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    Reddit allows +1 or -1 votes.

    This results in Reddit being harder to write on, harder to get your opinion out there for others to see, because it cuts through the junk and only the best is most visible. If you want a place where you can ramble on, Facebook/Google and normal Internet forums are for you, but if you want to get an argument settled once and for all, you go to Reddit. Its often unpleasant to be so restricted that only popular things will be allowed, but isnt that what democracy is made of?

    Facebook/Google only allows Like/+1.

    In elections, people often vote against what they dislike by voting for something they dislike less. Does that ever happen in clicking of Like/+1 buttons, since there is no Dislike/-1 button?

    In elections, what if -1 was allowed? If a few million vote FOR and a few million vote AGAINST each candidate, or more likely more vote AGAINST than FOR, then a variety of options would open in who could possibly win. Who should win an election is certainly among those who get more FOR votes than AGAINST votes.

    So why should we be denied the right to vote AGAINST someone when thats exactly what happens, distorting the results?

    I call for a vote to change election processes from the Facebook/Google kind to Reddit kind, and anyone who does not like it can choose to only vote FOR, but dont tell others how to vote.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015  Permanent link
    Categories: facebook, vote, reddit
    Sent to project: Start your own revolution
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