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We've got some mods coming up to curb the abuse.

It has been an interesting process, watching the plus-minus voting since we launched the rankings display.

We launched it first on TechSideline.com (VT site), which has since displayed a *bit* of a problem with downvote abuse.

Then we launched it on TheSabre.com (Virginia site), which displayed more of an abusive downvote culture.

But when we launched RamNation.com and NetBuffs.com ... both sites have taken it to another level. There's a tremendous amount of downvote abuse on both sites. Yikes.

We think one thing that might be fostering it is the presence of an off-topic board on both sites, where politics are discussed (TechSideline.com and TheSabre.com have off-topic boards, but political discussion is not allowed). The presence of political discussion builds a lot of enmity and leads to stalking and abuse not just on the political boards, but on the sports boards as well.

Anyway ... we have been observing everything, and we have a couple of adjustments we're going to make to curb downvote abuse. And once we put those in place, we're going to circle back and wipe out votes where posters have been abusing each other. Yes, we can track that. When one poster casts 115 downvotes in one day, and 100 of them are on the same poster, we see that, and we'll fix it.

(In response to this post by Buffs4Ever)

Posted: 03/24/2016 at 10:08AM


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  I just gave you a couple of +1 votes to balance out -- WoodbadgeBuff 03/22/2016 9:44PM
  We've got some mods coming up to curb the abuse. -- SportsWar  03/24/2016 10:08AM
  Thank you, much appreciated ** -- Buffs4Ever 03/24/2016 4:54PM
  Voting Suggestion: Please Read -- WoodbadgeBuff 03/24/2016 11:00AM
  I gave you +1 on two separate posts, 1+1=2 -- WoodbadgeBuff 03/23/2016 1:18PM
  I understand. Thank you, :-) ** -- Buffs4Ever 03/23/2016 3:44PM