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handle 'strategic downvotes' more 'gently' [duplicate]

In this question I asked for a practical reason to lock votes after 5 minutes and Bill the Lizard and Arjan were very nice to explain the mystery. Well, vote locking seems to deal with strategic ...
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Disallow downvoting other answers if I've posted my own [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? As Dan Dyer mentioned in his comment on tactical downvoting, there is a conflict of interest when you have posted your own answer ...
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Why are people downvoting for scoring? [duplicate]

I'm not complaining about being downvoted, I won't care, but I'm just curious if this is allowed when the site is proposed to reward correct answers and not competition. My answer just got downvoted ...
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Should you be allowed to downvote the competition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? I was reading this post on hacker news. In particular people seemed to be very discouraged about idea they are getting downvotes by ...
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What to do with a person who deliberately downvotes correct answers to be in the top of the answers? [duplicate]

Today I saw a behaviour which really surprised me: I answered the question and then after a minute another guy answered it as well. The answer was basically a duplicate of my answer (which was not a ...
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1answer
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Should we stop people voting on answers when they have a “competing” answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? What should be done to people who downvote strategically? Disallow downvoting other answers if I’ve posted my own This is ...
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2answers
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Should voting be limited on a question said user also answers? [duplicate]

Consider... A "downvote" will move an answer farther down the page, (an upvote, vice versa). According to the instructors of this Udemy course, internal social media research found that posts are ...
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1answer
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Voting lock mechanism for near simultaneous answers [duplicate]

I have the following scenario: A question was made and now 2 users start writing an answer before the other ever posted it. Then the first user press the post button and later the other user. But ...
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51answers
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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17answers
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Closing Etiquette: Why Do Some Answer *and* Close?

I've noticed quite a few cases (here's a recent one) where people not only vote to close a question, but then also answer said question. At best this is just silly, and at worst it is totally ...
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9answers
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Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting

I don't know if people don't explain why they up or down vote because they don't care or because they don't want the person to know they voted on an answer (or question)... But, it might be nice to be ...
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8answers
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Should good answers always be upvoted?

I've noticed a psychological effect with my own voting, and am curious to know whether anyone else sees the same thing. Simply put, if I see a correct or good answer, I don't always upvote it, if the ...
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2answers
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Idea behind “Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited” [duplicate]

I've found many questions here regarding this 'feature' and many answers explaining how it works, but none showing any 'philosophical' concept behind it. i.e., why is it here? Is it helping to make ...
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5answers
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Generating reputation through downvotes

In a previous discussion, the general consensus was that whether or not to upvote is, for most people and most questions, a function of the number of existing votes. To put it another way, the number ...
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6answers
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Preventing users from downvoting good answers to bad questions

I posted an answer to a question that was voted closed as too localized, which it very much could have been. However, I did get 2 upvotes for that answer. As I browsed SO, I noticed that my rep went ...

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