Down With Downvotes Weekend Dec 8-10, a campaign by fun loving memers

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27 ups, 5 replies
WHO THE HELL KEEPS DOWNVOTING ALL MY MEMES | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
I'm waiting for those that will start complaining that by taking away downvotes, you're trying to take away the troll's freedom of expression!!! LOL
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19 ups, 1 reply
ALLRIGHTY THEN | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Hell yeah...beer me :)
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14 ups, 3 replies
HAVE SOME OF THIS | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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14 ups, 2 replies
LOL | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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LIQUOR MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER BUT IT'S WORTH A SHOT | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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12 ups, 1 reply
:) | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Lol
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10 Guy Meme | PEOPLE SAID I SHOULDN'T SMOKE MARIJUANA I CAN'T REMEMBER WHY | image tagged in memes,10 guy | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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13 ups, 1 reply
Lol
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i love Pot luck :-)
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2 ups, 1 reply
Boi... thnx
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17 ups, 1 reply
lol
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20 ups, 1 reply
Then they go this way...LOL
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16 ups, 2 replies
This is how I'd respond. LOL :)
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And it was at this moment, this loony toons guy knew, he squanched up
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no he means mankind which means humans lol
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i.imgflip.com/20oixa.jpg (click to show)
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10 ups
LOL
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Sword
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17 ups, 1 reply
Take away the power of the trolls...Down with downvotes!!!
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15 ups, 1 reply
lol
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3 ups
Down with downvotes on memes, only on comments thanks!
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14 ups, 1 reply
i.imgflip.com/20no3f.jpg (click to show)
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6 ups, 1 reply
Does need a rethink as my submissions get more upvotes as comments
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6 ups, 1 reply
It is weird sometimes. Maybe it just works better within the context. :)
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6 ups, 2 replies
That’s true actually. Most of people miss joining with comments is a way of getting to know each other and meme comments is how people get to the leader board
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Yep, I've seen a case where a user had 6 submissions, 3 of them complaining about not getting upvotes, with ZERO comments on other people's memes. Talk about the gimme generation!
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15 ups, 1 reply
:)
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13 ups
I think the downvote removal would lead to accounts being deleted.... by trolls.
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10 ups, 2 replies
We can rat out trolls, this way!
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7 ups
But I doubt the mods will ever go for that.
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:)
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i.imgflip.com/205zet.gif (click to show)
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10 ups, 2 replies
And when I do downvote, it was a misclick. Upvote incoming!
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9 ups, 1 reply
My sentiments exactly.
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8 ups, 1 reply
Yup. I never down vote a submission that I don't care for. . I just keep scrolling.On the other hand I do down vote comments if someone is acting like a dick.
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3 ups
It's why Facebook doesn't let you Dislike a post. It's just toxic for everyone.
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5 ups, 1 reply
You can't be getting THAT many.
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2 ups
It is not the points. It is what the downvotes can do to you. My newly featured memes are being send back to submission by systematic mass downvoting all from one guy.
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9 ups, 1 reply
Too many people have been leaving because of trolls... the casualties of this war must stop now!
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:)
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5 ups
Hahaha
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8 ups, 3 replies
While I agree the downvote button has been abused, taking it away will only add fuel to the fire. The trolls will find other means to troll, like spamming the sight, for example. I've used the downvote button on trolls, but not you guys. I just think taking it away is going to cause more problems than it solves.
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5 ups
I remember the Ted Cruz guy on here... he was something else!
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6 ups, 1 reply
Trolls might find a way it just doesn't mean we should not change things.
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3 ups, 1 reply
But we're reviving our only line of defense. Spamming trolls does nothing. I can't think of anything else besides downvotes that we can use against trolls.
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3 ups, 2 replies
Problem is downvotes can be used against us too.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Disable meme downvotes and keep comment downvotes maybe?
Or the downvote would put the user on a 'watchlist', and the user's actions would be registered and evaluated by one or more trusty people.
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2 ups
That's what we are going for with the petition. imgflip.com/i/20psft
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0 ups
That's literally the gun control argument. I can bet you that more people use the downvote button for good than evil.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Back when upvotes and downvotes were listed right next to the image, there was a reason for dv button to exist. Now the primary reason that it's used is to troll. There isn't a need for a dv button if it's not going to be publicly tracked anymore. The flag button exists for inappropriate material and TOS violations, so right now it's just an easy weapon in a trolls arsenal with little to no legitimate use outside of that. Time to finish what you started imgflip, and take the button away permanently
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2 ups
You should turn that into a meme for Down with Downvotes Weekend. :)
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5 ups, 1 reply
oh the irony!!!
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2 ups, 1 reply
That doesn't mean they can't still do damage
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;)
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i.imgflip.com/1zk4z4.jpg (click to show)
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i.imgflip.com/1zi1me.gif (click to show)
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6 ups, 3 replies
its simple science really
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7 ups, 2 replies
We should make our own meme site. LOL
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3 ups
Yeah, just disable the downvote button. Trolls would click it, but it would have no effect.
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3 ups, 1 reply
I couldn't resist :D
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3 ups
lol
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6 ups, 1 reply
Nice!
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5 ups
thanks, its a simple plan. But i bet it would work.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Nice, I like that idea a lot.
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3 ups
thanks, i will try and get the mods to listen
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3 ups
No one is against that.
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5 ups, 1 reply
The problem with removing downvotes is that memes that are legitimately not funny will get to the front page uncontested.
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4 ups, 1 reply
That won't happen. The good & funny memes will get more votes and they'll still make it to the front page. Many users just ignore the bad memes and upvote the good ones as it currently is.
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I just realized that whenever you commented I never got a notification. Weird.

