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I don't understand the kids with their reddits

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Someone linked me on reddit (which was cool) and it got an irritating number of down votes (which was not). But after looking at it a couple times I realized the number of downvotes changes most times I reload the page. Does that make any sense? I kinda still don't get the kids and their geegaws and jimjams these days.

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Are the changes random or are they trending in a specific direction? Because if the number of downvotes is constantly increasing when you reload the page, that's probably an error in judgement rather than software.

But yeah, I don't understand reddit, stumbleupon, digg, et al. either. Back in the good old days, if you wanted to show someone a man's gaping anus you pointed them to goatse.cx, none of this fiddling around with things like http://metal-bird.on.nimp.org and suchlike.
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No, I griped to my friends about having 6 downvotes, then I went back to the page and there were 4. I was like, uh, someone changed their mind? Then noticed reloading shows 5, 4, 6, 7, 4 again, blah blah.

Seemed like an odd and obvious error for something as used as reddit, so I thought maybe there was just something going on there I didn't understand.

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Maybe it just averages? Does it show up votes too?

Honestly I have no idea.
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Clearly it loves the number 4, but also showing the downvotes increasing.

And like a maiden in a victorian tragedy of love, every time you refresh the page, it must choose.

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Webcomic idea: personify the internet.

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I said webcomic idea, not youtube video idea.
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I've seen webcomics where that happens, I just can't be bothered to trawl through an archive.

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Yeah, but a whole webcomic based on that idea. I think it could work.
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And I think it could be terrible depending on the author.

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Cirtur wrote:And I think anything could be terrible depending on the author.
Fix'd, and agree'd.
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Yeah, they don't give you a completely accurate view of the votes on reddit. It's to discourage people from doing wacky voting shenanigans.
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Weird, so they're inaccurate on purpose? That's...hm. Well I guess that's a way to discourage cheating...make your results not really necessarily mean anything.

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It's the same with the US election.

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