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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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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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How does accepting an answer work?

What does it mean to accept an answer? How do I accept an answer, and what are the rules? Can I accept my own self-answer? What are the reputation benefits? Which answer should I accept? Should I ...
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Is down-voting disagreement or poor quality indication? [duplicate]

Consider a well written, properly presented and clear question on either a subject that could be controversial or proposing simply an unpopular concept. The question gets well reasoned, detailed ...
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What does the up arrow in the “top posts” section of the user profile mean?

When I'm looking some user profiles via ios-app, I noticed that most of the time all visible user's "top posts" are marked with an up arrow sign. But sometimes, I see posts without this sign. Here ...
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Why doesn't tool tip reflect what people say?

I have seen various times on meta that up vote on meta means you agree and down vote on meta means you dis agree. But the tooltip for up vote says This question shows research effort; it is useful ...
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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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Remove meta.SE reputation changes from voting to allow everyone to participate like normal meta sites [duplicate]

Many people have come to Meta to vote and comment on the proposed changes to the license. However most people coming from other sites don't have enough reputation to down vote answers. This completely ...
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Is it ok to have a personal chat with someone on SO?

Is it ok to have a personal chat with someone on SO? Let me elaborate. If you're helping someone with their computer problems, or otherwise having a highly positive online interaction, is there ...
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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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Provide link to meta for new users

Can we give an easier path for new users to find meta? I feel like it is a little obscured. Visiting as a new user I happened to go to stackoverflow on a computer which did not automatically log me ...
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Separate vote in favour and against a feature request [duplicate]

tl;dr I propose a system of voting for or against feature requests separate from traditional up/down voting in order to avoid alienating people with well thought out yet unpopular suggestions The ...
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Should undeleting an answer leave its age for sorting purposes unaffected?

I recently answered a question on SO that was a couple of hours old and had no answer. I later came back and found a second answer sorted before mine based on age. After investigating, I saw that the ...
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Can we disable the new Stack Exchange look? [duplicate]

The new top bar for Stack Exchange sites is unappealing to me. Is there a way to restore the old look?
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Suggestion a way to buy reputation [duplicate]

I suggest a way to buy reputation on SO. And yes I have seen the following link which is irrelavent: Is there a way to buy SO reputation? But my purpose is completely different from the above. My ...

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