Questions tagged [down-votes]

Questions specific to downvotes, the community's way of telling peers that their content can be improved. Downvotes on meta site have different meanings.

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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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Add a visual cue to "votes cast" tab to indicate modification

On the votes tab (specifically down-votes): https://stackoverflow.com/users/[your-id]/[your-name]?tab=votes&sort=downvote You can see all of the posts you've down-voted. I've noticed a prolific ...
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See the effect of edits on votes

I often like to see the effect of edits on the votes of a post. This can be useful when reviewing, but it can also be an interesting statistic. Besides it is cool to see the effect of your edit on a ...
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Answers with score of -3 or lower (on normal sites) and -8 or lower (on meta sites) are no longer greyed out after the series of redesigns

Just look at this list on SO, this list on MSE, this list on M&TV, this list on UX, etc. In short all the sites which had a recent redesign or relatively recently graduated sites with those new ...
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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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I can fudge the cap! Read: Is this undownvote-after-rep-cap behavior by design?

I was at my rep cap (245), and downvoted someone. I therefore had 244 rep. Soon afterward, I got an upvote, putting me back to 245 (thanks to the new rep rules). After that, I removed my downvote, ...
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How can I improve my question to receive an answer?

My question has been down-voted with no comments and has remained dormant all weekend. I would really like an answer to the question, so I'm willing to post a bounty on the question. However, given ...
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Is the script that reverses serial downvotes finicky?

A few days ago I noticed that I lost a few points when someone downvoted three answers of mine, each of which had a decent number of upvotes and were the accepted answer, in the span of about 20 ...
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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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Can clicking on a negatively-received post remove the graying-out on both the content *and* the comments?

This post was marked status-completed - and it is, to a degree. But clicking on a post with a score of -3 (or -7) or lower doesn't remove the grayness on the comments underneath the post, only the ...
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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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5-minute window for undownvoting

Most of the time, if I want to undownvote, it's because I come to understand the question differently or realized a misunderstanding of the answer. These things often happen long after the 5-minute ...
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What effect does editing have on downvote reversal?

I know that one of the theories of downvotes is that if people change their post to address the downvote concerns, the downvotes might be reversed. I was wondering if there are any statistics that ...
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Did this review audit react invalidly?

I recently received the big red failure message for reviewing this audit review, which now says I "passed" the audit. For my review, I had intended, in the following order, to: downvote leave a ...
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Reputation increases beyond daily reputation limit 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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I deleted a downvoted post but my account reputation is still behind after one hour. Why?

I recently posted an answer to this question, which got downvotes, so I deleted it. But I didn't get the reputation points back even after one hour. This seems to be a bug, since the documentation ...
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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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Rep loss from downvoting unregistered users' posts - can we do away with it?

As I've been patrolling the review queues on a couple of my more active sites lately, I've been noticing a lot of really poor answers from unregistered users. (For example, this or this or this or ...
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Please Improve the Experience for "Deleters"

This is related to my question, "Odd Behavior of Delete. In that question, I asked about a confusing user interface for deleting a particular answer. In this question, I'm going to rant a little. ...
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How do votes on closed questions affect a question ban?

Writing a question that is later closed is not a good thing. Enough of these will lead to a question ban. Two things that mitigate against a question ban, are upvoted answers, and upvoted other ...
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Why is downvoting labeled an "acceptable action" on audits that came from flagged posts?

At times I see an answer in Late Answers or First Posts that is blatantly not an answer, or sometimes needs a flag of some other sort, and also turns out to be an audit. But in such cases, downvoting ...
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My accepted answer accumulating downvotes - what is expected action, if any?

My accepted answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/1685286/18157 (from Nov 2009) has gone from +8 to -2 (i.e. 10 downvotes) even though AFAICT it actually answers the question as it was asked. The top ...
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Need to understand downvoted reason

I opened a question on stackoverflow which eventually, after setting a bounty, got answered. Under my point of view, it was a valid question: it was about a problem I was facing related to a ...
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Upvotes don't reup negative reputation from downvotes after repcap achieved any more?

As you can see, I got downvoted1. I then hit repcap and got upvoted a whole bunch. But I capped out at 194. As my calculations indicate, the sum of reputation lost from said downvotes is 6 and 200 - 6 ...
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Daily vote limit took a downvote feedback into account even though I don't have the downvote privilege

In Stack Overflow, I reached my daily vote limit on 39. However, I cast 10+ question up-votes before reaching 25 total (Q & A votes), but I didn't get the 40 total. What did happen is I tried to ...
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Why would someone downvote all answers to a question?

