HELP STOP DOWNVOTERS, PLEASE READ, COPY PASTE INTO ONE OF THE PROMPTS, AND PUT YOUR NAME DOWN

Submitted for Contest #86 in response to: Write a story where flowers play a central role.... view prompt

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Mar 25, 2021

Fiction Friendship

My note:

These downvoters will never learn to mind their own buisness. Hurting others is all they ever care about. If they even use 1% of that nerve in making themselves a better person, they will be great people... but NO....

They chose the wrong path.

I hate seeing my friends leave or about to leave.

It hurts a lot for people to leave their dreams behind, thinking there is no one to apperaciate their work.

PLEASE

Running away is never the solution.

If you ever feel like you aren't worthy authors or writers, please let me know.

We aren't all only here to comment and like stories but to form a kind community of friends and family.

Ever since I first joined, I adored this website... not because of the points or money but for the friends I made.

I know, I might never win a contest but I don't care about that anymore.

Just hearing all your kind words meant the world to me.

Seeing how you all take the time to read what I wrote makes me so happy, I can't even express it<333

Again...

Please don't give up on your dreams.

BE STRONG

BE KIND

and...

NEVER GIVE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT

-Varsha

XOXO

This is copied from ๐”ธ๐•“๐•š๐•˜๐•’๐•š๐• โ„‚๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ค๐•ค and Ivy.

I don't know much about the downvoters but I have been seeing more and more about it and it needs to stop-

Dear Reedsy,

Blxxii emailed you endless and endless times, however, you ignored. She needs you to respond. WE NEED you to reply, please.ย 

It's all about downvoting.

ย "Oh, this is just a thing about downvoting, B-O-R-I-N-G!"ย 

And then you skip.

This is an important message, Reedsy.

Our friend Ari Reynes, has been downvoted from 4,600 to 1,000. This is unacceptable and the hard-worked for points are gone-poof. This isn't a threat, but a lot of people are taking breaks from Reedsy. Some aren't sure about coming back.

Blxxii plans on leaving Reedsy for the sake of downvoters- (She is more concerned about her friends.)

I, Abigail Cross, plan on staying Reedsy for the sake of stopping downvoters- I am more concerned about my friends.

This is a time when downvoters are striking the most-either from multiple accounts or just from teaming.

Sadly, the Marshmallows are practically gone.ย 

I wasn't here when all that happened, however, I suspect that that's the reason why Marshmallows were created; the cause of downvoters.ย 

I have just checked, and many of my friends were downvoted 5,000 points down. Literally. Want me to list a view? Sure! I'll gladly, but I bet that'll be the rest of the story.

Here's just a F E W, you may add to the list if you'd like.

Ari Reynes (4600-1,000.)

แ—ฉแ—ดแ–‡iแ‘Ž แ—ท ๐Ÿ’š (31,010-28,000.)

๐Ÿ’œแด€ แด แด‡ แด› สœ ส ๊œฑ แด› ๐Ÿ’œ (5,100-1,000.)

ๅฑฑ.w. S๐“€yเธฟelle (3,000-1,000.)

๐•ƒ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•’ โ„‚๐• ๐•๐• ๐•Ÿ (2,000-1,000.)

As you can see, downvoting is making people feel... hurt. Perhaps it may sound stupid just to quit Reedsy just because of some stupid downvoters-well, it is. Wanna know why? 'Cuz your friends are just gonna be there and upvote you. When others were downvoted, it was a battle between the downvoters and our friends (obviously our friends won.)

The upvoting button SHOULD BE A THING.

The downvoting button SHOULDN'T BE A THING.

Reedsy, I doubt you'll ever see this message because...

1. You never respond to Blxxii's emails.

2. Your boss would never (probably) see this.

3. You'd let the downvoting button exist anyway even after everyone left Reedsy, huh?

4. You created the downvoting button in the first place.

All I'm asking is:

Remove that downvote button.

Remove that down-arrow.

Sigh here (Reedsy name) as a petition to remove downvoting. If the word count get's too much, then make a new one. Like this story if you want the downvoting button removed so it can get to the very top. If it wasn't clear enough, delete one "Reedsy author here" sentence and put your Reedsy name there.

