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About flagging “Why the downvote?” comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it now discouraged to ask for reasons for downvotes as a comment? I see many comments asking for downvoting explanation being flagged. I understand those comments could ...
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Is it bad form to ask for an explanation of a downvote to an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it now discouraged to ask for reasons for downvotes as a comment? A few hours ago, an answer of mine was downvoted, with no explanation. I left a comment that was along the ...
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0answers
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@Downvoter: Care to comment? [duplicate]

From time to time I see (or write it myself) a comment like this: @Downvoter: Care to comment? asking the downvoter why he/she downvoted a (in the OP's opinion) good answer. Are such comments ...
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0answers
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Is it bad to ask in the comments why you got down voted on an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it now discouraged to ask for reasons for downvotes as a comment? Is it bad to ask in the comments why you got down voted on an answer? Just wondering because I would like ...
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2answers
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Should 'drive by' downvoting be more effectively caught?

I have an answer that I'm certain is technically correct. However, it continues to be downvoted. The answer has already been noted in comments on other answers to be better. It goes more in-depth than ...
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8answers
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@Downvoter sends a notification to all downvoters for your post

Similar to the new @user feature, I am interested in a feature wherein if I preface a comment to one of my own posts with "@Downvoters", a notification would be sent to all users that downvoted that ...
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5answers
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What should we do about users adding nonsense to question just to meet quality standards?

I just came across this question on Super User. The user wanted a SSL VPN client and proceeded to ask: "Is there any (free) SSL VPN Client for Windows?" obviously this question is too short and ...
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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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5answers
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Explaining Moderation Actions

I've noticed over the few years that I've participated on Stack Exchange websites that moderators and moderation behavior in general is rather secretive, in that moderators take action with little or ...
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2answers
187 views

Is “doesn't work for me” a reasonable reason to downvote an answer?

Related: Why do you cast downvotes on answers? Is it now discouraged to ask for reasons for downvotes as a comment? I am new here and trying not to get into trouble in my struggle to reach 15 ...
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1answer
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Could angle brackets be escaped for everything not on a permitted HTML tag whitelist? [duplicate]

In this question, I noticed that the code I had pasted in a <pre> (should I really be going through the manual labor to indent four lines) wasn't displaying crucial parts of the raw source. ...
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1answer
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How to get votes cast by a user

I want to query the upvotes and downvotes that have been cast by a person. Is there an API call for that? (I don't see one on the API docs.) If there isn't a call for that, could this be achieved ...