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How do I alert admins about potential vengeful behavior? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting I have had four or five down-votes in the past few days on answers that I thought ...
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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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Why not allow downvote only with at least an anonymous comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Leaving an anonymous comment when voting. Encouraging people to explain down-votes People downvote with no comments, gives no idea what is wrong with an answer or ...
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Provide (optional) anonymous reasoning field for down-votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Leaving an anonymous comment when voting. Extending the "Please consider adding a comment..." reminder with a comment field bellow which allows to leave an anonymous ...
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Getting notified when we are downvoted [duplicate]

From your comments below I think there are some points in my question that needs clarification: By downvote I mean the negative rep on the question starting from (-1) that conveys that the question ...
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Downvoter anonymous reply feature [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting I've seen many cases where a person downvotes a question/answer and by the means of comments the author requests reason ...
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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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34 answers
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Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?

Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
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28 answers
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Why do you cast downvotes on answers?

This is a question which started off with a comment, then turned into an answer, and now it's a question in its own right (as suggested by Jeff). I'm not sure where it could go from here :) It's ...
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23 answers
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Should downvotes on questions be "free"?

As I'm sure you all know, downvotes "cost" 1 reputation. That is, every time you downvote: -2 to post owner -1 to you This is done to make sure downvotes are cast only when you feel ...
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9 answers
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Shouldn't anonymous serial downvoters be banned from SO?

There was a discussion about unexplained anonymous serial down-voting in the C++ room this morning (starting here). The user affected by it explained it to me thus: It started on a particular Q, ...
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The answer to tactical downvoting problem?

As we know, the tactical downvoting (I'm talking especially about SO, as I don't know about other sites) is more and more becoming a serious problem, as I see, the community can't stop this behavior ...
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4 answers
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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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7 answers
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Haterade being poured on questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we please be a bit nicer to the noobs? I don't know if people had read the FAQ over at StackOverflow but, it really seems that people that are answering questions are ...
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What do I do when I think someone downvotes because of jealousy?

I think that someone downvoted me after becoming jealous because I pointed out that if possible you should not wait in a loop but instead use the system's sleep( int ) function. I downvoted him and ...
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