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Downvoting unpopular, but good questions into oblivion. Why? Can we fix it? [duplicate]

Note: Here, when I say question, I typically mean support and discussion questions. Though this marginally can apply to feature request and bug reports as well. So, I recently spent a good chunk of ...
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A Proposal for More Constructive Downvoting on Meta: Express Disagreement by Answering the Question

Downvoting legitimate questions on Meta because one disagrees with the question's premise has become a bit of a problem. Question bans on users asking legitimate questions are a real possibility. ...
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Change upvote/downvote tooltip on meta sites

Since voting on meta sites mean something different on the main sites, can you change the tooltip as well: This question is useful and clear --> I agree This question is unclear or not useful --> I ...
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Meaning of downvotes in Meta vs Main sites?

Upvotes are easy on both Main and Meta sites. You like something, you vote it up. Downvotes are trickier. On Main down-voting a question means that the question is a poor one. Poor meaning badly ...
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When should I vote?

I have seen a few questions here on Meta Stack Exchange that cover parts of this, but they are often too local, and none of them seem to cover all the relevant scenarios. I will break it up ...
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Add a note about downvoting on Meta

There is a lot of irritation and whining from newbies when their suggestions get downvoted because they don't understand that votes have a different meaning here. This is unnecessary, and I'm ...
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Do downvotes on Meta truly mean something different?

It is often said that voting on Meta means something different than voting on regular sites. Upvotes mean "I agree", and downvotes mean "I disagree". However, I submit that this is not the case. ...
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Why do I get negative votes on all of my questions?

I'm actually speaking about Stack Overflow. I'm afraid to ask questions because I always seem to get negative votes and my questions get closed before I get my answer. I actually want to improve my ...
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Automatically generate comment with link to a “what does downvoting mean?” post when a user with <50 rep has a question downvoted

Problem People post a bad question, for any of the following reasons: Not researched Off topic Poorly written/formatted No sign of any attempt to solve problem Classic help vampire question etc This ...
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The reputation system on Meta Stack Overflow is somewhat weird to understand

After spending some time on Meta Stack Overflow, I realized the voting system here is completely different. The votes are used for agreement or disagreement toward the question/request and the answer ...
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How should we vote on neutral discussions? [closed]

As you probably know, "Voting on meta is used as an expression of agreement or disagreement on contributions, rather than to point out a lack of quality or helpfulness". However, this doesn't seem to ...
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There is a problem of laziness or “disappearance” of the person who asks the question [duplicate]

From my observation, many people ask something and simply go away. They sometimes even receive 3–4 answers, take the codes, and run away without commenting anything, without voting anything, and ...
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How to tag questions related to size of The Queue? [closed]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions. ('tags' wiki excerpt) Questions related to size of Close Votes review queue at Stack Overflow are ...
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2-day ban dispute [closed]

I have been banned for reviewing for 2 days by the auto-ban. I was given a message that said that I had failed too many recent audits - though I have not used the site in over a week, and this is the ...
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Why do old questions have so many points? [duplicate]

On Stack Exchange there are some old questions—3-4 years old—that have something like 3500 votes. Now I understand that over time the questions will naturally accrue the odd vote, but this is ...

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