Referencing This App in particular. (Update: the app post has now been removed. You need 10K on Stack Apps to see the deleted post.)
It's an App that allows you to auto-downvote every downvote-able thing on any SE page.
I have 2 questions.
- Does that app actually violate the SE Terms of Service?
- If it does not, should it be banned anyway for "encouraging unwanted behaviour" (or similar)?
Personally, I think it is a problem that is adequately dealt with via current mechanisms (the pile of downvotes it's received) and that anybody who chooses to use it will be similarly dealt with via current mechanisms (vote-reversal etc.).
IMO, it's unlikely to cause an increase in serial downvoting (serial downvoters have never needed an app to do what they do) and it's (almost certainly) intended as a joke/parody. It's a tool. A joke tool at that. Just because it *could* be used for unwanted purposes is not a reason to ban it.
What do you think?