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    ANONYMOUS VOTING VS NOT ANONYMOUS VOTING ...

    created by animal lover 9 days 5 hours 32 minutes ago

    Category: Politics

    ANONYMOUS VOTING VS NOT ANONYMOUS VOTING ...

    Hey Everyone,

    How are you today ?

    What if CNET voting was not anonymous ?

    Do you think it would create issues ?

    Do you think you would vote differently ?

    I enjoy the anonymous vote. It makes me spend less time trying to please particular people. Instead I just focus on the masses and make content that can be liked by a majority.

    I also think if I knew who was voting for me I would have more bias. I would always work to vote for those who vote for me. Unlike now where my voting is random and I try not to give my votes to the same people each week.

    What are your thoughts ?

    Julia

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    I’m fine.
    If CNET voting was anonymous I think it would be better.

    I don’t think it would create any issues.

    I do think I would vote differently because it would be less controversial. Some people can’t take opinions and feel they need to voice and debate with your decision.

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    Hi Julia,

    I like that CNET voting is anonymous. I think if it wasn't it would change the whole climate of the forums and voting. I also think that people vote based on forum topics and responses and that is what CNET is all about. It's a competition to win scholarships.

    I do really enjoy the people I've gotten to know here on CNET and look forward to reading their forums and responses. New people join everyday and I love the variety of perspectives, opinions and writing styles. Many of us create a forum and respond 4 times every day plus vote twice. i think that because we don't know who is voting for us we are open to everyone participating.

    Good Topic!
    -mtteacher(Becky)

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    @aprofit09, I disagree it would make issue because now people would know who is voting for them and who is not. It would make it a diffrent kind of popularity contest. It has to e open to all the ranks all the people.But your opinion is valid as well.

    Thanks for commenting

    Julia

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    @Becky , I agree it would change the climate of a open perspective. It would make people focus on getting individual votes vs pulling a crowd. I also think anonymous voting keeps me open to voting and posting on a variety of people.

    Awesome commentary !

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    Hey Julia,

    I wish voting was not anonymous because I think it would be cool to know who's consistently voting for you. I also would like to know so I could also return the favor and vote for them! I don't mind that it's anonymous and it's kinda fun that it always makes you wonder, but I think it would be nice to know at some point in time on the site.

    -Jess

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    Hi Julia,

    I like that it is anonymous. I would feel obligated to vote for someone who voted for me, and if you think about it, you can only vote 14 times in a week, so if you get more than 14 votes a week (and I believe you probably can't win on that number of votes) then someone will have voted for you that you didn't vote for, and that creates an "obligation" to vote for them next week when you may have voted for someone else that fits your vote criteria better. Not sure if I am saying this clearly, but I totally agree with Becky that it would change the whole climate of Cnet, and I like it the way it is as far as the voting and posting goes. I have always thought it would be nice to know the formula of the weighting of the votes because some votes carry more weight than others, but then if we knew that the culture of Cnet would probably also change.

    Just my two cents worth...... Have a good one!

    Kasey

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    Hey Julia,

    I have wondered this as well and voting has always been anonymous since I joined or that I remember back in 2013.

    I think it would change things and would have to agree with others that part of me would feel obligated to vote for people who voted for me and you can only vote 2 times a day. There are days I receive more than 2 votes.

    I also feel newbies would have a harder time getting votes at all if people were to lean towards voting for people that only vote for them.

    There are times that I would like to know but I do feel it's best I don't know. I wouldn't want it to alter how I vote. But I will add I do find myself voting for a lot of the same people every but sometimes I know I don't vote for a certain one week since on Weds, I can still see the option to do so.


    Hope you have a great day!

    -Raeanna

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    Hi animal lover,

    I like that voting is anonymous. It takes the pressure from getting votes from certain people or reciprocating votes you've received. As mentioned before, it also gives new members a chance to win. It's best that the focus be on the content and not who wrote it. I try to mix up how I choose posts to increase the odds for different people. I have noticed that some votes carry more weight than others...probably has something to do with how long a person has been a member? I'd rather focus on putting my best stuff out there and not the algorithm--it eventually pays off.

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    what's up fam?!

    I think that if voting was not anonymous, people would just vote for the people that vote for them. The founders of this site would right for implementing it this way.

    Great post fam!

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    Hi Julia,

    I think that the anonymous voting is a good idea. While it would be interesting to see the results of non-anonymous I don't think it would be a good decision. The anonymity protects the privacy of the voter and their ability to cast their own vote without pressure from others.