28 questions linked to/from What purpose does downvoting questions serve?
Why do people downvote questions? [duplicate]
I recently asked a question which I still haven't gotten the answer to, yet some people decided to downvote my question. I agree that downvoting is useful for discerning which solution is the right ...
Why is down-voting a question important? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: What purpose does downvoting questions serve? I really want to know why down-voting a question is implemented in Stack Overflow. I have seen many questions down-voted and got ...
Why downvote questions posted by new users when their rep won't be affected? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: What purpose does downvoting questions serve? Why bother, and what's the point, behind downvoting questions posted by new users who won't see any negative rep repercussions? ...
What is the difference between vote down and vote to close? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: What purpose does downvoting questions serve? What is a “closed” question? First, I want to say that I have searched a lot on meta but didn't find the answer to ...
Do negative vote counts on questions really make sense? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: What purpose does downvoting questions serve? It seems like an off-topic question will get a few negative votes, in addition to eventually being closed. Isn't closing the ...
How to avoid malicious ratings? [duplicate]
I am having a few serious problems with Stack Overflow that's calling into question the suitability of Stack Exchange as a whole. When I ask a specific to-the-point question which ONLY ...
Is down-voting really useful for Stack Exchange sites? An alternative solution [duplicate]
EDIT: Added my thoughts about "downvote as quality info"; removed the part about opinions (thank you Manishearth); explained better the proposal. The question is already in title: do you think that ...
Why do people down vote? [duplicate]
I don't understand why people give down vote to a question even though it may not be stupid. Some don't even specify the reason for down vote. Are they doing this intentionally to reduces other's ...
Why do we vote on questions? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicates: Why should I upvote a question? What purpose does downvoting questions serve? Voting on questions played a big role in the site when we didn't have the option to comment on,...
What are the main reasons for a question being voted down? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: What purpose does downvoting questions serve? I've been using SO for a while now, and I've noticed that some questions get voted down without people saying why they vote down. ...
What good is downvoting really? Seems not to serve much useful purpose [duplicate]
I'm not a fan of the downvoting feature in general; frankly, I think it should be removed from all of the stackexchange sites. Negative feedback leads to negative results. I recognize that the intent ...
Role of up and down voting [duplicate]
Some people have discussed in specific meta of site but I am asking here the center of every site. I have seen a question which has good content but got down vote without any reason and one got up ...
Why was my question GPIO on STM32F103ZE downvoted and closed? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: What purpose does downvoting questions serve? The following is my question I don't know why somebody rated it as -1. Is there any reason for that?
Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?
Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
Is there an actual "pity" or "sympathy" upvote problem?
There have been a number of discussions about "pity" or "sympathy" upvotes. https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=pity+sympathy+upvote That is, the idea that once a post is voted down to -1, some ...