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Should I downvote a duplicate question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we downvote duplicates? The FAQ specifies that: Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is ...
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Why a question is not deleted rather than closed after being determined as unhelpful [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we downvote duplicates? I posted a question which was down voted as people say the concept is not good for Q&A sites. I supported them. The question was then closed ...
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Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
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Request: Don't delete duplicate questions with unique titles and please think twice before downvoting them

Judging by the score, it seems a sizable number of users appear to disagree with the request. The downvotes don't bother me, they don't, but I would like to be sure that everyone is on the same page ...
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Shouldn't we increase the downvote cost? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downvotes appear to be pure evil Recently I've been frequently facing questions (mostly by new users) that are not smart but not so bad to be downvoted, but they are downvoted ...
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What can we do about duplicate downvoting?

I understand why we mark questions as duplicates and close them-- it makes sense. However, I don't think downvotes and duplicates should go hand in hand, which is how the system currently works. ...
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Should I downvote a low quality question if it's already been closed? [duplicate]

In general, if a bad question has already been closed (not necessarily for being a duplicate, but, e.g., for being off-topic), and it already has a negative vote score, is it meaningful to further add ...
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Do people downvote duplicates? [duplicate]

Do people down vote questions simply because the question is a duplicate of another question? I've noticed that this seems to be the case as a lot of duplicate questions are always in the negative. ...
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Any Pattern in Voting of Duplicates?

I am interested to know if there is a pattern in voting of duplicate questions. Look at the question here. It has 33 upvotes. The same question duplicated here has 9 downvotes. Keeping aside the ...
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Should the duplicate link inserted by the Community user count as an edit regarding votes?

I upvoted a question, it later got closed as a duplicate so I wanted to undo my vote and it was locked. Shouldn't the insertion of that content count as an edit? Or even the act of being closed (as ...