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While I agree with @mayer that some people don’t deserve to have voting rights, I don’t like the idea of limiting votes before a certain threshold because some first-time/one time “askers” do like to vote and select answers. I know those people are not common, not as common as we would like, but they do exist and they shouldn’t be penalized because of some bad apples. By limiting them, they will never have an opportunity to “express themselves” via the voting system.
-That said, I do like the idea of '''limiting downvotes''' before a certain threshold as that will eliminate all of the haters and nuisance accounts. Downvoting should be an acquired privilege. This is something StackExchange does well; privileges are earned. The other thing I find bothersome is multiple downvotes per session. Mayer has been victim of this, as have I (and I’m certain many others as well). There is no need for this kind of power to be granted to users. After you’ve downvoted a particular user more than once, the system should flag or stop this and the downvoter should be encouraged to have the answer moderated by more experienced and level head mods that way when someone deserves multiple downvotes, it will be handled properly.
+That said, I do like the idea of '''limiting downvotes''' before a certain threshold as that will eliminate all of the haters and nuisance accounts. Downvoting should be an acquired privilege. This is something StackExchange does well; privileges are earned. The other thing I find bothersome is multiple downvotes per session. Mayer has been victim of this, as have I (and I’m certain many others as well). There is no need for this kind of power to be granted to users. After you’ve downvoted a particular user more than once, the system should flag or stop this and the downvoter should be encouraged to have the answer moderated by more experienced and level headed mods that way when someone deserves multiple downvotes, it will be handled properly.
What bothers me is that this has been discussed ad nauseam in the past in Meta yet nothing ever really happens. Why is that? There is only so much we, as mods can do and it would be a whole lot simpler if some automated protocols were put into place (talking to you @kristen :>). I don’t have any issues with giving my time to help others but when we chase our tails because of nuisance users, it doesn’t benefit anyone. Bullying, intimidation and vengeance is no longer tolerated in any social or professional situation, why do we accept it here?

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While I agree with @mayer that some people don’t deserve to have voting rights, I don’t like the idea of limiting votes before a certain threshold because some first-time/one time “askers” do like to vote and select answers. I know those people are not common, not as common as we would like, but they do exist and they shouldn’t be penalized because of some bad apples. By limiting them, they will never have an opportunity to “express themselves” via the voting system.
-That said, I do like the idea of '''limiting downvotes''' before a certain threshold as that will eliminate all of the haters and nuisance accounts. Downvoting should be an acquired privilege. This is something StackExchange does well; privileges are earned. The other thing I find bothersome is multiple downvotes per session. Mayer has been victim of this, as have I (and I’m certain many others as well). There is no need for this kind of power to be granted to users. After you’ve downvoted a particular user more than once, the system should flag or stop this and the user should be encouraged to have the answer moderated by more experienced and level head mods that way when someone deserves multiple downvotes, it will be handled properly.
+That said, I do like the idea of '''limiting downvotes''' before a certain threshold as that will eliminate all of the haters and nuisance accounts. Downvoting should be an acquired privilege. This is something StackExchange does well; privileges are earned. The other thing I find bothersome is multiple downvotes per session. Mayer has been victim of this, as have I (and I’m certain many others as well). There is no need for this kind of power to be granted to users. After you’ve downvoted a particular user more than once, the system should flag or stop this and the downvoter should be encouraged to have the answer moderated by more experienced and level head mods that way when someone deserves multiple downvotes, it will be handled properly.
What bothers me is that this has been discussed ad nauseam in the past in Meta yet nothing ever really happens. Why is that? There is only so much we, as mods can do and it would be a whole lot simpler if some automated protocols were put into place (talking to you @kristen :>). I don’t have any issues with giving my time to help others but when we chase our tails because of nuisance users, it doesn’t benefit anyone. Bullying, intimidation and vengeance is no longer tolerated in any social or professional situation, why do we accept it here?

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Original post by: Minho ,

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While I agree with @mayer that some people don’t deserve to have voting rights, I don’t like the idea of limiting votes before a certain threshold because some first-time/one time “askers” do like to vote and select answers. I know those people are not common, not as common as we would like, but they do exist and they shouldn’t be penalized because of some bad apples. By limiting them, they will never have an opportunity to “express themselves” via the voting system.

That said, I do like the idea of '''limiting downvotes''' before a certain threshold as that will eliminate all of the haters and nuisance accounts. Downvoting should be an acquired privilege. This is something StackExchange does well; privileges are earned. The other thing I find bothersome is multiple downvotes per session. Mayer has been victim of this, as have I (and I’m certain many others as well). There is no need for this kind of  power to be granted to users. After you’ve downvoted a particular user more than once, the system should flag or stop this and the user should be encouraged to have the answer moderated by more experienced and level head mods that way when someone deserves multiple downvotes, it will be handled properly.

What bothers me is that this has been discussed ad nauseam in the past in Meta yet nothing ever really happens. Why is that? There is only so much we, as mods can do and it would be a whole lot simpler if some automated protocols were put into place (talking to you @kristen :>). I don’t have any issues with giving my time to help others but when we chase our tails because of nuisance users, it doesn’t benefit anyone. Bullying, intimidation and vengeance is no longer tolerated in any social or professional situation, why do we accept it here?

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