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[–]OneGoodLaw 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Just curious about your choice:
[the ancient up-down paradigm was nauseating]

I have always regarded voting as best a 2-dimensional affair:
* like vs dislike [the thought]
* bury vs promote [the post]
most people are not capable of separating 'agree' vs 'bury'

A post like this might be an example:
Fascism solves racism
You may agree or disagree (like+/-)
but the other question is whether the post was pointless. (bury +/-)

people usually regard what they like as what should be promoted.
But this is not always the case.

Posts about State killing is an example of where this goes wrong:

"Police/military kill multiple (innocent?) people."
The post merits being promoted,
but the core story is something few may "like"
[disagree this event should happen,
but it *merits being discussed]

Just curious as to how you settled on your choices.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, unfortunately the two end up becoming the same. Even on reddit the vote is supposed to denote the quality, but everyone uses it like an agree/disagree button. Having two upvote choices gives them an option instead of just another re-mapping up the up/down voting system.