There's a real problem in the Homebrew section of users who just vindictively down-vote things, especially by users that they dislike because of some disagreement on the forums or such, and this really doesn't make their feedback on Homebrew useful in any way.
I'd like to propose some possible solutions to this:
- Do not count votes by users who have issued more down-votes than up-votes; i.e- if a user spends most of their time down-voting, don't count them.
- Force a user to post a comment when down-voting, this way they must give some indication of why they're down-voting. This will not only slow the rate at which they can down-vote, it will make it possible to identify and report clearly malicious down-votes. Ideally the comment should be tied to the vote, so if the comment is reported and taken down, then the vote will go with it.
- Do not count votes by users against anyone they have blocked on the forums, or which they have been involved in any kind of moderator action against, i.e- if a user is warned for arguing with someone on the forums, then any down-votes against the person they were arguing with should be eliminated.
Having someone down-vote all your homebrew as a vindictive action is not only childish, it's toxic, and needs to be stopped. But currently content creators have no idea who did it or why.
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