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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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Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such shot down?

This question was originally from this Meta Stack Overflow question. While there are many posts related to this issue which get closed as duplicates of Encouraging people to explain downvotes, ...
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Some advice that I “hope” the heads of the community could consider [closed]

Hope you guys could take a minute and think about it. In my opinion, this community is "WAY TOO HARSH"!!! You guys put TOO MUCH emphasize on Do your research first before you post a question, but ...
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Italic on heavily downvoted answer is not gray [duplicate]

https://academia.stackexchange.com/a/55322/14341 Is this a bug?
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Should users be notified with new comments/edits on posts that they have downvoted on? [duplicate]

Many times we've seen this scenario happen - a question was posted and currently doesn't meet the standard or is unclear. A user with voting privileges sees the content, downvotes it, and moves on ...
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Why are heavily-downvoted accepted answers still listed first? [duplicate]

The answer that sparked the question is this one where the answerer provided a completely wrong answer to the question and was consequently heavily downvoted. However, the answer seems to have ...
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GoP - The Game of Points: Critical Sneak Attacks (Grant downvotes are commented soon) [duplicate]

Lets see how a downvote without a comment explaining the reason, is like a critical sneak attack: We don't know who did it. We don't know why they did it. The target can't defend him/herself. The ...
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Does piling up downvotes help the site in any useful way?

I am new here, but I’ve noticed that downvoting on this site tends to be quite virulent with respect to off-topic questions or questions which probably are poorly formulated. Though I understand ...
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Is downvoting a well-written question by a beginner OK? [closed]

Recently, I've noticed that a lot of C++ questions get downvoted within minutes of them being asked. It must be the season of exams as we do see a lot of basic questions being passed by. To me, that ...
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Does down-vote get reviewed or can I apply for review if got downvoted [duplicate]

Friend of mine, got upvoted for one of his nice answer and got downvoted for same answer by someone without any reason. Even reason for downvote is also not mentioned in comment. It is assumed that ...
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Is it OK to downvote an answer in a question that I also answered if it is wrong?

Take a look here. I have answered the question providing all the necessary information and a piece of working code to illustrate the results. However there is another answer providing the same logic ...
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Should voting be limited on a question said user also answers? [duplicate]

Consider... A "downvote" will move an answer farther down the page, (an upvote, vice versa). According to the instructors of this Udemy course, internal social media research found that posts are ...
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Why do users downvote duplicates, but not origins?

I seen it several times before, but still can’t clearly understand: why do user downvote posts which a closed as duplicates, and on the same time don’t downvote origin posts? Do they want to drop ...
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Automatically dismiss 'Please consider adding a comment' message when loading next review

Whenever you cast a downvote, if you have less than 2k reputation, you get a message reminding you Please consider adding a comment if you think this post can be improved. This used to be shown ...
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What about increasing negative reputation of down-votes?

I know that with down-voting an answer the OP will take -2 reputation per down-vote. I see some answers with some up-votes and some down-votes for example consider these voting: up-votes | down-votes ...
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Why is the vote down privilege at 100 reputation instead of 125? [duplicate]

Meta Stack Exchange has the voting down privilege awarded at 100 reputation, rather than 125 reputation like the rest of the network. Other meta sites also require 125 reputation. Why does it take 25 ...
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Is it a good idea to delete a question or answer as soon as it gets a downvote?

I have asked a low quality question or one that has an obvious answer or an otherwise question likely to be downvoted. These you should delete if the question itself is bad not about it being worded ...
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Unable to see changes on reputation tab from downvotes [duplicate]

A little while ago, I lost a little bit of rep from downvotes. However, there was no -2 shown on my reputation tab, but when I clicked on the tab, I could see the changes. In other words, I had to ...
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Arbitrary behaviour of community via upvoting low quality questions and downvoting better questions [duplicate]

A while back I saw a question (Q1) about why the unix command cat was called that and what was the use when you could simply use vim. Question was well received and upvoted, but the actual reaction ...
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How did I just downvote and then upvote an answer? [duplicate]

In the question Is There a Difference Between Entering an Active Stargate on One Side Or The Other? I reacted, then re-considered. I cocked up, downvoting an answer which did not deserve that, ...
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Is down-voting disagreement or poor quality indication? [duplicate]

Consider a well written, properly presented and clear question on either a subject that could be controversial or proposing simply an unpopular concept. The question gets well reasoned, detailed ...
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Downvoting off-topic MSE posts is counterproductive

Several times a day, people make clearly off-topic posts on MSE. And I've noticed something of a trend with these posts. Obviously, people vote-to-close them as off-topic. But they also get downvoted ...
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Why all the downvotes on “updated site theme is now live” announcements?

Why all the downvotes on "updated site theme is now live" announcements? I have just taken a sample and found sites with downvotes: Software Engineering's updated site theme is ready for ...
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Downvote on specific topics within 1 minute [duplicate]

I have received downvotes on my Stack Overflow Qt questions. As those downvotes are all within 1 minute, I doubt they are justified. Strange, they only cover my Qt questions, not the latest. How ...
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Where is the best place to discuss downvotes? [duplicate]

I see some users indicating that they've received downvotes in the comments, and asking their downvoter to justify why they downvoted the question. Is this acceptable for discussion? Should this ...
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Why does SE force me to permanently lose my reputation for asking a 'bad' question? [duplicate]

This has happened with me many times across the SE network. For example, someone has downvoted another of my questions for no apparent reason, affecting my 'rep'. However, SE strongly discourages me ...
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How does SO prevent malicious downvotes as a revenge against the community?

