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A while back, I posted an answer that was being totally misinterpreted by everyone and of course, perhaps, I didn't do the best job of clarifying myself and/or I was in fact just totally, completely and utterly wrong. Anyway, within a short period of time, it received like 20 downvotes, I then deleted it.

What is the most downvoted post on Stackoverflow? (Should these posts remain?)

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Let's make it this one! –  XMLbog Apr 21 '10 at 14:50
    
    
@Wel'Bog vas LOL. –  bobobobo Apr 21 '10 at 14:59
    
I assume that "too localized" also applies with respect to time. –  tvanfosson Apr 21 '10 at 15:12
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Nathan is the man! It's well worth looking at some of his other questions. –  nb69307 Apr 21 '10 at 14:52
    
Ouch, guess I got off easy! –  user132908 Apr 21 '10 at 14:55
    
Update: (8 mins after you posted this) It is now -51 –  bobobobo Apr 21 '10 at 14:59
    
@ 9 mins: Now -52 –  bobobobo Apr 21 '10 at 15:00
    
It is now -53.. –  bobobobo Apr 21 '10 at 15:00
    
Is -100 a possibility? –  amelvin Apr 21 '10 at 15:04
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@bobobobo - thanks for volunteering for the job of keeping this answer up-to-date. Glad to know you're on it. ;-) –  tvanfosson Apr 21 '10 at 15:11
    
I missed the first series/season of 'Nathan shoots for the moon' what is the compiler called, and when was the OS finished? Did Jack Bauer shoot him in the final hour? –  amelvin Apr 21 '10 at 15:16
    
@tvanfosson I am TOTALLY on it.. –  bobobobo Apr 21 '10 at 19:19
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I thought I saw a net; -100 on meta the other day, but I can't find it.

Remain impressed that Evan Carroll manages to get nett downvotes on over 80% of his answers on meta - there is a Machiavellian plan at work there, I'm sure.

According to What are the most upvoted/downvoted questions and answers on the sites? the most downvoted question in SO history is http://stackoverflow.com/questions/164432/what-real-life-bad-habits-has-programming-given-you/164556#164556 - which despite a ton of downvotes remains net +341 +1055!

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I do believe that Evan's questions and answers are intended to illicit downvotes. I am convinced that no one could be serious and act the way he does. –  snicker Apr 21 '10 at 15:05
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@snicker - I reckon its a plan - he's negative gaming to try to find a zero day exploit that will suddenly give him a 10K account, at which point he can take over the world ... I need some fresh air. –  amelvin Apr 21 '10 at 15:08
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sounds plausible. –  snicker Apr 21 '10 at 15:10
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@snicker: you don't illicit downvotes, you elicit them. Unless the downvotes are immoral in some way. –  mmyers Apr 21 '10 at 15:37
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@snicker: unfortunately you are incorrect; he's somewhat infamous in Perl circles for the same behaviour. –  Ether Apr 21 '10 at 18:21
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