Why won't Woot let me vote honestly?
So, this morning I pop on deals.woot so I can browse some MP3 players for my kids, and in that search I find a post from an advertiser which isn't a deal at all, but a spammy link. So I go to down vote it, and I get this pop-up:
"Geez, why so negative? You have to vote up more before you can vote down."
Don't get me wrong, I like the philosophy of doing good, but I shouldn't be forced to up vote for things in order to down vote. The reason that I up vote deals is because I see the and value them as a good deal. And the reason I down vote things is because I genuinely see them as being bad deals. If I've been on a streak of down votes, it's because there are legitimately things that I don't think deserve an up vote.
It's great that Woot has given me this fantastic tool, but if you're going to give it to me, then let me use it responsibly. Don't monitor my usage of it, don't treat me like a child incapable of using good judgement, and don't badger me into up voting for karma's sake.