Emergence wrote:We have tried to tweak the parameters of the system, but have found it to be unchangeable. So it's not
perfect, but in it's present state we still felt if useful to have as opposed to not. We can check how many (-) votes people issue so that is one way we ensure no one is spamming negative rep to be a troll.
I personally like to use it to call out anything of unique value, such as a lengthy, helpful, and well detailed answer to a question, a share of a nice find, or when someone has taken on an organizational/leadership role with a forum event or the wiki.
Yes I see most of you encouraging that behaviour alot which is very well founded, didn't know you could track whomever spams negative votes, that's good because that was something worrysome.
Better to uplift the helpful user than focus only degrading the conflictive one, they will be their own undoing