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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagek-duolingo

what does a downvote/upvote do?

(just wondering)

May 20, 2020

17 Comments


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

With enough upvotes, you can get your post to the popular page, which is more mainstream and almost everyone can see it. With downvotes, this lowers the score. When the sum of the total upvotes and downvotes is equal to -5, your post is deleted from the public forum.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagek-duolingo

thanks for telling me!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagek-duolingo

why are people downvoting this?


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

Because humanity has no hope stares at doomsday button


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnimalLover1121

I honestly have no idea. I gave it an upvote though.


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

Sometimes when a question is asked and an answer given, the thread no longer has a purpose and can be removed. Downvoting is a way to do that. I don't agree that that's appropriate in this case. You're probably not the only one with this question.

Additional: It could also be that you posted the question in the French forum rather than the general forum and people don't like threads unrelated to French.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zara561916

Its basically likes and dislikes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnimalLover1121

Everyone is showing how to downvote. This post has had 5 downvotes. WHY?


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

It's like, Likes and Dislikes. If you like a comment than upvote it. If you don't like a comment than downvote it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/drakeh2

Upvotes show that the upvoter found what you said to be correct, amusing, or otherwise good. They don't really do anything besides make you feel happy that other people liked what you said.

Downvotes show that the downvoter considers what you said to be off-topic, incorrect, or otherwise not good for the Forum. If a post receives 5 downvotes, it will be hidden from the forum, though you can still find it with your followed list or a link to it.

Hope this helps! Happy learning!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AraAra.Gomen

5 lingots 4 you❤


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagek-duolingo

Thanks, i gave you one


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagek-duolingo

lingots for everyone!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zara561916

You are rlly nice!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YerBroskii-55

lingots for you too

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