After receiving a downvote (the shame!) I visited this question to find out why, and perhaps improve or delete my post. I then noticed a few things: All answers had a single downvote. All these ...
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How long does the voting fraud detection script take to run?

I was a target of serial down voting yesterday on Stack Overflow and today that has been reversed. I know that the voting fraud detection script is run around 03:00 UTC every night (according to this ...
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Revenge downvoting on close reason voters?

I asked Is there a data stackexchenge query for close vote versus down votes? on meta stack overflow. I was hoping to get some statistics on people who had a question closed down-voting the question ...
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Vote count doesn't update unless you refresh the question

When you long hold the up vote/down vote box the Vote count box (it displays the amount of up votes and down votes) will pop up, but if you vote on the post and check it again the amount if votes aren'...
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Difference between reputation since last view and actual

A downvoted and subsequently removed post showed my reputation activity as being -1, which is clearly wrong. The now-removed post (answer) was the only post affecting my reputation since the last ...
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How does improving a question work?

This may seem pretty stupid, but please bear with me. If a question gets badly downvoted, how can you make it a better question? (I.e. with fewer downvotes.) I mean, if it's a dumb question to begin ...
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How Can We Clarify What "Community Wiki" Means?

Possible Duplicate: What are “Community Wiki” posts on Stack Overflow? After finding zero reliable and working information on iptables and egress rules on the first page of Google, I ...
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Can we see deleted posts which we downvoted?

At the moment, we can see, in the activity and flags pages, deleted posts which we have cast close or delete votes, or flags. However, the list of downvotes doesn't include deleted posts, even if the ...
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(Undoing or) Confirming downvotes (and upvotes ?)

Occasionally, I will check my smartphone for possible news from SE. I noticed that, while scrolling with my finger, I will occasionally push a button without noticing, and I end up in particular ...
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Count users who down-voted questions but not answers, despite anonymisation of Votes table in SEDE?

To gather some evidence prior to posting a feature request, I wanted to count the number of users who have down-voted at least one question but have never down-voted an answer. The intention is to ...
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How about making the downvote during grace period behavior more clear?

This is a suggestion for a minor user interface tweak. Could SO make the behavior described in this question and this answer (answer edited after downvote but within the grace period still locks ...
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How can I delete my own question with a low score but with answers?

I want to delete the question which has a low score. How can I delete my own question which has got a low score but has one or two answers?
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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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Proposal: Add new Personal Review Queue for posts that have been edited after a up/downvote

One of the way to get out of a question/answer ban is to edit your posts to improve them which hopefully will see a reversal in the votes where either new votes will be upvotes or the downvotes will ...
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List of downvoted posts that have changed

In this post, it was asked how one can list the posts that one has downvoted but has since been edited. Specifically the question was asked if this can be done using the data explorer. The answer ...
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Being banned from questions and how to get people to change their vote after fixing the questions

I got downvoted on a few posts; despite having an overall positive question rating, I do have a few poor and downvoted questions. I took the time to fix them; however, people who downvoted won't take ...
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Need help asking this question

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21630704/how-to-create-a-database-class I've asked this a bunch of times using different language and on different sites but it either got no response or (this ...
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Repeated notification after downvoting an answer that gets deleted

Since the latest update when I downvote an answer that then gets deleted I get back 1 rep point but I also get notifications of the latest upvote on my account; notifications that I have already seen. ...
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Issue with non-updating votes on serial downvote reversal

Recently I was serial down-voted by a unhappy fellow SO user when I marked their question as off-topic. Naturally, I waited for 24-hours and the serial down-vote was indeed reversed. However, I ...
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Viewing downvoted answer on deleted question

For one of the questions I answered, I saw it was downvoted. The question was removed as well, so I couldn't view the post to see why my answer was downvoted. In such circumstances, how can I know ...
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Should we discourage deleting accepted answers with negative scores?

I don't like leaving bad things lying around in public. When answering questions on Stack Overflow, like everyone else, I sometimes jump the gun, or the question was just too vague or incomplete at ...
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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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Upvote not showing after edit

Steps to reproduce (as a user with low enough rep to get step 3): Upvote an answer. Edit the answer you just upvoted. After the edit, the answer displays with a header message "Thanks for your edit!...
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DIdn't get the lost reputation when the downvoted answer is deleted

Today I saw this Error converting NSString to UTF8String question on Stack Overflow. There were some incorrect answers. I down-voted them all. I lost some points too (I know down-voting answer will ...
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downvoting something that can be changed or has been changed

I get that it's important to deliver readable code for users who take their time to actually help you with something, but do you think this should be a reason to downvote a question that can be ...
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