Topic: Kongregate /
People don't understand the comment rating system
The negative rating option on comments is there simply to allow people to self enforce spamming and offensive comments, but this is not what is it being used for.
I’ve noticed that more and more people are negative rating a comment simply because it is a different opinion then their own. These comments are not using foul language, harassing, insulting, or spam. They are simple different opinions which are perfectly acceptable to have as a comment.
I get that people may really like a game, but to try and hide all the comments who don’t think the game is amazing is just childish. It is worse that the comments get hidden as soon as they get to -2 which means a couple of people (or even the designers of a game) can hide comments quickly.
Kongregate either needs to enforce proper usage of the comment rating system or change the system to work as the following: Change the positve/negative options to agree/disagree and add a new button for Inappropriate (or something similar). This way all the people who feel they need to click the minus button when someone doesn’t love the game they do still can but without misusing the system. Posts won’t get hidden unless the Inappropriate button is pushed too many times.
Thanks for reading.