Rethinking sending notifications on voting


  • Notifications are sent when users' posts are up/down-voted. While this looks like a cool feature, it seems more like the easiest way to build bad blood on a forum.

    If I receive a down-vote and I'm told who the culprit is, there's a tendency that I'll be looking for an opportunity to return the (dis)favor. I think voting should be an anonymous activity. If notifications have to be sent, it'd be better if they are as generic as posible. For example, instead of "user1 has down-voted your post", say, "your post has been down-voted".

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  • NodeBB

    Actually you get a notification only when someone ups or favourites your posts, you don't get a notification on downvote and unfavourite.


  • @baris

    Ok, that's good to know. It's just that the discussion at get notifications when someone up or downs your post #1184 didn't clarify that.

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