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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

I used to get "upset" (though that is too strong a term) when I got downvoted without comment. If my answer isn't good enough then I'd like to know why. Not only does it improve the answer for the OP ...
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3answers
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What can I do if I'm the victim of serial downvoting? [duplicate]

While browsing Stack Overflow, I noticed that I lost a lot of reputation: Is this serial downvoting? Will it be corrected by a rep-recalculation? How often are those done? Here's a second ...
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7answers
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I was just attacked by an onslaught of downvotes! What do I do? [duplicate]

Checking my recent activity, I noticed that [nearly] all of my posts were downvoted within a short span of a few minutes. It seems as though I've been the victim of a systematic downvoting spree. ...
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9answers
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Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting

I don't know if people don't explain why they up or down vote because they don't care or because they don't want the person to know they voted on an answer (or question)... But, it might be nice to be ...
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4answers
808 views

Give moderators a tool to invalidate votes between users

Vote fraud happens on Stack Exchange sites, it is a natural consequence of the reputation system and one of the duties of a moderator is to deal with cases of suspected vote fraud. There are various ...
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2answers
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I got enough votes yesterday for a mortarboard. Today: still mortarboard, but no points?

So when I went to sleep last night, my rep was 1337, having just rised from 1137 when someone voted-up all my postscript answers. And I was thrilled to tears. And then today, just now, I seemed to ...
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2answers
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Serial downvoting — is it detected, and what is the threshold?

So various posts, such as What can I do if I'm the victim of serial downvoting? suggest that there is a script that detects serial downvoting. Over the course of a few minutes, 36 of my questions ...
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2answers
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Does the vote abuse algorithm roll back valid votes?

My understanding is that if you vote up (or down) too many posts by a single person, those votes will be reversed as abuse. This is to prevent attacks on another user by downvoting every single post ...
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People who abuse the voting system because they're upset, revoke their arrows?

Can we revoke voting privileges from those go through profiles and up-vote or down-vote spam others? Sure, the system re-sets it, most of the time if it's big enough to catch it, but if we actually ...
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9answers
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Change Down Voting to Require Comment for Why & Change Flag to Report [duplicate]

I personally think down voting is not very useful, and should be replaced with a report abuse option. (Please see update at bottom for change to feature request based on feedback. Leaving details ...
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Unrelated downvotes because of criticism [duplicate]

So basically on a question I attempted and failed to answer, I have been following it because I am interested in the solution. People have been posting answers to solve it (some similar or identical ...