I used to downvote fairly often on Reddit as a sign to disagree or to push down really disgusting bigoted comments. And to be honest, it became a habit to just downvote without replying. However, now that I’m on lemmy and not Reddit I’ve been actively trying to not instantly downvote things and instead move on or take the time to reply. Has anyone else been trying to do this?

  • Dr. JenkemA
    11 months ago

    I had to look it up. Basically bad faith actors.

    Gish gallop: “This Gish gallop is a rhetorical technique in which a person in a debate attempts to overwhelm their opponent by providing an excessive number of arguments with no regard for the accuracy or strength of those arguments” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gish_gallop

    Sealioning: “Sealioning’ is a form of trolling meant to exhaust the other debate participant with no intention of real discourse.” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealioning