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Is it possible on MSE to question something that people hold dear without getting “disagreement downvoted”?

Clarification This question is not about "avoiding the pain of downvotes", for which "learn not to care about them" is a perfectly acceptable response. It's also not about avoiding downvotes for ...
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Shouldn't the answer with more votes be above the accepted answer?

After reviewing this question... I'd like to make an argument for answers that have attained more votes than an accepted answer always be ranked above when answers are being sorted by votes (the ...
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Does it make sense to have a negative rep cap for Meta posts?

I've been thinking (and posting) a lot about voting and one issue that's come up over and over is the chilling effect that downvoting can have on Meta discussions and feature-requests. Downvoting is ...
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Why does downvoting a feature request penalize the asker?

A feature request on meta is different to a regular post in a number of ways. Here and here is explained that and why a down-vote on meta is different from a regular vote on StackExchange. However, a ...
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Voting on Meta is not just for (dis)agreement. Update the help center to reflect this

Voting on Meta is a bit of a two-headed beast. In addition to the regular meaning of votes as on other sites, the votes on Meta are sometimes also cast to express agreement or disagreement. In the ...
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4answers
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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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3answers
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Should downvote-without-comment rate remain unpublished?

Note/update: Within a few minutes/comments/downvotes of posting this question, I accepted an answer and acknowledged in comments that the hypothetical change mentioned was not a good idea. Over the ...
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2answers
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Stack Overflow requires reputation for everything [duplicate]

Anything I try to do requires reputation. How am I supposed to start using it? I cannot reply to answers. I cannot comment. I cannot upvote.
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2answers
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What is an Appropriate Question for Meta Stack Overflow if not this? [duplicate]

I received quite a few downvotes for a question I just asked here on Meta. If not here, where was I supposed to ask this question?
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1answer
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Is it reasonable to add c++ tag to questions tagged with c? [closed]

There are a lot of questions tagged as c questions. Although some of them are relevant for C only (e.g. void* ptr = malloc(...);) , a lot of them are relevant to C++ as well, at least to its ...
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4answers
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How to interpret use of “status-declined” for a discussion question

In reviewing Should we have a policy about "too much downvoting"?, I noticed that it was of type discussion but also had status declined. The documentation on How does Meta Stack Exchange ...
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3answers
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Bifurcation of voting standards and the perils of tag editing

The official policies for voting were recently changed on Meta, suggesting that voting behavior be based on the tag applied to a question: A Proposal for More Constructive Downvoting on Meta: Express ...
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1answer
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Why are there down votes on Meta?

Why are people so eager to exercise downvotes? Isn't Meta supposed to be a more general discourse on a broader range of topics? Isn't it an opportunity to exchange dialogue with the SO community? ...
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2answers
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Duplicate-closing should be harder on meta to encourage the evolution of discussion and opinion

Stack Exchange sites are generally concerned with asking and answering questions that can be answered in a fact based manner. Meta is entirely different. Meta allows, and even encourages, questions ...
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2answers
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Does the down voting of questions and answers on the Meta site serve as a mechanism to discourage the free exchange of ideas by more vocal members? [duplicate]

Does the down voting of questions and answers on the Meta site serve as a mechanism to discourage the free exchange of ideas by more vocal members? I'm aware that many might consider this a duplicate ...

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