โ—ฆโ€ขโ—โ—‰โœฟ ๐“‘๐“ต๐”๐”๐“ฒ๐“ฒ โœฟโ—‰โ—โ€ขโ—ฆ

๐Ÿ’œแด€ แด แด‡ แด› สœ ส ๊œฑ แด› ๐Ÿ’œ

ๅฑฑ.w. S๐“€yเธฟelle

๐’ž๐‘’๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰โ˜ฏ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐’ฟ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐“€๐“€๐“Š ๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐’ท๐“Š

โ„‚๐•’๐•ฃ๐• ๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•’ ๐•Š๐•™๐•’๐•จ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

๊งโญ‘โญ’ ษฉษฃฦด ฦ‡ฦ›ส€ฦญั”ส€ โญ‘โญ’๊ง‚

Felicity Anne

แ—ฉแ—ดแ–‡iแ‘Ž แ—ท ๐Ÿ’š

ะ’lแ—ฉฦถ๐Ÿ† ๏ผฒ๐•ช๐Ÿฒ าใ„š๐Ÿ”ฅ๏ฝŠ๐“Šๅฐบโ“ž

๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜ธ

Meera Lakshmi

Keefe Sencen

Keya M.

๊Šฐ๊‚๊‹ฌ๊‹ช๊’’๊‚๊‡™๊‡™ ๊Šฐ๊„ฒ๊‰ง

โœฏ โ„‚๐•™๐•’๐• ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•” ๐•Š๐•ก๐•š๐•ฃ๐•’๐•๐•ค โœฏ

Sia Sharma

Akshaya Sutrave

๐”ธ๐•“๐•š๐•˜๐•’๐•š๐• โ„‚๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ค๐•ค (โ™ก๐““๐“ป๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ธ๐“ท ๐“’๐“ต๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ญ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ฐ๐“ฎโ™ก)

๐•ƒ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•’ โ„‚๐• ๐•๐• ๐•Ÿ

B. W.

๐™ธ๐šœ๐šŠ๐šŠ๐šŒ ๐™ฐ๐šŠ๐š›๐š˜๐š—

๐Ÿ•Š ๐ŸŽ€ ๐’ฑ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’ถ ๐’ฑ๐’พ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ ๐ŸŽ€ ๐Ÿ•Š

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30 comments

Palak Shah
15:10 Mar 31, 2021

Hey Varsha :)) I wholeheartedly agree with this especially the first part. It is sad seeing people leave especially if they are your friends who have been on Reedsy for so long. The people who are leaving are wonderful writers and they should not go. Thank you for sharing this! :))

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Hi Palak! Thanks for reading<33 Yess, I'm glad u think that way as well! How are u BTW? Thank you:) And NP!

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Palak Shah
19:01 Mar 31, 2021

I am okay someone just downvoted that's pretty annoying but apart from that I am just enjoying the sun. Could you please add me to your list as I have been downvoted from 1300- 666. Anyway, how are you doing ?

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Oh, thats so terrible... yeah, its getting hot out. The list in this story u mean? I'm doing good as well:)

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Palak Shah
15:07 Apr 01, 2021

Yeah that is what I mean if possible :)) That's good !!!

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Hibah Youssef
21:59 Apr 08, 2021

Thank for sharing this Varsha :))) I completely agree! May I put this link in my bio as well <3

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15:32 Mar 26, 2021

Hey Varsha! I really agree with this!! Especially the first part with your opinion on it. I can say I've felt the same way several times recently. Most of all when the upvoting-downvoting mess started. I still remember Reedsy before all this happened (like November, December) and I miss it. Thanks for sharing this! :)

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Hey Akshaya! Thank you so much for reading! I'm glad u could relate to it <33

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15:44 Mar 26, 2021

No problem, Varsha!! :)) <33

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everyone's been saying this. I agree with your first part, about the sadness of seeing your friends leave. I appreciate you taking the time to write that out, vs just copying and pasting the petition. Thanks, Varsha :) -L.W.

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