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Encouraging people to explain down-votes

Recently somebody downvotes few of my questions/answers in same time.

Without comment or reason.

Why is this allowed? Imagine this: if someone want to rapidly decrease my rep., simply look at my answers/questions and can start to destroy me very easily.

I think downwoting should be allowed after leaving comment.

I'm open to any kind of objective criticism.

Also, it is polite to explain such negatives to make sure it will not repeat in future.

PS : I already read this but does not seem for me as an answer.

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marked as duplicate by Time Traveling Bobby, rkosegi, Yannis, Bart, ChrisF Nov 7 '12 at 12:35

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Is this a feature request or a discussion? If it's a feature request you'll make Yannis write "sigh not this again". –  ben is uǝq backwards Nov 7 '12 at 12:26
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Have you tried searching Meta? It has been treated here, there, up (10K), down and many others I guess. –  Alenanno Nov 7 '12 at 12:29
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You're welcome. –  Time Traveling Bobby Nov 7 '12 at 12:35
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Sigh. Voting is different on Meta. –  Oded Nov 7 '12 at 12:36
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@Oded: In fact, I downvoted for the lack of research effort and because I do not consider this question as useful. –  Time Traveling Bobby Nov 7 '12 at 12:36
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@Alenanno You have a broken link in your comment. –  doge Nov 7 '12 at 12:37
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@Da_smokes: Nope. It's just a deleted question. That's what the "10k" implies...only people with 10k reputation can see it anymore. –  Time Traveling Bobby Nov 7 '12 at 12:38
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@rkosegi Questions and their replies are not only meant for you but for the wider SO/SE audience in general. And it's always good to have a somewhat extensive list of previous discussions. Stop taking everything so personal. –  Bart Nov 7 '12 at 12:41
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@rkosegi Sorry, didn't think of that, but it's just one out of 3 I posted. It was just to post examples of previous questions with the same topic. :) There are more if you search I think. –  Alenanno Nov 7 '12 at 12:44
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@rkosegi Technically that is every SE's lingo. You have 4K on SO, you're not a newbie! :P –  Alenanno Nov 7 '12 at 13:09
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This question is asking for a tutorial, so it's not constructive (now closed). In this question you posted a one-sentence question without showing what you tried, then you edited an answer into the question after someone else posted an answer. –  Bill the Lizard Nov 7 '12 at 13:18
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@BilltheLizard : It's time to close my SO account.Thanks.I will recommend same for all my colleagues. –  rkosegi Nov 7 '12 at 15:18
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@6747467454 You did say "I'm open to any kind of objective criticism. Also, it is polite to explain such negatives to make sure it will not repeat in future." I was just doing that. I'll give you a day or two to reconsider before deleting your account. –  Bill the Lizard Nov 7 '12 at 15:55
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@6747467454 as far as I understand from studying your reputation at SO, you suspect that you are getting serial down-votes. With this in mind I believe your question here has been misunderstood and unfairly heavily downvoted. As a member of MSO community I apologize for that –  gnat Nov 7 '12 at 16:50
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@gnat He only had two downvotes over an hour apart before this question was posted. Those were the only downvotes he'd received for the past month. This is hardly a case of serial downvoting. –  Bill the Lizard Nov 7 '12 at 18:56

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If it were not allowed, we would get lots of less downvoting.

We don't want that, as downvoting is the most effective means to say that a post is not good (for whatever reason).

As for serial voting (either up or down) - there is a system in place that detects these and rolls them back after a day or two.

See: What is serial voting and how does it affect me?

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Yes, but please imagine this : if someone want to rapidly decrease my rep., simply look at my answers/questions and can start to destroy me very easily. –  rkosegi Nov 7 '12 at 12:27
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@rkosegi - Well. That's called serial downvoting - and you know what? There is a system in place that detects these and rolls them back after a day or two. See this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/126829/… –  Oded Nov 7 '12 at 12:29
    
So what you're saying is that there is a system in place that detects these and rolls them back after a day or two? And it's called serial downvoting? –  John Nov 7 '12 at 22:35
    
@John - I don't quite get the point of your comment. –  Oded Nov 7 '12 at 23:23
    
@Oded - So what you're saying is that you don't quite get the point of my comment? –  John Nov 7 '12 at 23:26
    
Just trying to inject a little humor. Sorry if it wasn't funny. –  John Nov 7 '12 at 23:30
    
@John - Thought you might be trying to be funny. –  Oded Nov 8 '12 at 9:04

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