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Stack Overflow has gotten mean [duplicate]

I don't really know where to post this. I like Stack Overflow and it has been a great help as I build various applications - all with no formal training in computer science. My concern is that I ...
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0answers
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Should questions having lots of downvotes be downvoted further? [duplicate]

Is down-voting an already heavily down-voted/closed question kind of like kicking a dead horse? Is this bad practice?
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14answers
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We need to be a little less hostile

I've noticed a distressing tendency for questions that seem basic or overly short to be immediately closed and downvoted into oblivion. Case in point: How can I tell if a DOM object is out of the ...
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8answers
910 views

Should good answers always be upvoted?

I've noticed a psychological effect with my own voting, and am curious to know whether anyone else sees the same thing. Simply put, if I see a correct or good answer, I don't always upvote it, if the ...
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1answer
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Downvote “pile-on” on closed questions?

I'm sure most of us have seen questions with issues (off-topic, not constructive, etc) which, with a little editing, could be good questions. In theory, the solution to these kinds of questions would ...
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2answers
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Stop feature requests from hemorrhaging reputation when marked as status-declined

When a Meta question is tagged as status-declined, allow downvotes to continue, but stop it from affecting the reputation of the user who posted. Some related questions on the matter include: ...
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1answer
459 views

What to do with a question with nine downvotes? [duplicate]

Recently I got nine downvotes for one of my questions which I think is OK to be asked in Stack Overflow: Is the preprocessor macro "#define TRUE FALSE'" valid? The question is on ...
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1answer
328 views

Finding a way to discourage users from downvoting questions that have -8 DV's already?

Once a question has -8 votes, that's it - it disappears. Perhaps we might discourage users from downvoting more at that point(i.e once it hits -8), because any more downvotes are functionally ...
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2answers
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Deleting a duplicate, esp. when discussions are still ongoing

This question was identified as a duplicate today and deleted an hour later. There are three reasons why I believe deleting this was wrong: As a general rule, deleting duplicates is a bad idea, as ...
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4answers
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Should the downvotes be hidden for the first hour or so?

I was looking at this answer (which suggested that downvotes are hidden to the asker if there is more than 1 downvote), and I remembered Reddit's solution to the bandwagon effect. This is to hide up/...
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2answers
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when down voting doesn't help improving the way a user ask questions

When I downvote a question (that doesn't happen often) it is usually because it was really bad. Most of the times, the users get the hint and improve, even within the time window I can undo the ...
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1answer
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Should users be notified with new comments/edits on posts that they have downvoted on? [duplicate]

Many times we've seen this scenario happen - a question was posted and currently doesn't meet the standard or is unclear. A user with voting privileges sees the content, downvotes it, and moves on ...
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0answers
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Suggestion was tagged with status-declined and keep getting downvotes [duplicate]

I know that here on meta, downvoting mean disagree, but why the people continue downvoting it even after it already was declined? The OP admited that the suggestion was bad and asked for sorry, but ...