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Feature request: @Downvoter sends a notification to all downvoters for your post

Is it possible to address the downvoter in a comment like @downvoter? As some people vote down and then refuse to give feedback, this could really come in handy, I think.
Is something like this possible?

P.S. tagged it as feature-request because if it isn't possible it is one.

  • No, it is not possible.
    – Servy
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 19:41
  • This has been declined before, see the linked question. Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 19:42
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    Next time you get downvoted, just imagine someone is saying: why didn't you search before asking? ;-)
    – Arjan
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 19:43
  • @Arjan While funny, it doesn't apply as often to answers as to questions.
    – Servy
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 19:46
  • But I did this time! @Arjan
    – 11684
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 19:48
  • But on Stackoverflow... Didn't saw I had down votes on this question when I wrote my previous comment... Haha.
    – 11684
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 19:54

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This is not possible. There may be more than one downvoter (in particular over the lifetime of the post) - which one would you be addressing? The last one? All of them?

People are under no obligation to explain why they downvote. Some do.

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    The last one, I think. Can accept in 6 mins.
    – 11684
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 19:49
  • Forgot to accept! Sorry!
    – 11684
    Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 18:47

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