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DOWNVOTE WITH A COMMENT

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I just made a comment on a post of wich I strongly disagreed. I did not just wanted to downvote so I posted a reply. I think on a forum, which is supposed to be about discussion and dialog, an anonymous downvote is not enough. Please give feedback, what do you think?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
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I usually comment when I disagree. If someone writes something wrong it's not helpful for those trying to learn a language if you just downvote without correcting the statement. I save my downvotes for trolls, where I think I would just encourage their behaviour when I answer or feel it's a waste of time.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

That may raise lots of indignant voices in the discussion boards...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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there's a possibility this'd clutter up the forum too much, epsecially on controversial topics

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca
vonnelca
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Vedun, this seems a controversial topic, I have 3 downvotes, why?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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I believed you meant the immersion, this seems to be related to the general discussion. Well, vonnelca, you are certainly correct, but in real life some people don't want to go through the hassle of answering something. The same applies to upvotes though, are you upvoting because you agree with it, because you're bored, because it was written by your friend?

If feedback is always required, then we would have lots of short posts like, "No", "Yes", "I disagree", "I agree", and so on, which will just end up being deleted by moderators anyway.

Edit: Thanks Lenkvist for pointing out my mistake.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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She seems to be talking about a discussion comment, not about negative feedback on a sentence. Still an interesting idea though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca
vonnelca
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Indeed, and I am downvoted 3 times, I would like to know why, in real live you can not push a button and downvote someone, you have to give a reason.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Then you'd be after the people who downvoted you. It would just cause more unnecessary hate.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca
vonnelca
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I am not after any one, I just want to know their reason why they do not agree with me, because then, maybe, there is the possibillity of a discussion and I learn something. Only through discussion or in other words an exchange of thoughts, you are able learn from each other.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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Thank you for your efforts! Are you talking about the discussion in which you give reasons why that discussion is unsuitable for the forum? It might be better to stay away from the obviously offensive discussions as they are usually not created by people that stick around to have a conversation. That might also explain why you received negative votes. If you see another offensive discussion, try reporting it to abuse@duolingo.com Offensive comments may also be reported to one of the moderators as they are able to delete them. Thanks for helping to keep the discussion section clean!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arethusa

I usually leave a comment if I make an edit to a translation where the reason might not be clear to somebody whose native language isn't English, or where there might be some possibility of misunderstanding. If something is just a typo, or a minor correction, or a slightly better way of saying something that's generally correct, then I always give them a 'looks good' before I edit, and I seldom give a downvote unless their translation is definitely in error.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca
vonnelca
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I mean downvoting in discussion, there is already a thread(s) about downvoting in immersion.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Phobic
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If the discussion is about something controversial and the commenter seems very angry, I might be concerned about revenge downvoting. I doubt that sort of thing happens often, and I hardly ever downvote anyway (I'd rather comment without downvoting, or just leave it be), but I appreciate having the option even if I choose not to use it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sabisteb
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I no gave immersion a try and you can't give a comment, when you make correktions using the option "proof reading". So this is one source of edits without comment.

4 years ago