Proposal to make gratuitous negative reactions unavailable
After the spam fest in the last the couple of days, I have been thinking about a solution to heinous activity by spammer trolls and reaction hijackers.
The way I see it , new users with 0 time and participation should not be allowed to react except for awesome or insightful where if they don't react at all ,it comes to mean that they don't like or the answer was not helpful.
People who are serious about resolving a technical issue with the software generally do not use reactions even in a good way...even after their issue has been solved. They don't need to have negative buttons either for that matter.
The promote button only appears after a certain time of participation so should some of the others.
Spammers should not be allowed to post at all after getting 100 spam flags. I think this is the biggest issue. They can get 500 spam flags and still post?
Other types of reactions like off topic abuse and troll should be restricted to people with more time on here or a moderator. There should be a flag instead of a reaction like that. A flag would be enough to alert the moderator to review the post. A general negative flag . The moderator can decide what it is, off topic troll or abuse and mark it as such. At least that way it would seem more fair if one gets marked by the moderator.
I also think that guide or tutorial as to when it is improper to use these might help people not be so trigger happy with the negativity ...
For those already established in this community, I urge that we restrain ourselves from using these against each other none of us lack for words I am sure. But it is best to be kind to each other.