABOUT NOTHING...
´´NO soy pobre, soy sobrio, liviano de equipaje, vivir con lo justo para que las cosas no me roben la libertad´´ Pepe Mujica = about materialism....
  Member 9.10.2014 2 68
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  Resident 1.10.2013 4716 8357
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What about disabling downvoting on the posts?
  Resident 22.05.2015 1 146
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yeah that is a WAR TO.... but dowvote on post... is like to me. to know if the post is fake or not. if we can trust on post.
but ALSO is a REALLY WAR TO...ON POST.
make( $) vs make money vs NO make moneys.
´´NO soy pobre, soy sobrio, liviano de equipaje, vivir con lo justo para que las cosas no me roben la libertad´´ Pepe Mujica = about materialism....
  Administrator 1.01.2004 283 1054
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quote by f3rto know if the post is fake or not

exactly
  Resident 22.12.2015 16 389
+917
Never disable the option of downvoting on posts please, Those ratings are most important when you need decide if to download or not.

(But also the comments)
  Resident 21.09.2011 15 706
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I tend to base that decision on my research, rather than on people's opinions.
Thank you for helping us help you help us all.
  Resident 15.06.2012 39 1120
+1546
Sorry but I don't understand what you wanted to explain.
Jazz-fusion Only
  Resident 7.02.2014 13 1699
+840
yes... just as SAINT said... EXACTLY

it's war about those that try to make money from free releases that can be downloaded on developers website.
I was dumb enough to believe the left and right were separate parties... learn about the CFR, read HG Wells, and Carol Quigley
  Moderator 21.01.2012 967 8985
+47867
On post it happens the same as for comment, some members downvote post just because of yes, and they don't explain it.
Some time they downvote a post because they didn't liked what posters said another day in another post.

So post rating is far to be a reliable data.

It's much better to read post comments to have a clear information about it's content and the eventual problem there could be.
  Resident 21.05.2015 2 253
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So you can stop using the "Lootly" account to upvote your own stuff whenever it gets downvoted? The comments on your own (older) posts are the saddest part though, at least you stopped doing that I suppose. Don't worry though, the PM Olymoon sent out already made most of us stop downvoting your stuff, now we just started to ignore them.

I don't care whether they take away the downvotes for posts at this point, you seemingly already won this battle. Too bad you didn't take the legit criticism that came with the downvoting, it wasn't like we were trying to attack your character but you seemed to take it that way. As I said, I guess we'll all go back to ignoring your freeware posts or post comments to urge people to download it from the actual creator. At least you won't be able to downvote our comments anymore when we will try to raise rightful concerns!
  Resident 28.01.2016 1 245
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Well, I still can (and will) downvote every post I don't like or don't consider meaningful or contributing.
I shouldn't even need to justify myself for doing so, if we really needed to give a reason about downvotes it would be better if a box with "downvote reason" was implemented in the ui.
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  Resident 7.02.2014 13 1699
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we all know WHO the battle is against.

In some years/months it was Hy2ro... other times I think Sunny and all his aliases were targeted.. but NOW?.. it's a different individual, not mentioned.
I was dumb enough to believe the left and right were separate parties... learn about the CFR, read HG Wells, and Carol Quigley
  Moderator 21.01.2012 967 8985
+47867
Yes, and that's part of the problem,
we all know WHO the battle is against.


Negative vote often goes against a member, instead of being related to the post content.

It's much more useful for any musician and composer, to have the opinion of members about the content of a particular post, because it's about the use of the program or plugin to make music.

What they think of the poster himself is irrelevant.
  Resident 19.11.2013 1 1341
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quote by HETISFRANKSo you can stop using the "Lootly" account to upvote your own stuff whenever it gets downvoted?

Agreed HETISFRANK, at least for one he can no longer use his multiple bogus accounts to downvote Moji in Mirror Wars - Attack of the Clones for example.

Mirror posters downvoting other mirror posters suggesting that they are doing something wrong by posting mirrors, but yet it is ok for them to post mirrors
  Releaser 27.11.2013 78 603
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Damn iNTEGRAL, How are you going to downvote all those people that offer fast mirrors on your post now?
Find a passion, form relationships, fuck what everyone else thinks. Believe in yourself and be who you want to be. We're all gonna make it.
  Resident 1.10.2013 4716 8357
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Fast mirrors
  Resident 17.06.2013 471
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a 1 ... and a 3 ... and a ching chong potato
  Resident 7.02.2014 13 1699
+840
I don't know what your signature is about, but it's hilarious to say it aloud :D

what is it about?
I was dumb enough to believe the left and right were separate parties... learn about the CFR, read HG Wells, and Carol Quigley
  Resident 6.06.2011 3 235
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So let the trolling games begin!
--------------------------------------------------

What now? should this posting be reported? I mean, I ask to exploit your decision :)
SAiNT, you know I'm always down with your decisions, but this time... I think it's kinda wrong, kinda... "political over-correct". I guess I know what you want to achieve, but you also cut possibilities. Let me give an example:
See that latest Waves update by R2R. The readme misses one important information: Touch the waveshell.dll (regarding it's date), so your daw will rescan its contents.
One user mentioned it in the comments, I explained it a bit further (even in the very first comment! :)) - but there's a user who is providing wrong information ("Just full scan, retards" in short) or let's say not-that-correct or at least not-the-best-way.
It's not "bad" enough to report, but not the best answer, so it should be marked as a bad answer.

I'm not happy with your decision but we have to look forward. Please keep the possibility to revert this.

Besides, do you have enough moderators to handle reported comments? I guess it'll be a hell of work... "MAC PLEASE!!!!1111" ;)
  Resident 17.06.2013 471
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one thing with too many downvotes it clutters up the experience here..
with that comment removed frame as SAiNT has shown..

reporting shows that you mean it, if you take issue with something,
and then the mods can delete it if it's blatantly offensive, as they deem

or at least I hope they are being given that ability to compensate
for not being able to downvote..

sometimes we have to find a middle way to take steps forward to improvement
a 1 ... and a 3 ... and a ching chong potato
  Administrator 1.01.2004 283 1054
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quote by bigboobsbut there's a user who is providing wrong information ("Just full scan, retards" in short) or let's say not-that-correct or at least not-the-best-way.
It's not "bad" enough to report, but not the best answer, so it should be marked as a bad answer.

makes sense, but negative rating alone won't explain a lot in this case - there will still be a controversial comment which explains why that method is wrong, so again, negative rating is not that useful.

quote by bigboobsI'm not happy with your decision but we have to look forward. Please keep the possibility to revert this.

sure
  Resident 7.02.2014 13 1699
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I get what you mean Bigboobs... BUT... you are making an assertion that all of us agree on WHAT a downvote is defined as meaning.

I can't ever recall a conversation I've ever seen where people talked about WHAT a down-vote means to them... I think it can have various meanings, at various times...

so to knockout the clutter, it makes sense to communicate to an individual WHAT you do not like about their post... simply a down-vote is too vague... all I think when I see one, is that various people did not like the comment... for WHAT reason, I do not know... unless they made a comment to clarify the down-vote...

so in this light, it makes perfect sense that the ability to down-vote is pointless. It serves no purpose... and it just turns into a way to [email protected] with people.
I was dumb enough to believe the left and right were separate parties... learn about the CFR, read HG Wells, and Carol Quigley

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