What’s your upvote/downvote policy? by QuestionGuy March 21, 2022, 4:01 pm What’s your upvote/downvote policy? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMepolicyQuestion and AnswerupvotedownvoteWhats See more Previous article TIL that sometime in late February 2021 Citizen Kane lost it’s 100% Fresh rating after an 80-year-old negative review was added to Rotten Tomatoes Next article I came home and found that my wife has been on Ebay the whole day. 28 Comments Leave a Reply I give out upvotes like I’m oprah Log in to Reply Upvote: If I really agree with the comment, enjoy the comment, or the comment somehow made me feel positively. Nothing: Most circumstances, as in just kind of agreeing with the comment, general neutrality, not thinking much of anything, slightly disagreeing with the comment, etc. Downvote: Misinformation, really disagreeing with the comment, or the comment somehow made me feel negatively. Also, blatant hate, racism, homophobia or transphobia, bigotry, etc. Log in to Reply Upvote good, downvote bad Log in to Reply I’ll only downvote someone who is being actively hostile or trolling. I upvote comments I agree with or find entertaining. Log in to Reply I try and upvote any post I like, or that I believe will at least contribute to a good conversation. I pretty much only downvote bigotry, ignorance, trolling, and bullying. Log in to Reply If I chuckle or breathe out my nose in a chuckling manner, that’s enough vote. Log in to Reply Generally upvote anything that adds to the conversation. However, if a top comment is good, but outclassed by lower comments that I think should be seen then I’ll downvote it. Log in to Reply Upvote quality content. Avoid downvoting. Log in to Reply I upvote all threads where I comment and where the question is interesting, funny or original. I downvote every single video game related question because I hate gamers and their bullshit and all leading questions that are just disguised rants. Log in to Reply I generally don’t like to be the first person to downvote something, so I’ll only downvote a post that’s already at 0 or -1 Log in to Reply Whichever I accidentally hit while scrolling with my big fat banana thumbs Log in to Reply sometimes i go into posts i like and just upvote basically every comment Log in to Reply Anybody who complains about getting downvotes automatically gets an additional downvote from me. Log in to Reply I seek out those with low comment karma and upvote them. Log in to Reply Neither. Reddit logs your votes. I’m fully expecting that people I know will someday tell me they’ve been watching me on reddit for years. Log in to Reply It all boils down to whether or not I am entertained. It’s pretty simple. Log in to Reply I upvote all posts I comment on except unless I strongly disagree with the post. Log in to Reply Upvote what adds to the discussion. Downvote gratuitous comments and non sequiturs. Log in to Reply Upvote: posts that fit the sub and relevant comments. Downvote: posts that don’t fit the sub and posts/comments that are irrelevant to the post or are offensive. Log in to Reply I try to upvote everyone that replies to me. I don’t upvote hostile or nonsensical replies unless it’s funny enough to overcome those hurdles. Log in to Reply I try not to downvote anything unless it’s blatantly offensive or misinformation. I hand out upvotes like candy though Log in to Reply Upvote if: Funny I agree with it Thought provoking Already has a lot of upvotes Downvoted too much (just feel bad) If it’s the first reply and I upvoted the original comment If it’s posted by OP Downvote: If I disagree, Homophobic, Unfunny, Racist, Backs up Nestlé, Backs up Russia Over use of slurs Breaking a chain Log in to Reply I’m a super generous upvoter, I pretty much upvote anything I agree with, that’s funny, that teaches me something new, that’s helpful etc. ​ I don’t downvote too often. I wouldn’t downvote someone just because I disagreed with their opinion, unless their opinion is very offensive or they are clearly trolling. I hate seeing people get downvoted on a thread about what movie do you love etc. Like it’s a harmless opinion, come on! Log in to Reply I upvote things for visibility, because they’re neat, they made me laugh, cute animals, news regardless of whether I agree with the headline or not because information is what the internet is for… also tons of art and music. I rarely downvote. It’s reserved in my mind for people who are openly insulting towards users, say or do bigoted things, promote baseless conspiracies, hate speech in general, say misogynistic stuff, or promote violence against animals (like, throwing snowballs at cats). I rarely give out downvotes, but give out literally thousands of upvotes. I’ll always downvote Russian disinformation and trolls too. Stop trying to sway public opinion. Log in to Reply I upvote anything that is funny. This is why so many bad jokes make it to the top. Log in to Reply Upvote – Any positive emotional response. Downvote – low effort trolling, Ads, bots, not appropriate for the sub (either breaks rules or r/lostredditors material), or I feel like they’re just being a dick for no reason. Log in to Reply upvote if i laugh or agree, or even find it interesting, nothing if i don’t really care, downvote if it’s bigoted or just plain incorrect Log in to Reply Upvote trolls always Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.