https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyaRexa

A question to moderators about up/downvoting.

I noticed that in the last few days, there is a large wave of downvoting at certain hours. However, lately some really helpful and not-spamming posts and comments got a downvote of exactly three minuses, in a short span of time (~1 hour). This is especially true for the Japanese forums, but happens elsewhere too.

And here is my question - can mods actually see who downvotes and upvotes posts? Can they remove undeserved (if they deem them so) downvotes or is it up to community to prevent those posts from disappearing?

It may be a coincidence, but it may be that there are the same three people going on downvoting sprees regularly. I don't have any screens on that issue, unfortunately, it's difficult to predict where and when it will exactly happen...

February 1, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

We have no way of knowing who upvotes or downvotes. There are some learners who seem to get a joy from this childish behavior which is one reason only one vote can be given per comment.

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyaRexa

Thank you for the very quick answer! That's too bad it's not possible to see, it is a bit much for it to be a coincidence. I agree, multiple downvotes given per one post would be horrible, a complete mess actually.

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicoNicoNerd

It's sad, really. I see tons of educational posts on the forum getting downvoted for no particular reason. I've seen it before. It's... not good, to say the least.

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dcarl1

I believe that once the e-mail verification takes place, some of this may slow down.

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyaRexa

I wish it would! I really feel for the mods right now, with all the trolling going on. The forums seemed much calmer when I joined. Speaking of trolling... I think this user made it his goal to input as many characters as possible. ( screen ) And others keep upvoting this stuff just to keep it on site.

February 1, 2018
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