DownvotingSubmitted by Lao Tzua on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 15:23
I think the downvoting feature on the Daily Paul has had a net negative effect on the atmosphere here. In the past, if you wanted to be critical and felt it was necessary to counter someone's argument, you had to actually reply, which takes thought and effort. Now, people just anonymously and reflexively downvote. I feel like it has injected a bit of a mob-mentality here.
The "Farewell Daily Paul" posts are increasing, some from brand new members. Many of them mention a feeling of hostility here.
Has anyone else noticed this?