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Has any question or answer in Meta Stack Overflow criticising downvoting in any way, shape or form escaped being downvoted itself?

Even Jeff Atwood isn't immune.

Have there been any exceptions?

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Nobody likes a whiner... ;-) – Shog9 Mar 18 '10 at 3:31
I wasn't criticizing the concept of downvotes so much as I am criticizing unbalanced, extreme forms of downvoting. I am all for downvotes, in proper moderation. For all but 6 out of 100k+ users it isn't an issue. – Jeff Atwood Mar 18 '10 at 3:43
only from meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1782/downvoter – Locutus Mar 18 '10 at 3:50
@Jeff - and yet you got downvoted. – Andrew Grimm Mar 18 '10 at 4:02
well presumably there's a certain knee-jerkiness to downvoting for hilarity, particularly when it is me doing the talking about downvoting. I don't usually mind, but I do mind when it prevents discussion of the topic -- the post was forced off the homepage before reasonable discussion could happen. – Jeff Atwood Mar 18 '10 at 4:07
@Jeff - Given that this is a discussion site, I'd say your question is a good example of why that -5 limit should probably be changed to -10 or more for meta. – Adam Davis Mar 18 '10 at 4:17
I'm going to leave it open for a few more days to see which answer gets the least downvotes. – Andrew Grimm Mar 19 '10 at 13:22
@Andrew: FWIW, the discussions on that linked question of Jeff's had considerable disagreement on the proposal, and downvotes on meta often mean "I disagree" rather than "not useful" as on SO. – Gnome Mar 22 '10 at 9:24

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Of course it does. Watch this:

Downvoting sucks!

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Hey! Who's the wise-ass who upvoted me? – raven Mar 18 '10 at 3:42
I would downvote the hell out of this but my rep dropped to 0 the last time I said downvoting sucks and I still havent recovered. – Locutus Mar 18 '10 at 3:48
I'd downvote your comment if I could... – Andrew Grimm Mar 18 '10 at 3:49
@Andrew you can just find another answer of mine and downvote that. At least thats what most people here do. – Locutus Mar 18 '10 at 6:33
Strangely enough, these questions and answers don't seem to have attracted much downvoting. (I'm going to jinx things by saying that, but still...) – Andrew Grimm Mar 23 '10 at 22:09

Never gonna give you up, never gonna vote you down, never gonna lower your rep, and hurt you!

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This doesn't call for downvoting ... it calls for the instant and permanent banning of the user! – Andrew Grimm Mar 18 '10 at 4:01
Be glad I didn't adapt the whole thing. "We're no strangers to downvoting... You have a vote, and so do I!..." – Adam Davis Mar 18 '10 at 4:15
This will soon become one of they many memes of meta. To be know as StackRolling. – Dexter Mar 18 '10 at 4:53
Cultural note: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickrolling – Peter Mortensen Mar 18 '10 at 8:57
You wouldn't get this from any other site. – Scott Wilson May 31 '12 at 0:25
Aaaand I got my first downvote on this post today over 5 years later. Oh the irony! – Adam Davis Oct 21 at 11:37
I linked to this question from a hot Meta Stack Overflow question. meta.stackoverflow.com/a/308448/38765 – Andrew Grimm Oct 21 at 11:46

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