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I'm finding the people not familiar with SE/SO-trilogy don't understand how voting should work on Meta Stack Exchange sites. Can this text on the Meta SO FAQ please be added to Meta SE site FAQs as well?

Why are upvotes and downvotes here different?

Voting here works a bit differently from other Stack Exchange sites. On Meta Stack Overflow, voting is used to express agreement or disagreement, not to point out a lack of quality or helpfulness. Please don't be concerned if you receive downvotes – members of the community may simply disagree with your bug, feature request, support question, or the nature of the discussion.

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

ok, I added this -- I agree that it's probably helpful after adding it here.

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The problem with that statement is that now downvotes still affect the automatic system on SE that detects when a user should be blocked, so for example my account is blocked again today for the second time (since yesterday) i believe because of the downvotes on my questions. And now I get this message: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. when I try to ask another question –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jun 15 '11 at 16:54

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