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Does it make sense to keep downvoting a question that has been accepted? [duplicate]

I asked an honest question yesterday (my second ever on meta), and was dissapointed albeit unsurprised to be met with 6 downvotes -- many of which came after I accepted the answer. As soon as the ...
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1answer
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Can you help me understand why my answer got down-voted on SO? [duplicate]

I felt like I fully answered a question somebody had, but I still got down-voted. I think it's because what they asked was not a recommended practice, but I don't understand why my answer was down-...
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Block downvoting a closed question [duplicate]

I think it shouldn't be possible to up or down vote a closed question. Here is an example: Ask a stupid off topic question, and ask someone to quickly answer it before it is closed by moderator. You ...
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What to do with a question with nine downvotes? [duplicate]

Recently I got nine downvotes for one of my questions which I think is OK to be asked in Stack Overflow: Is the preprocessor macro "#define TRUE FALSE'" valid? The question is on ...
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Advice on rehabilitating an unpopular Meta question (or not) [duplicate]

I recently submitted an MSO discussion question. In very short order it has been downvoted to the point where it appears on the rogues gallery of downvoted questions (i.e. the last page of questions ...
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Question getting downvoted, but unable to delete the question, 2 years later [duplicate]

I've started getting downvoted, for some reason, on a 2-3 year old question here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6430756/why-does-basic-and-related-languages-use-then-rather-than-than-in-...
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Suggestion was tagged with status-declined and keep getting downvotes [duplicate]

I know that here on meta, downvoting mean disagree, but why the people continue downvoting it even after it already was declined? The OP admited that the suggestion was bad and asked for sorry, but ...
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Single Unpopular Question eats all reputations and limits low rep users [duplicate]

I have notices that sometimes a single unpopular question eats all user reputation, for users with less reputation, it may lower their reputation so that they can't even downvote or they loss other ...
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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a community wiki user: (In fact, this very question is one of them) Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki posts ...
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Is “Don't do it” a valid answer?

If someone asks how to do XYZ, and you think doing XYZ at all is a Bad Idea™, is it valid to post an answer saying so? You aren't answering the question, but instead, arguing the question's validity. ...
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Should Programmers.SE exist? [closed]

Edit Wow I got royally lynched for this. Please see the accepted answer which illustrates the reasons for Programmers to exist pretty well. I'd like to say for the record I stand corrected - ...
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Punishment for people trying to learn SO etiquette

I understand why this question was marked as a duplicate, but the huge torrent of downvotes seems completely unwarranted. I also understand the general atmosphere of Stack Overflow isn't really new-...
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When should we be enforcing the affiliation requirement?

The FAQ for this states: Post good, relevant answers, and if some (but not all) happen to be about your product or website, so be it. However, you must disclose your affiliation in your answers. I'...
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2answers
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Is this really the appropriate response to a “helpful” flag?

This is what I just got to a flag that I put on an old dumb question of mine I wrote: Can this please be deleted? It is old and irrelevant. Thank you. And it would have been fine if it was just ...
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3answers
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“More linked questions” view does not show all linked questions

I have a favourite canonical question for PDO problems, "How to squeeze error message out of PDO?" It's been used many dozens of times, as the "linked" column on that question shows. In fact, there ...
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Additional requirement for Steward or Reviewer badge to help new reviewers learn about using “Skip”

I propose to add a requirement for the steward-badge or reviewer-badge to help reviewers "Learn to love that Skip button". I believe that ignoring "Skip" in current badge requirements tends to ...
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3answers
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About new downvote policy on meta

Recently, downvoting on questions became free. This made a lot of sense to me in SO, however in meta it might not be the case. In SO the quality of a question is in general independent from the ...
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Remove Disciplined Badge

Disciplined Badge: Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher. I don't see how this badge affects the community in a positive way, and it might be doing more harm to the community than good. Even ...
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2answers
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Why do members strive to find mistakes in questions rather than actually striving on answering questions?

I have been on Stack Overflow and other similar sites in the Stack Exchange network for some time and one of the very irritating things I have noticed is that most members actually strive to flag the ...
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3answers
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Flag as off-topic-->SO on MSO?

Every day I see a post on MSO that belongs on SO. When I try to flag it, I don't see the option "off-topic-->StackOverflow". As a result, these questions tend to get closed instead of migrated after I ...
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5answers
375 views

If you edit an answer, you should not be allowed to change your vote

I know that if your answer is edited, that you are then allowed to change your vote. However, if you are the person who edits the answer, should you be allowed to change your vote? The reason why I ...
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How can I cut my reputation losses?

I have asked a question, with good intentions, but it seems that it was totally not welcomed by the community. So, how can I cut the reputation losses from that question? It has an answer, so I can't ...
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1answer
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Are questionnaires permitted on Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

Is it OK to post a questionnaire on Stack Exchange sites? I'm currently working on a project at my uni and need some empirical information about workouts. I want to explain more about the project, ...
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2answers
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Down vote a question which belongs to other SE site

I have seen many questions on Stack Overflow and other sites on Area 51. I found that people use to down vote a question if it isn't related to that particular site but related to other Stack Exchange ...
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Should we reduce the required reputation to review close votes? [duplicate]

I have tried to find a duplicate of the question but not able to. so please excuse me if there is a duplicate of this. This is my suggestion that we should reduce reputation cap require to review "...
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1answer
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How to hide negative reputation in the reputation history? [duplicate]

I want to hide negative reputation which appears in the reputation history. I want to know the settings do so. Edited: Don't throw away all votes when a user is deleted This was the answer i ...
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Why automatically upvoting all answers with 0 votes by users with a reputation >10000 is a bad idea

This came up once as an idea to improve SO: Experienced users' answers should be shown above answers of new users. Giving all answers with no votes a free upvote on all Users with at least 10.000 ...
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3answers
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Is downvote piling really necessary? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question about the usage of goto in Java. I, now, understand that it was not fit of SO's Q&A and therefore, should have been closed and downvoted to indicate that it was not ...
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1answer
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New badge suggestion: “Wise helper”

I was looking at high rep user profile on the SE site I use a lot and I found one that had around 30k rep... and has asked no questions! I know that user, he always answers with many details, plus I ...
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3answers
361 views

How about a polling question? [duplicate]

Alright, we all know polls are bad, evil, no good, rotten garbage and they have no place on the Stack Exchange network. And yet... ...it seems to be working pretty darn well over at TeX Meta. Brief ...

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