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Creator: throatslasher October 24, 2012 9:12am
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Why does it stop at 20? Why can't it be infinite? I think it would really address some of the frustration of guide authors. Most everyone complains that once they hit like 20 upvotes, their guide immediately gets a torrent of downvotes without comments, which we call 'trollvotes'. Why exactly does it stop at 20?
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The official answer I got is that it inflates the number of up-votes because down-voters are generally too lazy to even write a comment. Thus you would ALWAYS get more up-votes if Comment to vote was on infinitely.
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The official answer I got is that it inflates the number of up-votes because down-voters are generally too lazy to even write a comment. Thus you would ALWAYS get more up-votes if Comment to vote was on infinitely.

That's basically it.

Everyone gets afraid of down voting because it looks like I troll vote and then there's backlash. So, everyone just up votes and the scores get really inflated. It basically becomes impossible to bring bad guides down because the hivemind thinks, "20 upvotes? must be good. I'll upvote too."

This used to be the system we had and have somewhat recently moved to what we have now.
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Hmm. Interesting thought. Damn human nature. Damn it to hell. I guess I can't complain, Solomid had no comment voting. I wish just 10% of the people that viewed left comments and votes, it would really help guide writers out.
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I just wish that when comment to vote was off it would still ask you if you'd LIKE to leave a comment as well, as a bit of incentive that people can still choose not to follow.
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I just wish that when comment to vote was off it would still ask you if you'd LIKE to leave a comment as well, as a bit of incentive that people can still choose not to follow.

this is a great idea.
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I'm sure it'd already been said before, but maybe we should put it in the suggestions thread or whatever. XD
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Can't wait for C2V to be removed 8D
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What a hater, this jhoi dood.
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C2V is like the barriers in a bowling lane xD once you hit 20 votes, those barriers are gone and your guide needs to be good enough to keep getting up-votes.
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