A few days ago I downvoted someone’s comment, and the next day I happened to notice every single comment I’ve ever made had at least one downvote. All from the person I dared to downvote the ONE time. I straight up asked why they did it, and they seem to think I’m an “obvious” troll account that “apparently just exist to downvote other people”. I assure you I’m no troll account, and ironically don’t really downvote all that often.
I know the topic of public downvotes has been discussed before, but I never used to care either way. Now I’m kinda leaning in the “I don’t like it” side. Honestly, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a little offended, maybe even attacked. Also, there goes all my imaginary internet points. Lol
Has anyone else had something like this happen to them, or am I just unlucky?

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    4 months ago

    They pretty much only use fallacies. Begging the question, whataboutisms, straw man… It’s practically all they seem to know. They’re either doing that, or are so illiterate they completely misread what was said and try to put words in others’ mouths.

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      On Reddit, these people got their comments deleted as soon as they moved on to insults.

      Fediverse generally lacks mods for now. So we’re largely on our own.

      I learned to check for red flags before commenting.