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Communicate with Anonymous Voters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature request: @Downvoter sends a notification to all downvoters for your post I just got this answer downvoted. I couldn't care less about the negative vote, but I would ...
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Address the downvoter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature request: @Downvoter sends a notification to all downvoters for your post Is it possible to address the downvoter in a comment like @downvoter? As some people vote down ...
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How do I Contact the downvoter [duplicate]

I have posted an answer for this question: implementing OnItemClickListener, but onItemClick doesn't work At the time I posted the answer the questioner set the onClick Listener for the button, ...
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New voting idea: “WHY” [duplicate]

Occasionally I get a downvote. Just a downvote. No comments, or other type of feedback whatsoever... and i think that it is frustrating. I mean, i like my points, i dont have many, so i cherish every-...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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Allow an edit to notify downvoters: “I think I've fixed the issue now - please check”

To me, a downvote usually indicates a problem with an answer. When I downvote it's to mark the answer as having a problem, not the person. If the answer is fixed, I want to remove that downvote - but ...
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How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean ...
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To Downvote or Not to Downvote…or to Wait?

Apologies if this has been covered. It's extremely difficult to search for questions on downvotes on meta. I very recently had an exchange with a user where I was told I was "known to be a downvoter"...
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Is it now discouraged to ask for reasons for downvotes as a comment?

I've noticed on the tools section that several comments from posters asking why their post has been downvoted are being flagged. Is it now considered bad form to ask for downvote-reasons? Is the ...
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Should you be notified if something you vote on is edited? Why can you change your vote after something's been edited?

I've read that you can change your vote after something you've voted on has been edited. I didn't find any discussion about how you would know an item you voted on had been edited. Does this ...
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Usernames ending in “json” cause trouble

When you visit a user's profile page, the actual username in the URL isn't supposed to matter. For example, all these URLs go to the same place: https://stackoverflow.com/users/1/jeff-atwood https://...
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One-flag deletion of “@downvoter”, “Why downvote?” and similar comments

Consensus seems to be that comments addressing downvoters, or complaining about downvotes, or asking for explanation of downvotes, are useless: @Downvoter sends a notification to all downvoters for ...
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Can we please also support Google Plus syntax for mentions?

Can we please also get Google Plus style mentions on the Stack Exchange network? It's purely a matter of convenience for me, and I'm sure I'll get over it, but using Google+ has taught my finger ...
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Self-contradictory closing reason

The new closing off-topic description is self-contradictory: This question was caused by a problem that can't be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While similar questions may be on-topic ...
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What to do after a well-deserved downvote (after editing to fix)?

I was downvoted correctly on an answer I wrote that lacked some key information. I made the appropriate edit and left a comment explaining that I had edited the answer. I'm not begrudging the original ...

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