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[–]wizzwizz4[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Related: By default, when you post something it's marked as "insightful" as a self-vote. I don't think Saidit should auto-vote for you, because you might be posting a contentless joke. The "insightful" default reinforces the impression that insightful=good-and-wise and funny=laughing-at-you.

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

That may be a language feature of the software (if that's what it's called) itself. The creators' intent was for there to be no downvotes, and they are not tabulated as downvotes in terms of ranking.

I like saidit a lot, and I think this feature of no downvotes is really cool and contributes to a more community-feeling culture.

Maybe /u/magnora7 can elucidate.

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

Yes this is intended behavior, and we enabled the ability to change your own votes for any post however you like, just yesterday. So I consider this issue solved.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, but you can change your own votes to anything you like after it's posted. We enabled this yesterday. So this issue is solved, just vote how you want it to look. This is intended behavior.

because you might be posting a contentless joke.

We encourage insightful content more than funny content. But again, you can change the votes to whatever you like after posting. The default for 90% of people will be insightful though, which is why it defaults to that.

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

Are you referring to the one bit of text in user preferences that says this:

make my votes public (let everyone see /user/magnora7/upvoted and /user/magnora7/downvoted)

I will fix that this afternoon, thanks.

edit: Fixed

[–]wizzwizz4[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There were a few other references to it, but those are also fixed now.

[–]RavAshi 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

Saidit has really serious branding issues.

[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Except it really doesn't. It has a few leftover minor branding issues. We've fixed like a thousand branding issues from the code we inherited, and just because there are like 2 left over, doesn't mean we have "really serious" branding issues.

[–]wizzwizz4[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Gold still calls itself "Reddit Gold".

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Where? I can't fix it unless I know where this link and text is that you're talking about.

[–]wizzwizz4[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

User -> give gold, but probably other places too.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks