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.
Re^2: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
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Oh well, it's been such a long time since I have had any such privilege I didn't realise that. Fair enough that that is the case, but it still doesn't excuse the fascistic hierarchical nature of the local power elite here.