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I'm seeing … a lot in my subscription emails (see the end):

Since when is downvoting low-quality answers “abuse of the downvoting facility”?

I posted a question on a fairly specific Java use case, and received a one-sentence answer basically of the form "what you have here is a special case of X." There wasn't any explanation of X, of why …

The relevant portion of the unformatted message:

Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset="UTF-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

***1 new question in [AE, M, G, L, & MSO
filter](http://stackexchange.com/filters/10073/ae-m-g-l-mso) on
stackexchange.com***


[Since when is downvoting low-quality answers "abuse of the downvoting
facility"?](http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/127179/since-when-is
-downvoting-low-quality-answers-abuse-of-the-downvoting-facility)

I posted a question on a fairly specific Java use case, and received a
one-sentence answer basically of the form "what you have here is a
special case of X." There wasn't any explanation of X, of why …

So possibly this is something to do with the message being plaintext rather than HTML?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

This was broken after a big refactoring of stackexchange.com's email-sending code. It's fixed now, thanks for the report.

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