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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Is there an actual "pity" or "sympathy" upvote problem?

There have been a number of discussions about "pity" or "sympathy" upvotes. That is, the idea that once a post is voted down to -1, some ...

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