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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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20answers
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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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1answer
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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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10answers
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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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2answers
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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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5answers
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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Do down-voters get my request for comment comments?

I recently posted a question that I put significant effort into. The problem I was having was complex, and I posted a significant amount of code. I included links to pages that I tried using, and ...
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1answer
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Encourage editing downvoted Questions and Answers

The problem is that once you downvote a post, the odds that you constantly check for improvements to reverse the downvote of the post are close to nonexistent. I think that by implementing the ...
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1answer
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When I hover over a comment, please change the background color of its parent post and all replies

Problem: When a post has dozens of comments (like this post does), it can be hard to tell which comment is a reply to which. My proposed solution: When I hover my mouse over a comment, please ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
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Having a way to anonymously contact a downvoter

When connecting on SO this morning, I was informed that one of my old answers got a downvote. What happened was that the original question was incorrectly edited and the tag c++ was removed from the ...

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