Do you think this has made things better or worse? I haven’t seen any of the after-downvote bickering that I saw before, but I’ve also heard from users that it’s made things worse because low quality articles can’t be pulled off the front page anymore. However, I believe that being able to do that was only temporary because as the site gains more users, the power of one or even a couple downvotes will not be enough to prevent such stories from reaching the front page if enough other users like it. I would much rather see comments on such stories from users explaining why they don’t like it, or engaging the author of the story in a discussion here if he or she has an account.
What do you lobsters think?