No one wants to lose the downvote button. If you want to submit a caption without a downvote button go to 9Gag and have a blast. Half the fun is seeing how other people like/dislike your comment. With that said, I think we could stop chronic downvoting syndrome by making it a tiny bit less anonymous as to who is downvoting what. People sometimes hate on downvoters because they feel targeted and like their comment deserved more, but in all honesty there are shitty captions that dont deserve upvotes. So if we could Look at each caption and there could be a link saying "'so and so' downoted this caption" i think that it could solve a lot of the anonymity issue with downvoters. With less anonymity they would lose confidence in their will to downvote. Another solution would be to have a bar next to that person's submitted caption that shows a ratio of how many captions they liked vs disliked on that picture. Just some ideas to play around with, imgur. love you all and i don't want to see the dislike button removed!
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