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What's your up/down vote ratio?

I'm just curious: What's your up/down vote ratio? I'm still new here, but so far my ratio is about 11 to 1 with 209 up-votes and 19 down-votes. I suspect that members become more bitter with time, ...
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c# is clearly dominant on SO. Is there a desire, need or whatever to diversify the user base and questions?

(UPDATE: Anybody who thinks this is a rant on C# needs to chill out. I'm not suggesting punishing C# questions. Rather, I am envious of C#'s disproportionate popularity on SO and am asking what, if ...
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Do you engage in or avoid pile-on down-voting? [closed]

When you see a question or answer you might normally down-vote that already has one or more down-votes, do you find yourself more or less likely to down-vote it? In other words, are pre-existing down-...
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When is it appropriate to downvote answers which are correct, but don't address the real problem?

Sometimes, someone will post code asking a question and have other, unrelated errors, and people will answer and address only those errors. These errors are unrelated to the actual question topic. I ...
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7answers
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How should down voting be used?

What is the intended use of down voting? Reasons I can understand for down-voting: If the answer is completely off-topic, not even answering the original question The answer is offensive Some other ...
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4answers
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Was my use of downvote and upvote warranted?

My Understanding of Downvotes and Upvotes It was my understanding that using downvotes and upvotes was the right way to: increase visibility of valid and high-quality answers, decrease visibility of ...
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Downvote answers to questions that should be closed?

A recent question was a common duplicate. (16 duplicate questions were posted in the comments!) Based on my experience that it's hard to get a question deleted when it has answers (especially upvoted ...
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2answers
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Is “doesn't work for me” a reasonable reason to downvote an answer?

Related: Why do you cast downvotes on answers? Is it now discouraged to ask for reasons for downvotes as a comment? I am new here and trying not to get into trouble in my struggle to reach 15 ...
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4answers
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Guide for Upvoting and Downvoting

I've read the FAQs on SO and meta SO, and still am not fully clear on what deserves upvotes and downvotes. Could someone point to a guide for these things? Here are some examples of questions and ...
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Proper reasons to downvote a question?

Coming to the site, it seemed that downvotes are obvious for questions that are wildly off-topic or simply a mess (no effort in writing, badly written, unclear question, pretentious assumptions, clear ...
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2answers
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When is voting on an answer based on the poster appropriate?

If a question is a simple question, then it can garner downvotes, close votes, and be deleted. Perhaps it enters the new triage queue. I think that is appropriate. However, in one of the larger posts ...
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4answers
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What do votes mean?

I have read that reputation does not reflect technical skill. What is the purpose/meaning of reputation then? What do you mean when you vote? Isn't there any technical-skill overtone in your votes?...
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Downvotes are primarily opinion-based

Recently I had a bad experience on workplace.stackexchange.com where my answer got a couple of up, but in total more down-votes. Personally I think this is not because my answer is bad, but due to the ...
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2answers
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When downvoting answer display prompt of reasons similar to flagging reasons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes This entire process would be voluntary, the user wouldn't be forced to do anything. They could downvote the question or answer and be ...
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2answers
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Do users get points or something for off voting a question? Because that's all I see here [closed]

Whenever I ask a question users off vote it or comment about how bad the question is rather than answering it. I see some really experienced users trying to answer but are backed off because of ...

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