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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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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 ...
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Have posts start at 3 upvotes

I suggest that new posts (questions and answers) should start at +3 votes by default rather than at 0. This is meant to have no mechanical effect on the website. It is just a psychological display ...
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Is http://idownvotedbecau.se counter productive? Can it be better used?

Now, I realize that in a sense it helps meet a certain common demand, that folks explain downvotes. It's an excellent resource. It explains very well how a post can be improved. On the other hand, I ...
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Hide downvotes past zero for low rep users

Downvotes aren't personal but they can come off as personal to lower rep users that aren't as used to the site and the mechanics of the site. By making it appear that there is a downvote floor of ...
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Which tag has the highest incidence of downvoting?

I am wondering if there is anyway I can associate a tag with the probability of getting a downvote once a question is tagged with it? I know there are reasons why downvotes are given. This is more ...
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Why is a decent response to a poorly asked question getting downvotes? [closed]

The question has been answered with a clear and valid answer (in my opinion), but so far the answer has a -3 rating. The question was obviously poorly asked (it is non-generic, contains unnecessary ...
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Quality control of Hot Network Questions

The dynamics of many sites get totally whacked up once a post goes onto the Hot Network Questions queue. This is obviously by design and choice. However, the net result is that the entire character of ...
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“Don't comment on your downvote.” <- Just the opposite!

If you add a comment explaining why you downvoted - and I mean a long-ish comment which goes into a bit of depth to explain the issue you have with the answer - your comment gets rejected, and a ...
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Why do I lose reputation when I downvote? [duplicate]

Problem I've recently reached 125 reputation on a Stack Exchange site, (yay!) and I now have the privilege to downvote. So I tried it out, and I lost a reputation point. At first I thought I got ...
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Should I take down-votes as a personal insult? [duplicate]

I have read many posts on the pros and cons of the down-vote system. Reputation points have no real value, yet I feel insulted when a question I asked is down-voted. From a personal point of view, I ...
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Will I get downvoted if I put the strict question with no much research in it but will provide more research in my own answer? [closed]

Will I get downvoted if I put the strict question with no much research in it but will provide more research in my own answer? I suppose reviewers won't see easily see that I provided the answer to my ...
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Introducing a mechanism to remove unwanted up- and down-votes from posts?

I've come across some posts on Stack Overflow, both questions and answers, which have been down-voted without any comments, but answers may be ok or good. This one example Sometimes I've seen ...
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A proposal to stop the unjustified downvotes

Right now we have the downvote and the flagging system. A downvote, in my opinion, should only be cast together with a flag. Hence, I would propose that we incorporate the flagging system into the ...
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Required: One SEDE wizard (for a possibly impossible query)

Disclaimer I don't know how to write SEDE queries, so I'm afraid I have to ask you to do it for me. I don't even know what is possible and what is not, so please forgive my ignorance. The possibly ...
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Find (down-) votes that are contested by others [duplicate]

EDIT: Accepting the duplicate based on answers to that question being similar to my suggestion. Sometimes after downvoting a post, somebody improves the post. Hence the reason for the downvote may ...
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Relationship between title/question/answer length and the number of votes

I believe votes should be 'mainly' based on the quality of the question (Q) asked or answer (A) provided. However, I anecdotally see upvotes/downvotes based on how brief or detailed is the question/...