Floodgates are open
Earlier today I noticed some downvotes coming in. Like flooding in, to the tune of nearly 1,000 total downvotes today in just a few hours, all at -100%.
I've been trying to figure out what prompted such an overwhelming response. Looking through these accounts, I've definitely replied to some of them, but not all. I'm not sure what the common thread is, or even if there is one.
I'm wondering if someone wrote a post today asking people to downvote me? I do have alerts, but unfortunately they get flooded out by my own comments so I would have missed that. Please let me know if you've noticed anything like this because I'm interested to know what prompted this.
Fortunately, nearly all of these accounts are fairly new with low SP and with this many votes the VP was even lower so these didn't have a whole lot of impact, but I think the whole point was to get my attention. It worked, here I am!
You got my attention. Can I get your feedback?
It should be more than obvious that I'm always willing to come to the table, so I am asking any and all of these accounts to reply and let me know the source of your outrage. I'm here to support and improve the community and with a reaction like this you clearly don't feel I'm doing either so I'd like to hear your feedback.
I'm still working on revising my message to soften my tone, improve the educational message and ways to support new accounts unknowingly making these comments, and reduce my impact on the parent authors to respect their posts.
I have a lot more planned than there are hours in the day so it's going a little slower than I hoped, but I'm still making measurable progress each day. I hope to hear from these accounts or literally anyone with feedback and ways to improve my work.