Down With Downvotes Weekend Dec 8-10, a JBmemegeek, 1forpeace & isayisay campaign!

Down With Downvotes Weekend Dec 8-10, a JBmemegeek, 1forpeace & isayisay campaign!  | DOWNVOTES ARE NOTHING BUT THE WEAPON OF COWARDS AND TROLLS IT ONLY SERVES TO DRIVE GOOD MEMERS AWAY FROM THIS SITE LET US END IT ONCE AND FO | image tagged in memes,down with downvotes weekend,imgflip,imgflip users,imgflip unite,downvotes | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE THE RIGHT TAG | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
If you're making submissions for this campaign, please make sure that you use the right tag so that we can find you and upvote you.

Let us all upvote each other's submissions for this campaign so that the mods can hear us all loud and clear!!!

Please upvote this comment so that the info about the right tag to use remains in a prominent position. Thank you. :)
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18 ups, 1 reply
X All The Y Meme | REMOVE ALL THE DOWNVOTES | image tagged in memes,x all the y | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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12 ups, 1 reply
X All The Y Meme | MAKE THE MODS LISTEN | image tagged in memes,x all the y | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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13 ups, 1 reply
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Sometimes they listen...
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11 ups
Success Kid Meme | HOPING IT WILL BE THIS TIME | image tagged in memes,success kid | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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15 ups, 1 reply
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11 ups, 1 reply
ONLY UPVOTES | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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10 ups, 5 replies
If a meme gets downvoted enough, it'll be knocked back to submitted status. That has been used as a weapon by trolls, but it is also used by good people to downvote memes that attack and harass other users. Getting memes knocked back to submitted may very well have been the reason ninja2016, one of the most toxic people on this site, deleted his account. The downvote button has been abused by trolls, but we should keep it, because it's also used for good.
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8 ups, 1 reply
This is the reason I don't agree with getting rid of the downvote option. I especially don't think we should get rid of the downvote option for the comments. Usually when someone is trolling, the comments are the most vicious.

I think if you get rid of the downvote option anyone will be free to harass and abuse other users who just want to have some fun on here. And since the mods don't seem to do much in the way of stopping abusive users and don't seem to do anything about the abuse of multiple profiles, we as users need a way to combat the trolls. And the downvote option is the best option we have right now.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I think you're right about the Mods. Looks like they don't want to get their hands dirty at all, and decide to let us fend for ourselves.
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4 ups
For the most part, yes. Sometimes they do change things if enough users complain about it. But only if they think it'll be worth it.
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6 ups
I agree with Octavia and Spurs
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4 ups, 1 reply
Fair point but there is one advantage trolls have. They can do a mass downvote attack on you without ever revealing themselves. Even if you want to down vote them back you don't always know who they're.
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3 ups
That is true, but that's the price we have to pay for using this website. If people want to be jerks, you can't always stop them.
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1 up
Memes that harrass or attack users are breaking the Terms. That is what the flag is for. imgflip.com/terms I guess you could say the same thing about the flag, trolls abuse it and we need it. I'm all for modification of the system to minimize the ability to abuse the system.
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0 ups
I agree (and I also think it's classy that you put a meme comment in Latin).
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13 ups, 3 replies
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6 ups, 2 replies
Predictably this meme got down voted hard. lol
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2 ups, 1 reply
yea how do you know it's being downvoted???????
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2 ups, 1 reply
You can't tell exactly, but you can work it out by comparing the votes and creation times of those that is above it.

eg: If you have 5 votes for a newly featured submission and you see a meme that you you know to be at least 1 day old above you with only 3 votes, then you've definitely been downvoted.
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1 up
Also remember that their is always a delay in updating the ranks, so an hour later the ranking could be changed even if there is no change in the votes. :)
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2 ups
how do you know this?????
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4 ups
Just posting a meme or two will not work. We'll have to do some promotion by reaching out to people directly. :)
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10 ups, 3 replies
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9 ups
:)
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7 ups, 1 reply
:)
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4 ups
This promote meme is being down voted hard as predicted. We'll have to do some promotion by reaching out to people directly. :)
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8 ups, 1 reply
If you want your ultra happy fake environment where everyone's supportive of your fake life, and nobody's ever allowed to downvote you, then go to facebook. This is not that place.
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2 ups, 1 reply
We're simply asking that a option used solely for the purpose of hate and attack be taken away. That is a big difference from that of a "ultra happy fake environment". :)
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3 ups
Nope, it's the same thing. You want to suppress people's emotions that you don't want to have to deal with via your actions.
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1 up
You could only downvote trolls if you know who they're. Many are hiding in the shadows sniping good users with downvotes and never revealing themselves.
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8 ups, 2 replies
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7 ups, 2 replies
:)
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6 ups, 1 reply
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6 ups
Lol :)
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7 ups, 1 reply
Thanks! Now help us promote it! :-)
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7 ups
:)
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5 ups, 1 reply
Although I agree the downvote is abused, getting rid of it means that there won't be any way for users to downvote a comment that is uncalled for and trollish in nature. And the flagging feature is also abused on this site. Anyone who "hates" another user can flag their memes and ruin the other user's reputation on here even if they didn't do anything wrong. This happens a lot on political and religious memes that make crybabies diapers get twisted. If anything, the flagging feature should end, but in my opinion the downvote feature is fine as it is.

Back in 2015 they removed the downvote bar that literally showed every downvote the meme received. They did this to curb some of the trolling and at first seemed to work well, but as trolls go, they adapt and find other ways to troll.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Would you support a call for the removal of downvote on memes, but keep it for comments?
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3 ups
That sounds more logical to me, yes. I won't make any meme about it, but I'll support your effort and wish you good luck on it. The mods don't interact much on here.
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4 ups, 2 replies
I can't say I agree. While I don't agree with using the downvote wantonly, it should still be an option. Restricting the freedom of expression of said cowards and trolls is never worth restricting everyone else's freedom of expression. Otherwise you're just in a safespace echo chamber where no one is allowed to disagree.
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5 ups
...And if we take the downvote option away from the trolls and malcontents, they'll continue to troll with memes and comments... And then we'll want the downvote button back to fight them
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1 up
People can still disagree, simply but not upvoting.
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3 ups, 1 reply
While I believe that there is good reason in the argument to remove the downvote button, I also think that a downvote button is important for making a statement regarding memes that are rude, disrespectful or otherwise not wanted on the site. My opinion is that they should not remove it, but they should keep tabs on those who tend to use it more than others, to catch trolls or "downvote griefers" in the act.

Totally respect the cause though!
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3 ups
That is what the flagging option is for. :)
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2 ups
Clasical... Managed to tag it differently before reading this :D Nice initiative...
i.imgflip.com/20h7ll.jpg (click to show)
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3 ups
I say, I say, I like your memeing, but I am against anything limiting my expression. Somethings (like anything Anti-Trump) deserve downvoting to oblivion.
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3 ups, 1 reply
We'll give 'er a try. The mods can be stubborn. I already tried the downvote-limiting option. I think there are a lot of people on here who enjoy and want the concept. That said, I will contribute.
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2 ups, 2 replies
Did you ever here back from the mods at all?
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2 ups
No, but I never expected to. They're a secretive bunch of [email protected] I will find something to contribute later to the cause then link you to it.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Here's my (as of now first) contribution to 'down with downvotes' weekend: imgflip.com/i/20qupb
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2 ups
Thank you for that!
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1 up, 1 reply
https://imgflip.com/gif/20szth
For your approval. I'm submitting this this morning. As always at about three o'clock.
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0 ups
It's awesome!
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