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


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