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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 is it so easy to downvote? [duplicate]

I am a bit new to the Stack Exchange community and its variants. I have noticed it has quite the cult following with enthusiasts at every corner who would be more than willing to help others in the ...
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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I'm aware of a user that has previously admitted to downvoting with a script but the votes haven't been retracted.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?

Edit: I've since flagged the user but the flag has been sat pending for some time. Hopefully it will be reviewed at some point instead of ageing away instead of sitting there pending for ages (thanks ...
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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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Remove unwanted votes

I've come across some posts in StackOverflow, both questions and answers which has been down voted without any comments, but answer may be ok or good. This one example Sometimes I've seen somebody ...
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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/...
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When users are deleted do you get reputation back from their downvotes? [duplicate]

I've noticed that I've lost some reputation when users are removed, since that's specifically called out in the inbox messages. However, I am curious if lost reputation from downvotes the user gave ...
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Allow quick categorization of downvotes / hint templates [duplicate]

When a reviewer feels something is off about a question, he/she has two choices: Flagging the question with a category Downvote and optionally leave a comment Leaving a comment is encouraged by a ...
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How are down and close voting going together?

If I decide to close vote a question as off topic for a specific site, I almost always give it a down vote along. My reasoning is that identified off topic questions aren't useful for that site at all....
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Can I view the downvotes cast by another user in the user's profile page?

If I enter someone's profile, and go to Activity>reputation. I can see the questions where that person received a downvote as a "-2", but can I see the questions that he/she cast a downvote (as a "-1")...
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Tactical Downvoting -was: Downvoting Answers by competing Answerers? [closed]

EDIT as suggested: I have noticed a not frequent (but present pattern) I would like to point out to the community. An user that has a low reputation (usually <16), asks a question. "Answerer1" ...
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Which question/answer had the most upvotes and downvotes combined?

Which question or answer in all of Stack Exchange had the most upvotes and downvotes combined? Under the criteria the following criteria: Upvote percentage must be between 40% and 60% (inclusive). ...
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Low-quality duplicates of answers

It would be pretty ironic to answer a duplicate question about duplicate answers, but: There are some meta questions about duplicate answers, but they sort of assume that the answers are of similar ...
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At the maximum 200 rep/day, are down votes deducted from uncredits or taken from the 200? [duplicate]

If I have reached the 200 per day reputation point, and have not had 50, or whatever, reps added - are any downvotes then deducted from my stated reputation or do they deduct from my 'unpaid' credits ?...
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Can someone point out the questions that could best be improved I had asked on SE?

I am asking for help is reestablishing my privileges asking questions on SE sites so I ca ask better constructed questions again. Will someone help me decide which questions on Meta can be improved ...
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Can I be banned if most of my answers get negative scores? [duplicate]

I'm interested: can I be banned if most of my answers get a negative score? And if yes, what is limit before I get banned? I want to know an answer to this question because I have bad English, and I ...
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Why some repliers are being so unfriendly on stackoverflow? [closed]

Why questions that are likely posted by newbies are being downvoted even though they could have an answer? I have observed that unfriendly behaviour mostly in C++ threads. Why? Such posts where the ...
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SO: Why is it possible to down-vote a question after the question has an accepted answer?

Three points are mentioned as a tooltip on the down-vote-button: The question does not show any research effort The question is not clear The question is not usefull The first two are pretty self-...
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Upvote after downvote and after grace period has ended

I understand that undoing a downvote after the grace-period is denied for strategic reasons (explained here: Unable to undo downvote). But what if your downvote was just an accident which you did not ...
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Unethical tricks to answer questions

I am writing this to address something I have (suspect I have) seen happening lately. Note an easy question that you can solve. Down vote it but don't flag it. (this is a guess but rings true) Use an ...
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Voting trend and runaway reputation accumulators [closed]

TL;DR Disregard. I had started with an incorrect premise, the what lies below is a false assumption based on an incorrect understanding of the voting system. Original Post I'm seeing (perhaps ...
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A question about the site's terms and condition and experts' viewpoint of a good question [closed]

I'm definitely going to sound rude to the experts who are actually trying to help solve problems here and I'm really sorry if you feel like I'm being disrespectful but the question is definitely not ...
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Accidentally downvoted in an exchange I don't have 125 reputation on [duplicate]

On occasion I will accidentally click the downvote button in an exchange I don't have 125 reputation on. As the pop-up says, nothing public happens, but the downvote is still recorded. Is there a way ...
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Question marked as duplicate and downvoted [closed]

Recently, I believe that one of my questions was treated in an aggressive way by one of the respected users of SO. I do not have proofs, just the fact that all the three things happened roughly around ...