Remove the ability to downvote a feature request in this product requests forum

that_guy_jt Member
edited October 2021 in Feature Requests
I've noticed that some people are downvoting feature requests in this product forum that users have said they need. I don't understand why some users should be able to nullify other people's requests by downvoting them. 

If someone needs a feature, they need it. Downvoting by others will lead to an undercount of how many people are demanding a feature. 

It seems like it would be more helpful just to have people be able to upvote a feature request if they have that need too. If people don't need that request, they can simply pass it by.

I can see the need for downvoting in the case of a proposed feature change - some people will want things to stay as they are. But if something would just be an addition to the product, why give other users
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  • Coach Natalie
    Coach Natalie Administrator, Moderator admin
    edited October 2021
    Hello @that_guy_jt,

    Thanks so much for the feedback!

    The original reason that we allowed downvoting was to get a complete picture of how a Feature Request impacts our Users. We couldn’t see how many Users wouldn’t benefit from that same feature by only allowing upvotes. While a feature may benefit one person, it may downgrade the experience for another, so this allowed our Team to focus their efforts on features that would benefit the masses versus just one.

    With that being said, however, I definitely understand your point of view, and we'd like to get an idea of how many others would like to see the downvoting option removed for Feature Requests made here in the Community. If you would like to see this change, please be sure to add your vote and any feedback as to how it would benefit you! :smiley:

    -Coach Natalie
  • Flopbot
    Flopbot Superuser ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Coach Natalie I can see @that_guy_jt 's point.  It does make sense and you make a good points too.  Is there a way to get rid of the downvote feature, but then add a separate button for "Wouldn't Help Me" or something like that?

    Personally, I'd recommend getting rid of it.
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