42 months ago
To mitigate abuse, I'm removing downvoting on completed builds and build guides.
We see it fairly often - situations where someone will post their guide, and then will downvote all recent guide submissions in an effort to get theirs to rise to the top. It's bad enough on its own, but we've got a contest coming up soon where votes are tied in... and that would only exacerbate things.
Downvoting builds/guides is often a pseudo-anonymous method of aggression. Someone says something that makes another person mad, so they go and downvote everything that user has submitted. That happens more often on comments (which we're going to address in due time), but also happens on builds and guides too.
But what about "bad" builds or "bad" guides? What to do if there is no downvote to "put those builds/guides in their rightful place?" Well, if the build or guide is a troll, flat out incorrect, or spreading misinformation, then just report it and we'll deal with it. That's a better way to handle things than just downvoting.