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When to downvote, when to close vote, when to do both? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downvotes versus close votes on questions I know, we have lots of posts here on this subject. I would, nonetheless, find it helpful to see what the management and other ...
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Feature Request: prevent downvote AND close vote [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it's a good idea to allow casting close votes AND down votes. Usually, when a user casts a close vote, they will also cast a downvote. This obviously doesn't happen all the time, ...
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When to downvote? How can we tell if a person is lazy or just a noob?

Amendment after accepting answer: The point that came across after discussion and reading through meta is that we downvote bad questions/answers regardless whether the person is a noob (to SO or ...
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Closing/Migrating question instructions/guidance [closed]

What does it mean to "close" a question? How/when can I vote to close questions? When should I vote to close questions? When should I not vote to close questions?
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What could be done to stop the misuse of the spam and offensive flags?

I have finally reached 10k on stackoverflow and since then got into the habit of taking a look at the flagged posts every once in a while. A surprising and recurring theme among posts flagged as spam ...
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Downvote with no explanation

I find it quite irritating and not beneficial at all, when someone downvotes my question without any comment to say why. The current question is this, but I have seen this situation on many other ...
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2answers
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Questions with incomplete information - downvote or close?

Consider a question where: It is clear what is being asked More information (code and/or stack traces) is needed to give anyone a realistic chance of answering the question The asker is not ...
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How to raise close flag multiple times

I raised a close flag for this question. I flagged it as should be closed -> unclear what you're asking. The downvotes show that there is actually something wrong with the question. Unfortunately the ...
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Quick downvote — no views — quick close: Backfiring formula?

*[<-- first downvote in seconds; 2nd in (2 minutes?). after 5 minutes, 8 views -4 votes * As a result the answers and discussion below only focused on an example I posted rather than the question: ...
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How are down and close voting going together?

If I decide to close vote a question as off topic for a specific site, I almost always give it a down vote along. My reasoning is that identified off topic questions aren't useful for that site at all....