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[–]zyxzevn 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (10 children)

But how do we prevent comments that are forum-sliding or meant to stir emotions?

And some people will keep on spamming that all moon-landings or all shootings were a hoax. How do we bring that back to normal discussions?

Solution? - such replies could be marked with a "funny" or "alternative" flag to show that it is not the main goal of the sub or post.

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

Moderators can crack down on those things if they choose to do so, that's still within the bounds of what's allowed.

Deciding what's an acceptable narrative and what isn't, is the purpose of the voting system, so I don't think we need an additional flagging system. I appreciate the ideas though.

[–]Ian 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

Deciding what's an acceptable narrative and what isn't, is the purpose of the voting system,

wait wat

I thought an up and down votes on reddit was used to make users adhere to the group narrative or be banished to [HIDDEN] while the insightful/funny was specifically designed to avoid group narratives?

[–]bobbobbybob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

We can vote up., not down. That still allows things to rise to the top, just not get pushed under and drowned.

[–]Ian 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

A popularity contest is quite different from ideological censorship.

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

I'm emo though, and not popular.

[–]RatMan29 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

The reddit downvote is a helpful mechanism we ought to have. At least under RES each reader can decide for himself whether, and at what vote total, unpopular comments should be hidden, so it's not comparable to deletion.

[–]bobbobbybob 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

ok fuck off back to reddit.

The downvote is a tool of marxist cancel culture

[–]Wrang1er 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Whats the upvote then?

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

sunshine and fucking unicorns, that's what

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

Yeah that's also true. But it's true the number of votes something gets determines how high it is on the front page or the comments page, that's all I meant