Questions tagged [down-votes]

Questions specific to down-votes, the community's way of telling peers that their content can be improved. Down-votes on meta site have different meanings.

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Is it okay to delete questions that get poorly received? [duplicate]

I've recently learned about "Help Vampires" as a concept. It's something that's easy to forget about until I see a -1 attach to a question I ask on Stack Overflow, and I instantly feel the ...
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Can I ask on any of the meta sites for help in improving my questions? [duplicate]

When my question gets down voted, I always ask why my question got down-voted in the question's comments. I don't always receive a response and this leaves me confused. If I do not get a reason behind ...
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What happens if I delete a question/answer with downvotes? [duplicate]

If a question or answer is downvoted then we lose reputation points. Will I get back my reputation points if I delete that particular question or answer? (A question regarding upvotes is already asked ...
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Notification when a downvote cost is refunded [duplicate]

When I downvote an answer, it costs me 1 reputation point. When that answer is deleted, the reputation cost due to downvoting is refunded. When that happens, every once in a while I get a ‘+1’ badge ...
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Why do I get so many downvotes? [duplicate]

I am new and getting lots of downvotes. Can you see what I did wrong in these two examples? Help would be very much appreciated. Show your work: one simple trick to make meta effective Posts ...
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Should questions with bounties have same `user shared attempt` requirements (regarding downvoting and closure)? [duplicate]

I saw this post but didn't think it addressed this question. I'm relatively new to being an answer producer at Stack Overflow. I've learned that answering possible duplicates (instead of voting for ...
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Ask moderators to undo my votes or make them upvotes

I have downvoted some answers or questions in Stack Overflow that now that I see, my choice was not right and I should either make them neutral or upvote. I read in another Meta Q&A regarding this ...
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What should one do if they are being targeted by a single individual? [duplicate]

For the past few months, every one of my questions (total of eight) have been downvoted almost immediately after posting.  If they are poorly written questions or even if asking a question for ...
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Is there a bias against using the “answer your own question” feature?

I had a question. As I was researching it while drafting it, I found more and more relevant information that I incorporated into my question. It came to the point where it felt like I was answering ...
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Please revisit the downvote/upvote tooltips on meta sites

The tooltips on all sites, including Meta sites, currently read as follows: Question upvote: "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear" Question downvote: "This ...
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Is it typical for self-answered questions to be downvoted? [duplicate]

As a habit, I have always tried to answer my own questions on Stack Overflow and other sites if no one provided an answer, and I later found the answer myself. I consider this to be essential to ...
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Please close voting system for “feature request” questions or at least replace it with something else

A statement by an SE user: On meta-, down-votes don't necessarily mean that it is a bad question. Down-votes (on meta) can also signify that you don't agree with the premise. Well, imagine a feature ...
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How can I view how many downvotes I received on my questions across the SE network?

I wonder how I can view how many downvotes I received on my questions across the SE network.
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Can clicking on a negatively-received post remove the graying-out on both the content *and* the comments?

This post was marked status-completed - and it is, to a degree. But clicking on a post with a score of -3 (or -7) or lower doesn't remove the grayness on the comments underneath the post, only the ...
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Should we disallow downvotes for first question if vote total is 0? [duplicate]

In order to be nicer to new participants I think it could be nice if they should not experience a negative vote total for the first question. I think it is one of the most discouraging things to ...
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Rethinking when to block users from posting questions

Stack Exchange allows users to both upvote and downvote posts, but how this is implemented right now is a double-edged sword. If a user received too many downvotes in a period of time they will be ...
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Am I a Moocher? If so, what can I do about it? [duplicate]

I am sorry to say my answer to question ratio is not very good. It is not because I don't enjoy helping others, but just because I don't have the expertise of many of the other members. I have no ...
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Mark Self Answered postings accordingly

Summary I think it would be beneficial to mark self answered posts, where people only "ask" the question in order to share their knowledge/findings, in a way so that it is obvious to ...
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Setting a benchmark on negative marking on question/answer for auto delete

Just a thought: Shouldn't there be a way, if a benchmark is been set for vote-down and on basis of that, the particular post should be hidden/deleted/disappear from the list and looks clean with no ...
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What if I learn I downvoted an answer that preceded edits to the question?

I got a question in my review queue, saw a bad answer, and downvoted it with a comment politely explaining why. The answerer politely told me that his answer was more appropriate before the question ...
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Can I show that I'll not retaliate upon negative feedback? Am I being trolled/harassed?

Within the last year or two (* see correction), when I post a question on the various Stack Exchange sites, it usually gets a downvote within about two minutes. At first I thought I was somehow ...
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Do the upvotes/downvotes shown on the profile page and in SEDE include votes on the deleted posts?

Information about number of up/downvotes cast by a specific users is displayed both in the user's profile and is also available in SEDE. In the user profile, it is in the part "votes cast" ...
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Implicitly start following by downvote

I read Encouraging people to explain downvotes, its answers, some of the comments and later searching for it: I didn't find anyone mentioning the Follow feature that's available since March (updated ...
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Reputation and post deletion: Saving rep from downvotes

In my most downvoted question/lowest scored question, I had these words in it: My relations with reputation is something that should be dealt with at all times. I have had some struggles with losing ...
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What should I do with my post on logos?

I posted Logos and their representation and it seems like the community doesn't support it: Now I read the downvote reason, and clearly they voted the question for it being useless. However, someone ...
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What would be the impact of downvoting a question because you disagree with it?

