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Closing questions for certain reasons results in a downvote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions closed as “not a real question” and “off topic” get an automatic downvote? When I go to close a question as a moderator for ...
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When questions (or maybe answers) are automatically voted either up or down? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions closed as “not a real question” and “off topic” get an automatic downvote? I have many close votes on SO so far. Sometimes (quite less frequently), I ...
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Recent Reputation History Changes

Update: This has been rolled out to all sites in the network. Behind the scenes we've been hard at work making some changes to how we track reputation. Here are some of the issues we're aiming to ...
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Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, but a Stack Exchange developer changes the Accepted ...
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Is there an actual “pity” or “sympathy” upvote problem?

There have been a number of discussions about "pity" or "sympathy" upvotes. http://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=pity+sympathy+upvote That is, the idea that once a post is voted down to -1, some ...
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Why are votes per post on the decrease (what can we do to improve this)?

I just wrote this totally nasty query on data.se (same query including all community wiki questions). It is ... complicated but this is what it looks at: It splits up data in to 1 month chunks ...
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Question closed without the opportunity to rephrase it

Here is my user experience I recently had a question closed on me without given the time to improve it. Like all developers, we will get stuck on an impediment that we can't solve, sometimes late ...
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Should an off-topic question always be downvoted?

The upvote tooltip says: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. The downvote tooltip says: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not ...
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Is it time to be rid of automatic down votes on certain closed questions?

Right now, certain close reasons carry automatic downvotes. The original reason for this was largely to enforce specific quality bans in part because people were not down voting questions. Now that ...
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Why do we get random downvotes?

I and my friend used to ask programming questions on Stack Overflow, until we saw that 90% of our questions have at least 1 downvote and nobody cares to explain or at least give a clue why. For ...
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Questions closed as “not constructive” should get an automatic downvote

Questions that are closed as "not a real question" and "off topic" (without being migrated) already receive an automatic downvote. But this treatment doesn't currently apply to questions that get ...
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Revisiting free downvotes on questions

Disclaimer: I've read Should downvotes on questions be "free"?, but I feel the landscape has changed in the last three years. What I'm looking for here is discussion about the results, looking ...
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Prevent questions closed as “off topic” or “not a real question” from showing up in the “Related” links

I was trying to find a duplicate for a recent post, so I checked one of the "Related" links, which landed me on another post that wasn't quite what I was looking for. So from there, once again I check ...
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Are there automated causes for downvotes?

I have a question associated to a down-vote I received on stacked overflow. Are there automated causes for down-votes, or community-centric assumptions towards posts that might get an automatic ...

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