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Is it right to downvote answers to questions which show little to no effort? [duplicate]

Is it justified to downvote a complete answer to a question which does not show much effort on the asker's part toward solving the question? I believe this is a question applicable to most problem-...
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Protocol for responding to a hasty-candidate down vote? [duplicate]

Situation I posted a question. Fairly quickly, there was a comment "not reproducible" and a downvote. On its face, the downvote would appear to be from the commenter, and that there was a single ...
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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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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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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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Rules of downvoting an answer [duplicate]

Are there any rules for downvoting an answer?! AFAIK, you can/should downvote If the answer doesn't solve the OP's problem If the answer suggests the use of a incorrect method If the answer is ...
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What are the bad reasons for downvoting? [duplicate]

I had answered a question some time back... and there was another better answer for that question, but mine got accepted and initially there were some upvotes for it... But sometime later it started ...
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Why do good answers get downvoted? [duplicate]

I've recently noticed this answer got a down-vote. A lot of good answers contain one, or two down-votes. Now I realize this is how the system works, and that other users are entitled to have their ...
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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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How to interpret downvote [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do you cast downvotes on answers? Proper reasons to downvote a question? I recently got a downvote for a question. Now I know this happens constantly, even to people ...
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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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When should I vote?

I have seen a few questions here on Meta Stack Exchange that cover parts of this, but they are often too local, and none of them seem to cover all the relevant scenarios. I will break it up ...
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Is it good practice to refrain from downvoting competing answers?

First of all: I'm not asking that downvoting competing answers should be prevented by the system (there are tons of duplicates regarding this), I'm asking whether you should do it or not. I have this ...
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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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What is downvoting really for? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Guide for Upvoting and Downvoting Why do you cast downvotes on answers? It seems as though the definition on what should be downvoted changes daily. I've always kind of ...

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