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        49 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Ben B. commented  · 

        This basically stems from the problem of basically everything on letterboxd being ranked by popularity (or "likes"). It has the effect of taking a small minority of views that have a cliquish following and throwing them to the top of every page, much to the annoyance of everyone outside these cliques. I see three ways around this problem: 1.) Expand the block user function as discussed here. 2.) Don't rank things by popularity. Mix it up a little bit, add some randomness into what posts get featured. 3.) Introduce downvotes. This balances out the different viewpoints allowing more moderate views to rise to the top.

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            4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Ben B. commented  · 

            Yes, ranking by popularity is problematic because it tends to put every user who has a small following at the top of every page. It really doesn't suggest any wider appreciation outside of this group however. If downvotes were allowed a lot of these people would be downvoted into oblivion. This would make it easier for other voices to be heard leading to a wider variety of opinion on the site.

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