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What to do if my question is downvoted for no reason? [duplicate]

Can I consider it as an abuse if I seek for reason but ignored? Can I flag it saying it is an abuse or what can I do to know what is wrong with my question? Assume the question has 20 downvotes and ...
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How do you react when someone votes down your question? [duplicate]

What do you do? Is it natural to be upset when you ask a question in the spirit of learning and people vote you down?
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What should I do when I receive downvotes for a question? [duplicate]

I have seen many questions on Stack Overflow with downvotes. If I receive too many downvotes, what should I do? Should I remove the question?
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How to deal with downvotes on an answer I posted that is accepted? [duplicate]

Some person is downvoting my answer. This answer is the accepted answer, but they cast downvotes on my answer. How to deal with such kind of users? How to complain to the admin of Stack Overflow?
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What should I do when my question is getting downvotes? [duplicate]

Often after asking a question, the OP realizes that he made a mistake asking the question. Then the question starts getting downvotes and they might be reasonable too. What should I do as an OP to the ...
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Can SE be considered to a both dangerous and helpful network? [duplicate]

While I feel that SO or SE helps people especially programmers and sysadmins to get knowledge on things they really need to do or work on I tend to feel the down votes, regulation of questions and ...
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1answer
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Should I take down-votes as a personal insult? [duplicate]

I have read many posts on the pros and cons of the down-vote system. Reputation points have no real value, yet I feel insulted when a question I asked is down-voted. From a personal point of view, I ...
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1answer
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Where is the best place to discuss downvotes? [duplicate]

I see some users indicating that they've received downvotes in the comments, and asking their downvoter to justify why they downvoted the question. Is this acceptable for discussion? Should this ...
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Protocol for responding to a hasty-candidate down vote? [duplicate]

Situation I posted a question. Fairly quickly, there was a comment "not reproducible" and a downvote. On its face, the downvote would appear to be from the commenter, and that there was a single ...
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1answer
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Does down-vote get reviewed or can I apply for review if got downvoted [duplicate]

Friend of mine, got upvoted for one of his nice answer and got downvoted for same answer by someone without any reason. Even reason for downvote is also not mentioned in comment. It is assumed that ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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Should downvotes on questions be “free”?

As I'm sure you all know, downvotes "cost" 1 reputation. That is, every time you downvote: -2 to post owner -1 to you This is done to make sure downvotes are cast only when you feel ...
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2answers
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Should 'drive by' downvoting be more effectively caught?

I have an answer that I'm certain is technically correct. However, it continues to be downvoted. The answer has already been noted in comments on other answers to be better. It goes more in-depth than ...
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1answer
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Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?

Sometimes my post receives downvotes with no explanation on what I've done wrong. Even worse, sometimes I just get snarky comments! It seems like this is especially bad for new users, who are made to ...
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3answers
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How about a RNN trained to vote? [closed]

Up voting and down voting that is free and anonymous might not improve the quality of stack exchange. I would argue that it encourages irresponsible and capricious behavior because of the breadth of ...

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