Now in response, I meant like really bad memes or memes that break the laws of human ethics but aren't nessesarily reportable, like somebody posting their beleifs in a very rude way.
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https://i.imgflip.com/20nv4z.jpg
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5 ups
This one time the cavalry needs to lose. ;)
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4 ups, 1 reply
Downvotes are just a "weaponized" means of failing to appreciate the meme. You can comment your disdain easily enough.

If you wish to maintain the downvote, then it should not subtract from points earned or the status.

My two cents - Upvotes and simply abstaining from upvoting are enough. One's dislike shouldn't cancel another's like.
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4 ups, 1 reply
"Upvotes and simply abstaining from upvoting are enough. One's dislike shouldn't cancel another's like."

Exactly! Well said!
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5 ups, 1 reply
They downvoted the "remove downvotes weekend" :C
i.imgflip.com/20pxeq.jpg (click to show)
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I would say to learn some self defense, but that won't happen if no one knows who the downvotes trolls are. If we remove anonymity on downvoters, we can keep the power that downvotes give us to keep terrible memes off the front page, while still being protected from trolls.
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:)
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Down with Downvotes!
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6 ups, 1 reply
I have to agree with what was stated previously, the trolls will just get more mean and abusive with their comments. But, it can't get much worse than it is now.
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8 ups, 1 reply
Which is why we should keep the downvote button for comments, but take it away from memes.
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5 ups, 1 reply
That makes sense as you can't comment anonymously, although these attention seekers, don't seem to care and have no shame! Is it true that comments are hidden if they get downvoted?
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6 ups, 2 replies
They're hidden only if downvoted sufficiently. Not sure what the ratio is.
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8 ups, 2 replies
i have been saying this from the first day i joined here.......

MAKE IT COST POINTS TO DOWNVOTE

Its a very simple system that will keep its self in check. people will only downvote on things that they really dont like and not just things that are not to their taste, and it will cut down on trolling very fast as the shitty little toss bags will have no points with out good memes, or a system of fake accounts that they use any way.....
but the effort of having to dick around so much to DV might just put a couple off.

But what do i know, i'm not a mod, just a user of the site.
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7 ups, 1 reply
You should email the mods about it.
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4 ups
should cover it....

and i think i will email them.
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5 ups, 2 replies
One flaw though, the top memers with many points can become the biggest trolls of them all :D
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4 ups
Just use a separate point tally for that and give everyone equal points. Simples. :)
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5 ups
so basically the same as how it already is.... ;D
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2 ups, 1 reply
I heard that if u get 2 more downs than you have upvotes...then you're - back to submission.
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4 ups, 1 reply
If that is the case then it is just making it all too easy for trolls!
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2 ups
Agreed.
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5 ups, 1 reply
It is only for things that are ALREADY TOS. If I ever downvoted a meme or comment of yurz...U don't have a problem with ME....you got a problem with U. (AND For the record - never towards this User/OP).
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You're very welcome.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I've been lurking here for several years, post a meme every now and then, but mostly comment. I can remember back when the upvotes and the downvotes were listed on the page by every meme. Then there was a big to do when that tracker was removed, people were afraid that upvotes wouldn't matter as much; crappy memes would make it to the front page instead of the good ones. Now the same arguments are being made against removing the downvote button altogether.

Since we no longer see the number of downvotes, the downvote button has lost it's primary purpose. Now memes magically disappear without a warning or notice. We already have a flag button for inappropriate memes/comments or TOS violations. We don't need another button that can be easily abused to attack other users.

Anyway, just my $.02
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3 ups
Very good points my friend. I know I said it before but you should definitely meme about this!
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5 ups, 1 reply
The amount of trolls in the world are too damn high
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7 ups, 1 reply
Agreed.
i.imgflip.com/1p0hz1.gif (click to show)
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I upvoted this meme
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4 ups, 1 reply
The Downvote Fairy is back
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Because part of freedom of expression means being able to downvote shitty memes.
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0 ups
How is it freedom of expression to not let anyone voice their opinion on the quality of a meme? I know this meme is 4 months old, but just saying.
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Since the submission process happens as a literal thing I find this very ironic.
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Welcome. Or welcome back. O, New user.

Indeed thingz being beaten back to submission by seemingly "popular" opinion, is quite ironic.

Particularly when you mix in the clone-alt armies etc.. Russian Troll Farmz be busytin' - wit bumpacropz - but way too few DANK MEMEZ.

Let us help you get to meme comment. You get a point for every upvote you make. Any memes you make will allow people to upvote and comment in your favor.

Perhaps disabling that for downvotes...or subtracting pointz etc.. A flag that shows mods who and how many DV's fools be handin' out, might help regulate anti-user abuse in other wayz, too.
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0 ups
Having the slider back would be nice, but an entire removal of downvotes?
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Why else would they allow Imgflip to descend into the repetitive anti-Hillary, pro-Trump morass it became right after the election?
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So if the mods thought about shit exactly like you do and then helped pushed that agenda you would be all happy with the site? Since a lot of people don't think the way you do and the mods won't penalize them then boo on the mods? Maybe they expect people to be able to handle themselves without a parental figure making the world conform to them..
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0 ups
But it's clearly not like that here...
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i.imgflip.com/20p896
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3 ups, 1 reply
Link is broken.
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2 ups, 1 reply
i am no good at putting up links, my bad
imgflip.com/gif/20p896
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3 ups, 1 reply
Cool
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2 ups
thanks :D
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4 ups, 1 reply
same way it's fun to up vote ur own crap I'd guess
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you cant upvote your own stuff
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