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’s the question with the greatest number of downvotes network-wide? [duplicate]

Which is the most downvoted question anywhere on Stack Exchange (except meta sites)? I mean considering across all the sites of Stack Exchange.
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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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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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Why is the site so set on putting down new users?

Disclaimer: If I mention any users in this post, I am not attacking them personally. I do not know them and think that they are good people. I am slightly new to this site, why is it that so many ...
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Change the official criterion for downvoting to exclude causes for closing

At the moment, it is suggested to users that they should downvote if This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful This is a pretty lax criterion. Also, it overlaps ...
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Request: Don't delete duplicate questions with unique titles and please think twice before downvoting them

Judging by the score, it seems a sizable number of users appear to disagree with the request. The downvotes don't bother me, they don't, but I would like to be sure that everyone is on the same page ...
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Why Stack Exchange is no longer a fun place for learning and sharing knowledge, and how we can change this [closed]

I have been a longtime lurker on Stack Exchange, and enjoyed using it as a reference and learning tool. I am happy to see it grow, but I am increasingly worried about where it's going. Prompted by ...
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Are users given back rep if another person compromises their account and uses it to post spam? [duplicate]

What if some person has access to someone else's Stack Exchange account (compromised credentials, open laptop, etc.) and goes ahead and posts something useless or even offensive garnering multiple ...
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The psychology of downvoting others without telling them why! [duplicate]

I have been active on different SO/SE forums for quite a while. I have rarely downvoted anyone. I usually try to let the person know what is wrong with their question/answer first and help them ...
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What happens to a user who has received a ton of downvotes?

I was always curious to what happens to users that have a ton of downvotes on their question/topics. Maybe I'm just finding this unfair for this guy. After all, he is just doing his job to post an ...
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Is requesting downvotes for my own post against the rules?

I would like to see if it's allowed to have people downvote my own post for arbitrary reasons. Is this allowed? Will I get banned for requesting downvotes on my own posts??
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Long posts (even good ones) are being downvoted on a lot of stack sites

I have been receiving poor upvote/downvote ratios on my questions on cs-theory. I've become upset over 1 downvote because of my poor ratio that could lead to a question ban. This time my honest and ...
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Should I keep downvoting questions with answers that aren't accepted?

Sometimes people ask questions and never bother to follow up and accept the (obviously correct) answer. My solution is to downvote the question. Even if the question is good, they were too lazy to ...
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Will a downvote from a user below 125 give you reputation penalty (-2)?

Will a downvote from a user below 125 give you reputation penalty (-2)? I just want to know how it works. I tried to register a new account and downvoted on one of my answers. I didn't get the -2 ...
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What could be legitimate reasons for heavily downvoting a post on meta [duplicate]

On this site, I've not seen a whole lot of very upvoted questions, unlike on other sites. But in the past couple of days alone at least two questions have been downvoted up to 26 times. I personally ...
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Achievements dropdown no longer showing downvotes cast

The achievements dropdown doesn't light up for negative reputation changes, but until today, if you downvoted an answer and then opened the dropdown, you'd see an entry for that downvote. It would ...
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Repeated downvotes on my posts [duplicate]

Yesterday someone started downvoting my answers. I ignored the downvotes knowing that the system will reverse them, and the system did reverse some of those downvotes. Today I flagged one of my ...
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Downvote bot or random downvoting? [closed]

I posted this question a few minutes ago: Functional difference between normal method, Task, Paraller.invoke, async await And literally a second after I published it, I got an uncommented downvote. ...
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How do I find the user that has been downvoted the most on a Stack Exchange website?

How do I find the user that has been downvoted the most (both in terms of answers or questions) on a Stack Exchange website?
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Creepy user digs my old questions and downvotes them once a day [duplicate]

There is a creepy user who answered my question on Stack Overflow that I haven't accepted the answer with. He then keeps leaving a comment for like three consecutive days, asking for updates on ...
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Why people are downvoting this question? [closed]

Can anybody please tell me what is wrong with this question? People are down voting it and I am not getting any comments telling the reason. Which technology would be good to use to calculate ...
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Given the positive “public opinion” on explaining downvotes, why is it disallowed? [duplicate]

See this question: Encouraging people to explain downvotes considering the opinions expressed in there, I don't understand why downvote-explaining comments are disallowed: Not every downvote can be ...
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Please re-consider allowing edits to notify downvoters

This question is inspired by this excellent question. It asks to revisit a feature request that was denied by co-founder Jeff Atwood from 2010. The feature request has a positive score of 142, Jeff ...
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Why does it take time to lose reputation for downvoting? [duplicate]

Occasionally, I downvote a bad answer but the -1 is not subtracted immediately and may sometimes take a few hours. Why is that the case? Why is it not immediate like when gaining a reputation for an ...
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Why are questions downvoted because of grammatical errors?

Of what use is it to the community for someone to take the time to down-vote a question I posted because of two typos?