I suggest you ...

Remove the down-vote button (or make it possible to turn it off)

There is absolutely no reason for having it.

It's only purpose is to display negativity towards something other people (may) have spent (a lot) of time on - it has not other functions.
I've come to understand that it can even be weaponised - attacking someone producing similar content to your own the second they upload by downvoting their video, making the radio equal to red and "terrible"

I've seen suggestions here asking for an ability to downvote content without even reviewing it first because people "can tell from the thumbnail that it's trash" - to actual content producers the down-votes are destructive and incredibly de-motivating.
They are never followed up by constructive criticism in the form of a comment and can be based on everything from bad taste, jealousy or even just mis-clicking!
To be perfectly honest. whenever we see a downvote, it just makes us want to quit making content.

Alternately, let verified users choose whether their videos have both upvote and downvote-buttons or only one of them.

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      • SalixxxKatz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a solution maybe...make it possible to vote it THUMBS UP or DOWN only after full video has been watched. This way only you will get the reliable results. I had a video for 7 months online with 100% score, and yet recently, after 4.440 views someone decided to give it Thumbs down, just to crush me down to 99%...I just think it is MEAN. IF YOU DONT like my content, please go to another site, what is your point with this thumbs down? If you really don't like something, get the guts and send me a PRIVATE message and tell me what was so bad to deserve the thumbs down, BUT why would you bother? Rather move on...


      • Invite2Cum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The “I Dislike This” option, is like a bug, purposely placed in plain sight.

        What more is really needed then:

        1. I Like This
        2. Comment This Photo
        3. Add to Favorites
        4. Share
        5. Flag Photo

        Keep members posting without being frustrated from the misuse of the “I Dislike This” option.
        Please consider some facts how the “I Dislike This” option, can simply be misused and distract some members from uploading and even deleting uploaded contents.

        1. My friend request was not accepted.
        2. I am bias.
        3. I am jealous of other members.
        4. I have fun on Pornhub by using the “I Dislike This” option.

        Etc., Etc., Etc.

      • J Diggz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I respect the right to have the thumbs down button. Simply because it's enough criticism when you have more thumb downs then up, which is simply suggestion trying something eles out, from titles, tags, music, vocal, camera, lights and action! Or just interact with your fans/followers/viewers and ask why so many thumbs down.... Matter of fact that is the best thing to do.....

      • 1andiefan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To all who are in favor of the downvote feature.

        1. If you think the video is spam. Put a spam flag, like on the comments.

        2. If you think the content is trash Don't look at it. Move on to your genre. Just because YOU don't like certain content doesn't mean I DON'T like it.

        3. Make it so who clicks thumbs down must explain why they dislike. Like get an HD camera. Hold the camera still. Get better lighting. How is the model supposed to know those things with a simple thumbs down with no explanation.

        4. Ratings or credits and such should be done by video views only. Do not credit or discredit anything by a simple thumb click. Too many trolls are affecting Good hard working models ratings unfairly simply because A certain model is doing better than their favorite model.

        I think this is a big problem, is unfair to good hard working models, and should be fixed Please.

      • Professional Amateurs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Brett, many sites don't have a downvote yet the communities still manage to clearly differintiate beween qualities. The first poster is correct, iit does more harm than good. With it gone you neutralize a scores negative psychological impac. For example.. Betty The Booper had 13 likes under the no downvote system, this score is ub par so her video fell into the firy ppits of medocracy. one of your Professional Amateurs on the same system scored 4,434. she was on the front page for 3 days and live cam'd the entire thing with perfect lighting adnd and HD recorder and camera man. Now Betty The Booper on current system received --10 -4 and 14 likes. Betty The Booper hung herself depressed because she competes with full-time "amateurs" in PH but the -4 sent her over the edge. RIP Betty The Booper.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like the downvote feature because it serves several purposes you guys are overlooking.

        1) It helps curate better content for the person giving the vote. Training preference algorithms is certainly a large piece of why this exists.

        2) Trash content is trash content. You know what good content looks like. If yours is trash, make better content. Get an HD camera. Hold the camera still. Get better lighting. Etc

        3) Here's the biggest thing - there's a lot of spam uploaded to Pornhub (like any tube site including non-porn) where the video may even simply be a 3 second clip of a chick sitting in a tube top doing NOTHING but the title and the description has been made to be misleading. Having a crowdsourced downvote option is by far the most effective way to combat spam uploads.


      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that downvoting videos is HORRIBLE etiquette and just mean spirited. I've actually seen some kinks, fetishes and even people on here that actually made me want to gag, but not once ever have I considered downvoting their vid. I just moved along to something else. Whereas upvotes alone are fine because it will still give a gauge for how popular a video is which should correlate to the quality. You could base the % positive ratio based on number of upvotes / total views or some variant on that formula or something to keep that all informative % info still available since many users depend on it for what they choose to view.

        As for people's comments about the video, I'm perfectly fine with downvotes being left enabled for COMMENTS alone. No harm in that and it can give people a chance to voice dissent against mean or disrespectful comments.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thumbs down (&up) is not only there to reflect the porn. It is also there to agree or disagree with the comment made above it and may often time have no negatives towards the film post.

      • Blue__Thunder commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think that the down-vote button would be okay, also for each user who is logged-into their own profile should be able to either take back or change the voted thumb-button.

        if I don't like a video, I wouldn't watch it or just don't favorite or put it into my playlists, additionally don't click the 'thumb-up' button in that case (maybe adding a comment what I liked and would prefer to see in a different way instead)

      • Anonym commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        But the problem is, it isn't criticism. It's just a button to click for any reason - even misclick and then you can't change it.
        I can handle criticism perfectly fine, when people write a comment or send a PM. The button click doesn't tell me what's the issue or how to fix it - it gives the performer absolutely zero understanding.

        Also it is not the main way of whatever. The main way to see if it's to your fans taste is commentary and private messages.

        Every video ends up on 70-78% eventually, when it gets enough views, so as a criticism tool it's utterly worthless.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Like Curvy I think it's wrong to downvote because you don't like the content. Maybe there should be some sharpening of intent in the buttons. You could have a "this is badly made/produced/edited" kind of button, and a "this really isn't my thing" kind of button. The first would reduce a video rating, the second would guide the recommendation system but not change the video rating.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lol maybe you should quit if you can't handle a little criticism.
        How do uploaders know if the video is well received? Its the man way to prove if the fans like the content or not. So you know what to or what not to make in the future.
        Of course there are spiteful people out there but welcome to the internet you must be new..

      • gloomply commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Could maybe make it a "I didn't like this, please remove this kind of video from my feed and adjust algorythm"-button, without it negatively impacting the creator.
        Still, both youtube and reddit has it the same way.

      • Knottyfuckers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The more popular the video, the more the % drops over time with the down vote feature. Maybe start the vids off at 0 and see how high they get? I have noticed people down voting for spite since 2011 on clip sites. It's a real issue.

      • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Terrible idea... Actually if I could down vote this idea, I would. Right, the most obvious way to deal with racist propaganda... don't need to view those videos to know they are propaganda simply by their title... so down vote... awww... racists upset by down votes.. aww boohoo...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Totally agree. I'm not uploading more content until that down voting ability goes. It's just spiteful and unnecessary. What kind of special spiteful creep jerks off over porn then hits a downvote button anyway?

      • Curvyscotcouple commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great idea, sad to get downvotes because of a fetish that others dont like. Never downvote anyone, even if we are not into it, respect thing(unless its reportable content). Folks have diffrent tastes. Put things private because of it, you would have more public vids, from many.

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