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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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Make it cost more to downvote without comment; make it hurt to leave a crap comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Penalise Downvotes without Comment / Reward Downvotes with Comments In the spirit of "encouraging" people to leave comments on downvoting, I would propose that if ...
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Proposal to encourage but not require comments when downvoting by change point values [duplicate]

It is pretty well common consensus on Stack Exchange that down-voting without commenting is not ideal, but shouldn't be stopped either. This link for example, talks about the policy. I would like to ...
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Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting

I don't know if people don't explain why they up or down vote because they don't care or because they don't want the person to know they voted on an answer (or question)... But, it might be nice to be ...
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Why are people afraid of downvotes?

I am starting to see more people use wiki answers and questions in what "seems" like to prevent rep loss from downvote. There seems to be wiki use for no reason sometimes. Are people that afraid of a ...
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So annoyed with no-comment, vindictive downvoting [duplicate]

I have been so annoyed recently by people who downvote my answers with no comments. Usually it falls into one of two categories The asker is asking a question that is inherently impossible or ...
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Statler and Waldorf badge for explaining downvotes

This badge would be for people who have left comments in roughly 20 questions or answers they've downvoted. It'll encourage people to explain why they're downvoting without forcing them to do so. (...
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Different implementation of downvoting: require comments

OK, I know this has been discussed before many, many times but I'd like to make a new suggestion. Problem: drive-by downvoting - people downvote without explaining why. And when you downvote, ...
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Proposal: Require anonymous comment with downvotes [duplicate]

Note: this proposal is the similar to a low-voted response to Encouraging people to explain downvotes, added (by someone else) after the question was resolved. The problem: downvotes without comments ...
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Should downvoters be identified?

There have been a number of questions here because people are unhappy with unexplained (and sometimes seemingly inexplicable) downvotes. Some are linked from here... Penalise Downvotes without ...
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Little idea for people taking responsibility/providing an explanation for down-voting [closed]

Is there any way to complain about getting downvoted? Threads like the above are one of many that make it clear that the anonymous nature of down-voting sometimes causes a heated discussion as to why ...
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temporal Anti-badges with negative side effects to discourage bad behaviour

The idea is to "award" temporal anti-badges for bad behaviour, which will be removed when some kind of penance has been done. [edit One could even include side effect which activate some constraints.] ...
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Considerations for improving Down Voting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: So annoyed with no-comment, vindictive downvoting I know this is a well traveled subject, and I've read that even Jeff's sentiments have vacillated on the subject. Like many ...
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Is it correct to mark these two questions as a duplicate?

The first one is about "encouraging" people to leave comments on downvotes and is marked as status-completed. The second one is about "mandatory" comments on downvotes and is speaking of a feature ...
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Change Down Voting to Require Comment for Why & Change Flag to Report [duplicate]

I personally think down voting is not very useful, and should be replaced with a report abuse option. (Please see update at bottom for change to feature request based on feedback. Leaving details ...

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