https://www.duolingo.com/gabe81

Please use pluses and minuses wisely!

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Wisely used pluses makes valuable comments and answers appear on top. On the other hand - giving minuses to silly, bad or misleading comments makes them appear below the valuable ones, or even hides them.

But for heaven's sake don't give minuses to questions asked by people who are learning the language and really don't know something, or are trying to understand, but write wrong. It is the purpose of this site to learn, and learning when someone corrects you is very efficient. Correct them, instead of condemning.

December 15, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Metlieb

THANK YOU! It is too often that I noticed it with other courses how I wouldn't get a response to a question I asked. I would later notice how it got downvoted because somebody apparently thought it was stupid.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gabe81
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Downvote - that's the verb I've been looking for in my head (and failed) :)

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom873317

Agreed... there is a big difference between saying "____ should be accepted" and "Why isn't ____ accepted?"

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/qoviv

I always thought having a system of plus/minus (thumbs up/thumbs down) doesn't help at all because people can never agree on using it correctly, and there's also people who go comment by comment spamming one of the functions. At least in every site I've seen this being implemented it causes total wreckage unless you pay no mind to it.

Just a "thumbs up" button has always been a better choice, honestly.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Metlieb

From my point of view it works quite well in most cases on Duolingo because comments without any relevant content get out of sight quite quick. What just annoys me most is exactly the same gabe81 said: When people downvote your question/comment instead of telling you that you are wrong and explaining why. But this is just a minority and I for my part make good use of the +/- system.

December 15, 2015
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