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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What is the best response to explicit, self-admitted revenge downvotes?

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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Display reputation decreases in the Achievements trophy icon [duplicate]

Can we make it so a downvote, or other reputation decrease will highlight the Achievements trophy icon, or alert you in some other way? A downvote might mean there is a problem with your post such as ...
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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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Return the - 1 reputation hit for downvoting a question

Now that we've raised the reward for asking a good question, why don't we revert the other change to question votes and deduct 1 reputation from someone downvoting a question? I think this would help ...
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Show popup when trying to downvote a spam post

I know this has been said many times, Don't downvote spam, flag it!, but still spam is being bombed with downvotes, why? Can we do something to prevent this? For reference, this post says: The ...
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How many posts are downvoted without a comment?

A returning theme on our beautiful and productive Meta sites is the topic on downvoting without leaving a comment. Yes, that is a bit cheeky and admit it: you've done that as well. In a recent post ...
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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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Serial down voting those who write serially bad answers

I'm concerned about whether my own pattern of behaviour might be interpreted as serially down-voting another user. But I find myself conflicted about whether to continue or not because I am NOT down-...
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Making valid use of comments containing “-1”

I am trying to check if there are good/valid uses of "-1" comments. I know this is not valid: -1: Bad post. But is this okay? With all due respect, I don't think this is a very helpful ...
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Do you think banning for people not upvoting your question should be a thing? [closed]

I'll explain myself better... There is a funny ban feature on Stack Overflow that bans you if your questions aren't well received by the community. Now.. let's define "aren't well received": A non ...
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Why wasn't reputation loss on downvoted questions doubled as well?

The official reasoning behind doubling the reward for question upvotes from +5 to +10 was - when I understood it correctly - SE (inc.) wants to encourage the community to generate more "good" ...
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Will downvoting a question cost reputation?

This is a rather obvious question so I guess it is probably a duplicate, but I couldn't find anything myself. With the recent changes, will downvoting a question cost -1 rep point, as it does ...
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There seems to be no downvote rep cap

It appears to me that there is no downvote rep-cap. There are some users who during the recent events have lost a lot more than 200 rep in a single day. How's that possible that there is no such ...
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Reputation increase after daily reputation reached if a downvoted answer gets deleted

I've seen this happening several times: I downvote an answer (and thereby my reputation decreases by one point); I reach the daily reputation limit; the answer that I downvoted gets deleted (or I ...
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A Question on Bounty Hunters [closed]

I have over the years had many questions on Math Overflow and Latex and some on Christianity, and there have been few problems. Why is it that now on History, Philosophy and English Language & ...
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What is the threshold for hiding questions on the main page of main sites, local metas, and MSE? [duplicate]

I've looked around at various questions, but I haven't found a clear place where this is documented. When posts reach a certain (low) score, a post will stop showing up on the main page of whatever ...
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Is the reputation system still valid on Meta? [duplicate]

I see people asking similar questions since the beginning of Stack Exchange, for different reasons. What I think, especially after the latest events, seeing up and downvotes as a way to agree or ...
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How are old post edits from question banned reviewed? [duplicate]

I just got question banned from Stack Overflow this afternoon, sadly. I read through the FAQ on that, and it suggests editing old posts to improve them. My first question is: How exactly is that ...
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Should we discourage gang mentality with a home page deactivation grace period?

The accumulation of votes is never linear, when we instantly remove a question from the active list for reaching a -4 score we create a system whereby only a couple users can collaborate to push a ...
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How does downvoting impact a post view count?

If a question accumulates downvotes, does the post receive any more or less attention? I am aware of the Twitter Bot which increases exposure for high-score posts. I am wondering if there is a ...
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How do downvoted questions/announcements affect staff/moderators?

I have some technical questions about this hot post here: Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes (I have avoided voting on this post specifically because I want to remain ...
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“Your vote has been recorded and it affects this post’s ranking ” - Stack Overflow's new message about downvoting a question [duplicate]

Thanks for your vote! Your vote has been recorded and it affects this post’s ranking. Since this post’s score is below -1, your vote will not be displayed. Please consider adding a comment if you ...
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Why Are Meta Stack Exchange Downvotes Mechanically Different? [duplicate]

I seem to have been ambushed by a subtle difference: elsewhere, Meta seemed to be about discussing solutions and expressing one's agreement or disagreement with them by upvotes or downvotes, with the ...
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The Exact Use Of Question Upvotes And A Suggestion On Question Downvotes

I was wondering why there is question upvotes. The obvious reason would be that the question is useful, clear, and has a positive impact towards the community. Also, the question asker has researched ...
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Does downvoting an answer on Meta cost rep now? [duplicate]

I recently (an hour or so ago) downvoted this answer (which had been at a score of 0 before my downvote, in case that's relevant), and I saw my Meta.SE rep go from 101 to 100 (and got a notification ...
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Make negative score answers unacceptable

On politics.SE it happens annoyingly enough that someone asks a question which seems ok (i.e neutral and objective enough), but then they accept a hugely downvoted answer, e.g -20 relative score. ...
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Strange course of actions with migrated and deleted question

Can someone please explain the course of actions with this question for me: Stack Overflow - Developer Story Tab It's the second time I see that now within a week. The question received a (...
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Is a downvote legitimate if the voter's lack of knowledge is what makes the question unclear? [duplicate]

If a question is unclear to a person on this site, but is actually a well formed, concise question to someone with the correct background knowledge - would the person who doesn't understand still be ...
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How should we handle questions that have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + SE's automated process to remove questions?

How should we handle questions that: have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + Stack Exchange's automated process to remove questions? received no comments (or all comments were ...

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