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Is there any theming support

This question simply asks if a feature exists and gets seven downvotes. The comment on the question says the downvotes are out of disagreement even though no opinion was expressed so there was nothing to disagree with.

Is the commenter providing misinformation by implying that you can disagree with a question, or is it normal for questions to be penalized for asking if an unpopular feature exists? I've asked such questions without penaty, so this is a matter of interpreting contradictory messages I've seen in the community.

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this is a matter of interpreting contradictory messages I've seen in the community. yup, that's probably the essence of it. I assume the downvotes mean "I don't want theming, and I'm voting as if this were a feature request". Meta doesn't always make sense. – Pëkka Aug 7 '12 at 9:29
While I actually agree that people seem to get confused on this point, the OP complicated the matter a bit in this case by tagging the question feature-request instead of support. – Tim Stone Aug 7 '12 at 9:29
@TimStone good catch; I didn't notice the tag. – Jordan Aug 7 '12 at 9:36

When you post a feature request. Other users can express their opinions.

  • Upvote: I like the idea.
  • Downvote: I don't like the idea.
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This answer makes sense to me only after someone else pointed out that the question was tagged as a feature request. I took the question at face value based on its text and would have considered "feature request" a mistag that shouldn't determine the intent of the question. – Jordan Aug 7 '12 at 9:44
Feature request == "I have an idea and I like to have it implemented on the SE network." – Toon Krijthe Aug 7 '12 at 9:46
I didn't ask what a feature request is. I missed the fact that a question was tagged as a feature request. My question has already been answered, so thanks. – Jordan Aug 7 '12 at 9:52

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