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Re: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
in thread We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
The problem arises when people view a post which has already received 1 or several down-votes, and start reading it with the biased presupposition that it is wrong, even if the initial voters were incorrect in their appraisal. If there is going to be down-voting, then the current score a comment has ought to be invisible, otherwise it's just begging for the group mind to condemn it based on the initial first reactions rather than on it's merits when presented without that bias to each new voter.