Things that are bad and we don’t like oftentimes are the exact same to users.
As it is now, the upvoting is superior in position compared to both downvotes and filtering, even with favorites left out.
Seems like the sensitive artists finally got what they wanted. Numbers and colors were too much for them, causing them to feel shamed on the site. Fortunately the White Knights of the Derpibooru came to the rescue! The Knights locked away the Neigh button, and gave its formal place to the number of Faves. While the Neigh button is still alive, it is now a grain of sand in the beach.We live in a community of pansies and trolls. Tis a sad day for justice.
Listen, here’s how it is, down straight.Someone suggested we add fave numbers to thummbnails, because faves are meant to be more important than votes. So we add that. Problem, popular images suddenly fit without needing two lines, which breaks site formatting.Solution, look at the least used element in the thumbnail header, and take it out. That’s downvotes. Downvotes are a hardly used site feature, and are generally used either to vote bomb troll posts, “shitty art”, or used by people that don’t want to filter images.We have data. No, we aren’t going to give you that data because it would be a pain in the ass to extract it, make it readable and presentable. We know how downvotes are used. You can call it subjective or made up or whatever you want. I know you don’t give a damn about what I or any other mod says, you made that clear months ago.Anyways, we value showing fave numbers more than we value the small number of times a user needs to downvote an image because it’s legitimately bad rather than because it’s a fetish, theme, artist or character they don’t like.If people think being able to upvote from the thumbnail is unfair, they’re welcome to go to the features and suggestion thread and present an argument there.
Guys, you are doing it ABSOLUTELY WRONG!Instead of disabling downvoting on thumbnails, you should display both upvotes and downvotes. Instead of telling artists, “Nobody dislikes your art”, you should tell, “Lots of people like your art”.I hate with passion those stupid pricks who downvote based on fetishes. Art with weird fetishes receives so many downvotes that both score numbers and sorting by score becomes pointless.But with your solution, instead of giving more information, you just receive less. I don’t see how it improves the website. Maybe it looks better for a few silly artists who worry about downvotes too much, but on the whole, it does more harm than good.
Next time a move like this is made, I would like some sort of forewarning to be given on the front page–somewhere where people like me who usually do things other than bum around the forums all day are likely to happen upon it.
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