It seems to me that when there is a topic that involves strong emotions, people will use the (down)vote to express their disagreement with the content of the question, regardless of whether the ...
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Are moderators allowed by the Stack Exchange anti-serial-downvote script to serial downvote more than regular users?

I got serial downvoted by a moderator on the Web Applications SE: To my surprise, the downvotes didn't get reversed by the Stack Exchange anti-serial-downvote script. My prior experience with getting ...
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What is the best response to explicit, self-admitted revenge downvotes? [duplicate]

I found a number of questions on Meta relating to revenge downvoting, but most of them were discussing the situation in which a user suddenly receives a deluge of malicious downvotes. My situation is ...
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Hide votes for self-answered by community wiki questions for a few hours

Don't start reading this with a pre-conceived idea. I know similar topics have been discussed before. You want to share some piece of knowledge you've been searching for. You finally took the time to ...
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On downvotes, or more precisely, why people downvote things

After seeing the downvotes survey and, honestly, being very surprised that downvotes are targeted again, I took the initiative to sign up as a completely new user on SO, to understand, in my own way, ...
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Will upvoting again when my upvotes were somehow removed make me banned from Q&A? [duplicate]

I've gone through the following questions: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? Question on reasoning behind auto-'ban' From ...
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Be more proactive when a user continuously downvotes another user

Stack Exchange should be more proactive when a user continuously downvotes another user. Example: I saw on https://travel.stackexchange.com/users/1810?tab=reputation: This was triggered by the "...
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Clicking on a negatively-received, grayed-out answer no longer permanently removes the graying-out

Answers that are of sufficient negative score are grayed out when viewed. If one wants to more easily read the answer, they can mouse over the answer content, and it will no longer be grayed out for ...
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Temporarily negative all-time reputation

There are quite a few posts on here on meta about negative reputation, that received downvotes as they confused time-interval reputation (weekly, monthly, yearly) with all-time reputation. All time ...
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How to deal with nonsensical answers?

Sometimes when I ask a question, I get an answer which is very weird or even blatantly false (at least I think so). On one hand, it should probably go in the red as it may lead some users astray (...
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Explaining downvotes, a new take on things

We have seen a lot of discussion around explaining downvotes over the years, and not all were well received. We even got to a point that we now have a separate question about why these topics are ill ...
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Is a question deleted automatically once the downvote threshold has been met? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question in the wrong place (which has since been closed), and as a result my reputation has suffered a bombardment of downvotes. Ok, oops, wrong place, but now I cant even delete ...
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How can I associate a downvote with an already existing comment? [duplicate]

I am not sure whether this is a help request or a feature request, so I'm (at first) asking for help. Often, when I downvote a question/answer and a message "Please consider adding a comment if ...
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Why are negative counts in the achievement dialog sometimes shown, but not always? [duplicate]

Close voters: Why do reputation drops not highlight the Achievements icon? does not address the question "When are negative counts in the achievement dialog supposed to be shown in the top row? ...
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What happens to highly downvoted answers?

Does anything other than appearing lower on the page happen to downvoted answers? I had thought that sufficiently downvoted answers get set to moderator review or get hidden altogether, but I haven’t ...
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What happened to the rule that one can only downvote posts in a 2:1 ratio with their upvotes?

In March 2010, Stack Exchange announced major changes to reputation and voting rules, most notably, that upvotes on questions would be devalued to 5 reputation (a change that was later reverted). ...
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Ask for confirmation when down voting a question or an answer

When question or an answer is down voted can we have a confirmation popup asking user if they are certain? The same would apply if it was a star rating system when giving a 1 star out of 5. The ...
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Can all “high activity” sites have the same score threshold for blurring of downvoted answers on their Metas?

In response to this old feature request to lower the score threshold at which answers are blurred here on Meta SE, @Shog9 replied (emphasis mine): I've lowered the threshold to -8 for consistency ...
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Cannot make a comment that contains the characters “-1”

I was trying to comment on this question. I did not downvote the question, but the comment was rejected on the grounds that I should not comment on my downvote. I was using -1 in the context of the ...
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Spam flags not automatically downvoting

Usually, flagging as spam will generate automatic downvotes. This morning on Super User I noticed this wasn't happening. This is one that was deleted quite quickly, but still only shows -2, one of ...
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How did I get a downvote just as the question was posted?

I have just posted a question Meta, and, as soon as I submitted it, I saw that it already has a downvote. Surely, this must be an error. Nobody has had the chance to read it yet. The question is: How ...
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Why are downvotes automatically removed? [duplicate]

Yesterday I downvoted a question for being unclear. Today I received a notification "Question Undownvoted". Does the system undownvote questions/answers automatically? Did someone vote it up and was ...
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Is it right to downvote answers to questions which show little to no effort? [duplicate]

Is it justified to downvote a complete answer to a question which does not show much effort on the asker's part toward solving the question? I believe this is a question applicable to most problem-...
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Why was my recurring question about suggestions for Winter Bash 2020 received so negatively? [closed]

Recently, I asked Suggestions for Winter Bash 2020, which is a recurring yearly question asking for suggestions about the next year's Winter Bash (or other winter celebration). It is a recurring ...
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What is a statistically significant number of up-votes?

Up-votes and down-votes are intended to indicate whether the Stack Exchange community feels a particular answer "is useful", as explained in the FAQ: "When should I vote?". How many up-votes does an ...

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