Update to Edhat's Comment Voting
By edhat staff
Hello readers! We have a new announcement regarding our comment voting and policies.
Some of you have written to us sharing your feedback on downvoting of comments. We listened and we've made some adjustments.
When we relaunched edhat's new website we decided to give our paid subscribers the power to self-moderate comments. It gave our edhat nanny a little break and allowed users to decide what was helpful on the comment board and what violated our policies. When a comment received a number of downvotes, the nanny was alerted and the comment was temporarily removed until the nanny could review it.
Unfortunately, a small number of users took advantage of this and downvoted comments that did not violate our policies. We have now amended this so the comment is posted live until edhat nanny can review it.
Paid edhat readers can still use the flag function at any time to alert the edhat nanny to a comment they feel violate our comment policies. The downvote function will now currently serve as a simple dislike or disagree button.
We've also added that any comments mentioning downvotes and asking "who downvoted this?" and "why was this downvoted?" will be deleted. It's shocking, but sometimes people disagree... even on the internet. Don't take the downvote personally.
For reference, all of our comment policies are listed here. Any comments or questions about these policies or if you wonder why a comment was deleted, review these rules. You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions.