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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

I used to get "upset" (though that is too strong a term) when I got downvoted without comment. If my answer isn't good enough then I'd like to know why. Not only does it improve the answer for the OP ...
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So annoyed with no-comment, vindictive downvoting [duplicate]

I have been so annoyed recently by people who downvote my answers with no comments. Usually it falls into one of two categories The asker is asking a question that is inherently impossible or ...
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Should everyone have to defend a down-vote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes I recently received my first down-vote and am still reeling from that stinging feeling. Seems silly to care but for some reason I do. ...
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Should basic netiquette dictate that we post reasons for downvoting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes OK, I've just got downvoted for an answer that was previously upvoted. I'm pretty sure my answer wasn't the best, yet not the worst. ...
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What to do with unexplained downvotes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes Since I started using SO I've had a bunch of question downvoted, and every time it made sense. Either I was wrong or I didn't get the ...
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How do I alert admins about potential vengeful behavior? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting I have had four or five down-votes in the past few days on answers that I ...
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Does the new guidance on duplicate questions suggest closing a question as duplicate, if the original answers the OP's question?

In other words, should we now look at the content of the answers when we are evaluating questions for possible duplication? Is it sufficient to say "Your answer can be found in this question over ...
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Proposal: Require anonymous comment with downvotes [duplicate]

Note: this proposal is the similar to a low-voted response to Encouraging people to explain downvotes, added (by someone else) after the question was resolved. The problem: downvotes without comments ...
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Anonymous downvotes ruining Stack Overflow for new users, driving them away from a meaningful contribution [duplicate]

I used to be very excited about Stack Overflow. I even started to make it a habit to routinely check for questions with certain tags to try to provide answers. And I did. Then this happened: Finding ...
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Penalise Downvotes without Comment / Reward Downvotes with Comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes I know that this issue has been raised a number of times in the past, with some improvements being made to reduce the negative impacts ...
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Is it necessary to downvote a question like this? [duplicate]

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19733504/how-can-i-display-something-where-the-users-insertion-point-is-using-javascript Someone is asking a question about autocomplete options for jQuery. ...
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Downvoting without comment.Why it's allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes Recently somebody downvotes few of my questions/answers in same time. Without comment or reason. Why is this allowed? Imagine this: ...
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How to deal with downvotes without any explanation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes Sometimes there are bad questions that receive downvotes for different reasons. The "Stackoverflow netiquette" says that, when ...
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Why not allow downvote only with at least an anonymous comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Leaving an anonymous comment when voting. Encouraging people to explain down-votes People downvote with no comments, gives no idea what is wrong with an answer or ...
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FAQ item “Be honest” (down-voting) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes "Above all, be honest. If you see misinformation, vote it down. Add comments indicating what, specifically, is wrong. Provide better ...

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