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Data Mining Reveals How The “Downvote” Leads To A Vicious Circle Of Negative Feedback


Data Mining Reveals How The "Down-Vote" Leads To A Vicious Circle Of Negative Feedback â The Physics arXiv Blog â Medium

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The evidence is that a contributor who is down-voted produces lower quality content in future that is valued even less by others on the network. What’s more, people are more likely to down-vote others after they have been down voted themselves. The result is a vicious spiral of increasingly negative behaviour that is exactly the opposite of the intended effect.

And yet downvotes are an effective way of removing spam and trolls from Reddit, Imgur, and Quora.

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