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kleinbl00  ·  1498 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who came up with the "hub" voting system? It's so cool!

Worthy of note: psychologically, criticism has five times the weight of praise. In other words, one downvote has the psychological impact of five upvotes. On Reddit they're weighted the same. I suspect upvotes are granted with much higher frequency than downvotes... but it does emphasize the outsized impact of a "disapproval button."