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15 thumbs up vs 1 thumbs down, killed traffic. What do you do when your articles on stumbleupon get a thumbs down?
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from FuzzyMarketer 2464 Days ago #
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Just one thumbs down?

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from ffnstuff 2464 Days ago #
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yep as far as I know. It had one thumbs down with a comment. I didnt see any others

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from FuzzyMarketer 2464 Days ago #
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One thing I’ve been curious about in Stumbleupon has been whether there is a way to check out the total number of  "thumbs down" a site has recieved as opposed to simply those appearing in the comments section. I’d love to know exactly how many thumbs down something has recieved in the same way SU shows how many thumbs up a site has recieved from people who did not comment, or at least to confirm that the only negatives I’ve recieved are those that appeared in the comments section.

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from Mani-Karthik 2464 Days ago #
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I contact the person and ask him as to why he thumbs down. Once I had the top stumbler thumb down my article, and I contacted her to clarify things. After a few conversations she pulled it back, and that particular post got me the maximum number of thumbups.

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from mridout196 2464 Days ago #
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I have had a few discoveries get thumbs down but havn’t had traffic stop, I do think it has something to do with the weighting.

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from annie7 2464 Days ago #
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Agreed with mridout196... Besides, thumbs down seem to mean "irrelevant" (=don’t show staff like this only to me) than "bad" (=bury this at all?), am I wrong?

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from whojaybe 2463 Days ago #
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Oh, maybe I should have just left my comment here instead of on your blog lol...

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from sphinninate 2463 Days ago #
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So how do you see how many thumb ups and thumb downs a page gets?

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from NickWilsdon 2463 Days ago #
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The recent stumblecard viral on SU gave some useful insight into this. Some of them had many thumbs down but still rotated in the system and continued to send traffic (which supports Ann/Matt’s comments). I’m sure that most of the cards generated way more thumb downs than ups in total. The other factor to consider was the number of reactions (thumbs up/down + reviews) that a page generated with the audience. The stumblecard viral would suggest that any interest, good or bad, is enough to keep a page in rotation. 

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from DoshDosh 2463 Days ago #
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There are a many reasons why a story is not getting SU traffic. 1. The submitter is flagged by the community thus reducing his trust 2. The overall domain is flagged by the community (heavily thumbed down)3. The story itself has many thumbs down I’ll give you one good reason why you should quit figuring out the algo:You are NOT ABLE to see the thumbs down for any homepage UNLESS they thumbs down + review it. Which means that any possible mumbo-jumbo you can concoct to explain the algo is instantly negated by the fact that any discernble movement in traffic could be influenced by a factor (invisible thumbs down) which you cannot ultimately factor into the equation.

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from ffnstuff 2463 Days ago #
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Thanks for all the comments. I dont think there is a way to know, unless someone reviews their own negative thumb.Ty DoshDosh, I was more looking for experiences of people who have been thumbed down. As you mentioned you can see who thumbs it down unless they review, so it’s tough.

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from NickWilsdon 2462 Days ago #
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Ah but Maki, invisible factors are always part of figuring out an algo, unless you were the one who wrote it. We’ve spent years doing it with Google :)

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