I've recently fallen victim to unexplained downvotes in one of my posts. While this was obviously enraging, it brought up an interesting question about SO regulations against downvoting. Suppose that ...
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Downvotes vs comments on posts by new users [duplicate]

Stack Exchange has recently rolled out the new user indicator. Given that this comes with a reminder on the comments and answer sections, this is presumably intended to get people to be nicer to ...
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Feedback notice should say “downvotes” rather than “votes”

Voting up needs 15 reputation, voting down needs 125 reputation. If a user with enough reputation to upvote but not to downvote attempts to downvote, s/he is presented with the message: Thanks for ...
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How can I alleviate downvotes on a closed, but answered question? [duplicate]

OK, so let me explain this question with an example. I ask a really stupid question that's either duplicate or too broad or something else. Someone answers my question, and the first line of the ...
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How can I remove a (down)vote that I accidentaly made [duplicate]

I noticed that I have accidentally casted a down-vote, and now it is locked for removal. I noticed this by my reputation gain not being equal to a multiple of 5 and when I looked it up (I thought ...
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Can we get a ping when a downvoted Q/A was subsequently edited? [duplicate]

I'm one of these people who tends to leave a comment when I downvote and every now and then, the OP edits their post and pings me back they did and then I remove my downvote most of the time and even ...
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Two suggestions to mitigate abusive downvoting [duplicate]

The current functionality of [practically] unlimited downvoting encourages abusive users to engage in conduct that is shady and coward. Although downvotes also decrease voter's reputation score, the ...
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How to discourage 'mean' punishment of answers? [duplicate]

In most fora, there seems to be a reasonably kind and tolerant atmosphere, but I have seen several times on Stack Overflow, that people appear to almost 'gang up' to punish answers, for reasons that ...
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Downvoting Of questioning or answering [closed]

If I fare badly in questioning or answering. I attract downvotes and hence receive negative scores. In spite of this fact, I have earned the Peer-pressure badge even downvoted. What do you do with ...
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Suggestion: reduce number of points required to cast a close vote

Here's an example of a not-so-good question: Domain and sub domain in different hosting providers It's about system management, so it doesn't belong on Stack Overflow. Googling for the question ...
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Should I downvote an answer (no added value) posted on an already well answered questions?

I have noticed that users answer questions that are very old (example, 10 years old) with an answer that is basically the same thing as the accepted answer. There are users from 2018 answering these ...
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It should be encouraged to provide an explanation (in comments?) for downvotes [duplicate]

When someone votes down on something, it is never clear why they did so. There should be some documentation that encourages downvotes to be accompanied by an explanation (in the comments?). An ...
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Do some people upvote simple questions and downvote complex ones? [closed]

If so, is that bad? I had a look over some of my previous questions recently and noticed that some of my very simple ones which (in honesty) make me look like a bit of an idiot have upvotes, but more ...
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Deleting own questions ban [duplicate]

Followup of this question: How can a question banned user fix their questions if they're deleted? And the answer for it: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/230660/ Since I don't have 5 reputation, ...
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I'm aware of a user that has previously admitted to downvoting with a script but the votes haven't been retracted. What do I do?

Double edit: the flag has been marked as helpful on August the 10th but nothing seems to have happened with the downvotes? I know it's just -2 rep for each downvote but it'd be great to see it ...
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Feature Request: prevent downvote AND close vote [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it's a good idea to allow casting close votes AND down votes. Usually, when a user casts a close vote, they will also cast a downvote. This obviously doesn't happen all the time, ...
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Downvoting accepted answers without comment [duplicate]

One person has downvoted my answer yesterday with a comment saying answer contain bad advice. Although that answer was accepted by OP and upvoted by one user also. But the user which has given an ...
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If you delete a question with a positive score will your reputation go down? If so, how long does it take? [duplicate]

If you delete a question with a positive score will you get reputation back? Basically what I'm asking is, suppose you have a question with a score of 22, and I delete the question. Would I lose ...
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Review process should have better explanation and termnology [duplicate]

Recently I was introduced to the review feature for the first time. I was happy for the option to help improve SO so even though it was late I put some effort and reviewed a few questions. One ...
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Let's Remove The Auto Downvote On Validated VLQ Flags (On Questions)

Currently, flagging a post as very low quality causes two things to happen: The post is flagged for moderator review The community user casts a downvote on the post if the flag is validated ...
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Should the downvoters/upvoters have enough reputations on all the tags of the question/answers?

It is observed that the stackexcange permits to downvote/upvote by just having minimum cumulative reputation of all tags even though the member doesn't possess enough reputations in them. "Subject ...
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Asking questions that probably won't help others

I've noticed that the guidelines as to how to ask a question hint sometimes that the questions should be useful to others, not just the person asking the questions. Seems like a good idea - aim to ...
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Why did I not see that I was downvoted in my achievements? [duplicate]

I logged on today, and saw nothing in my inbox or achievements bar, so I thought nothing happened. Upon looking on my profile just now, I saw that I was downvoted on a previous question. Why did this ...
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Where is the guideline saying it's OK to downvote a hard to answer a question, even if the question in itself is clear [closed]

I got a -1 even when the question was clear, and I stated what I am doing. I got a -1 and a comment stating that it's difficult to answer the question, where I only wanted to learn the syntax and not ...
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Should bounty-winning answers still be downvotable?

This is a multipart question regarding bounties, votes, and something I don't quite understand. On one post I made, I was awarded a bounty (by Community), and had two upvotes on my answer. OP says I ...