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๏ปฟDear Reedsy,

I've emailed you endless and endless times, however, you ignored it. I 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 skip.


I know many people believe that only the downvote button shouldn't exist. But honestly, I think the upvote button shouldn't exist either. My logic is simple. Since many people here on reedsy have like a lot of friends, many newbies and even of reeders who are not well-known feel left out. Since the more famous Reeders have a bunch of points from friends upvoting them, many of us quit because of that feeling that they can't make friends. So instead of gaining points from not only stories but also friends, points should be earned purely on writing ability. A lot of people say

"Stop downvoting"

and

"The marshmallows are here to upvote people".

Even I've made the #STOPDOWNVOTING hashtag which I've seen in many peoples bios after I put it in mine.

But saying that doesn't mean you can go off and then ask people to upvote you. Many people have LITERALLY said that to people. "Please upvote me"

"I know a lot of people say this but upvote me?"

That's the part that gets me angry.

You might not agree and if you don't please don't attack me in the chat. I'm purely stating my opinion and saying that instead of one, both arrows should be abolished.


This is an important message, Reedsy.

This is unacceptable and the hard-worked points are gone-poof. This isn't a threat, but a lot of people are taking breaks from Reedsy.

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 few? 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.)

โœฏ โ„‚๐•™๐•’๐• ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•” ๐•Š๐•ก๐•š๐•ฃ๐•’๐•๐•ค โœฏ (4,900-1,000.)

โ„‚๐•’๐•ฃ๐• ๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•’ ๐•Š๐•™๐•’๐•จ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ (2,000-1,000.)

๐’ž๐‘’๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰โ˜ฏ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐’ฟ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐“€๐“€๐“Š ๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐’ท๐“Š (10,000-1,000.)

As you can see, downvoting is making people feel...Hurtful. 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.

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

1. You never respond to my emails. (I've emailed you multiple times about downvoting and Bridget Summers)

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

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

All I'm applying is:

Remove the upvote AND downvote button.

Remove those arrows.

Sigh here (Reedsy name) as a petition to remove downvoting. If the word count gets 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

๐‘๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ โœฐ

๊Šฐ๊‚๊‹ฌ๊‹ช๊’’๊‚๊‡™๊‡™ ๊Šฐ๊„ฒ๊‰ง

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

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

Abigail Cross

Sia Sharma

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—

Keya M.

Akshaya Sutrave

Ari Reynes

โ™ฅโ™ ๐”ผ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•๐•’๐•”๐•’๐•”๐•’๐•คโ™ฆโ™ฃ

Cassandra Durnin

Maya Emerson

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•Š๐•š๐•’ ๐•Š๐•™๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ž๐•’ โ‡

Akshaya Sutrave

Mira Caplan

Radhika Diksha

โ™ฅโ™ ๐”ผ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•๐•’๐•”๐•’๐•”๐•’๐•คโ™ฆโ™ฃ

Devaki ๐ŸŽ‰

๐’ฎ๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐Ÿ’Ž

โœจ๐“๐“ป๐”‚๐“ชโœจ ๐Ÿฆ‹

Jay Dmer

Izzie Q.

Luna Wood

Ashlynn S.

Kate Mengal

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

Samantha Langley

๐‰๐จ๐ฌ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐š ๐–๐ก๐ข๐ญ๐ž

๐•Š๐•š๐•๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•Š๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ก๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ โ˜พ

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Can you please copy and paste my name onto the petition? ๐‰๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐š ๐–๐ก๐ข๐ญ๐ž

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Omg Joselinea, it's official, I'm dying of boredom. HELP

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I'm at your service;) If any animal could talk which one would be the rudest?

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uhhh probbaly a cat. They're always extremely selfish

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Rachel, I desperately need your help. I have no inspiration. No yellow dot. "m so bored out of my mind!! need help. I haven't been able to write a good story alone for like weeks!!!

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I need you to help me out, Rachel I'm drop-dead bored!

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Aaaaa ok ok. Right on it! tell me about your guilty pleasures. have any funny memes?

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OH I love the 'dot order help one' 'Stop it Get some help' I love it!

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What's your favorite meme?

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probably the elmo meme :P. And I love myself a good relatable meme their hilarious

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Rachel, I assume that you have no siblings:)

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You seem all to yourself and so I'm thinking your lonely so that leads to the assumption that you have no siblings:)

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WOW, that means I'm far off then;) Sorry!

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No wow as in wow amazing guess because your right!

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Wait, Ruth!!!! Where did all our messages go? I think you accidentally deleted a comment which made the whole thread disappear. lol.

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OH no! I don't remember deleting a comment but I'm so sad that the thread disappeared. Do you recall what we were discussing? I can't seem to clearly remember.

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Assumptions remember

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Oh! Okay... I assume that you are comfortable in big crowds.

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no wayyyyy. I still remember in weddings and festivals, I had a fear of getting lost and it happened a few times actually. I've always been scared of big crowds. Ok let me ask you a question: do you like avocado?

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