Comment 51783

By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted November 17, 2010 at 15:38:35

I have to say, I'm disgusted by the display of behavior towards Turbo. I don't know the guy, so I don't have any sort of bias.

As I was reading through Ryan's article, I felt pleased that something was going to be done to address the obvious abuse of the voting system here at RTH. I really thought Ryan was writing the article to encourage people to look at a person's post and vote according to it's relevance and merit. The irony that people are down voting polite, thoughtful, well intentioned posts, on this of all threads is immense.

Ryan, using the very definition of troll that you provide, those who have down voted the well intentioned posts here are trolls. I'm infuriated by their actions. I probably shouldn't be, but I'm really really bothered by it. Enough to the point that I'm thinking that this RTH thing isn't nearly what I thought it was. I was excited to find RTH about a month or so ago. Now I'm really disappointed and frustrated.

I believe that you should take a page from Garth Turner's blog. Check out the comments on his bog. He will allow the posting of just about anything on his comments section. Even if someone flat out calls Garth an idiot.

I think that upvotes should be given as a default. The only time a downvote should be given is if someone is being offensive to someone, if the comment is spam, or if the comment is completely irrelevant to the discussion. If someone is found guilty of voting otherwise, they should be warned not to. If the same person continues to abuse the voting system, they get banned.

I think that the discussion of various viewpoints should be encouraged. The majority of people on here seem to think that if someone doesn't agree with them, they are a troll.

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