-45 votes

Do TROLLS just visit and selectively downvote all day?

...as I peruse old stuff, responses etc., to continue threads - I see all these mere (-1)'s; I re-read my posts, I know when I'm abrasive or blunt; but I also know when I'm in no way deserved of a down-vote on a great many things!

(-2) or (-6)'s I get it, I know when I aggravate or pick a fight...but normally, my stuff is usually pretty positive or of benefit; thought-provoking in this community...

I call deliberate sabotage; to discredit my words specifically - it's a billboard; kind of a message that reads "pass by this post, it's no good" ... downvotes with NO refutations/reasons really irritate me, so I suspect trolls...

Anyone else experiencing the same?

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Either 7 or 8 I think

my rating score is hitting the pits though because I keep coming back to this crazy post and typing on it lol :)

The up/down vote is used to...

to promote group think. It's like being in high school and succumbing to peer pressure in order to be one of the "cool" kids. It's the same at DP, peer pressure is used as a coercive tool that promotes conformity. I'm suprised that libertarians don't want to have a discussion about the possibility that the up/down vote can be used to stifle libertarian thought and speech.

I've noticed a pattern with regard to the use of down voting in particular. If I point out what I consider to be irrational aspects of anarchism, the result is almost all down votes, all the time, with few exceptions. This is ironic considering anarchists pride themselves on being "free" thinkers who dislike coercion and conformity.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

high humor!

oh how playfully clever DP'rs can get!

Down Voting is contagious!

I just did it. I wanted to see if I could make some comments collapse. Sorry friends, I couldn't help myself. :)

It could happen to you. It's happened to me.


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Down Voted

{ I live under a bridge !!! }

You cannot downvote this :


Haha I have wrung rings around you logically :)

I have a theory that too many false downvotes

will collapse this whole thread :) just like fiat currency.


at the massive downvoting

I have not had any comment down voted

and I don't want to start now.

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uh huh lol

and it wasn't by me

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

look now

I countered with an up vote. lol

You up-voted?

Really? What are you, some kind of anti-troll?

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

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but it was TOO late

i looked and it was gone,gone,gone :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

bump ....and downvote me please

I want to see what happens to this post.

something is going on and I don't think it's just 'trolls'

anyone brave enough to join me?

What do ya know, the trolls

What do ya know, the trolls were not attracted like flies to this topic. haha
Downvoting means you disagree with that statement. haha

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

It's a down vote REVOLT!

LOL ))))

At least 15 DPers have a good sense of humor.

Lololol. (Self downvote)

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LOL this thread is imploding ))

just scroll down and look...LOL

I have the same problem.

Everything I say is really super but the TROLLS just keep pushing me down.

Every Comment Here

is downvoted or left blank. WTH?


The key is to ignore them.

The key is to ignore them. The voting is pretty meaningless for the most part anyway don't let it bother you just stay true to yourself and who cares about a few down votes on a post or if trolls want to play games down voting every post with a -1. They got a reaction out of you that is what they were looking for. Honestly I rarely look at the votes because I just don't care...

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one down vote??

get on you slackers :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

It appears that every comment this post has been down voted

I would like to see a voting record when I check out member. This option could be available only to paid members. Which reminds me now that I'm working again it's time to gladly up my subscription level

I usually check out member profiles only when I suspect them of trolling

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

I've been watching this post and I think it's hilarious

everything is getting down voted

down vote me please)



+1 for you.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox


I think usually a down-vote w/o comment comes from someone with some kind of vested interest that knows their position on the issue is not the right one.

So yeah I'd have to say they are probably trolls.

a down-vote, with NO debate is...

...a slap-and-run...

My neo-con buddy does it to me all the time; once you stick that spade in the ground to turn the soil so you can plant a GOOD seed for liberty, they find it easier to run than think...

I think you should've...

used the plural form of neo-con because it's obvious there are quite a few neo-cons trying to slip their fascist ideas in under the guise of libertarianism.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)