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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Are moderators allowed by the Stack Exchange anti-serial-downvote script to serial downvote more than regular users?

I got serial downvoted by a moderator on the Web Applications SE: To my surprise, the downvotes didn't get reversed by the Stack Exchange anti-serial-downvote script. My prior experience with getting ...
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Show the vote split by default

Seeing a post voted +10 doesn't tell the full story. The votes could be split: +10/-0, signaling a good post +35/-25, signaling an awful post Lots of downvotes on a positive-scoring post might ...
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Notification for down-vote/vote to close on your posts

Sometimes users post questions or answers, and people vote down or close them without the user being notified. He should review his question and what it's unwelcome in the community giving him the ...
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Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?

Sometimes my post receives downvotes with no explanation on what I've done wrong. Even worse, sometimes I just get snarky comments! It seems like this is especially bad for new users, who are made to ...
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Allow me to get notifications on specific down-voted questions

Related to (but narrower than) this question: Often times when a post is downvoted, it is because it is unclear, ambiguous, poorly written, or in general close-worthy. These are posts that are not ...
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Be more proactive when a user continuously downvotes another user

Stack Exchange should be more proactive when a user continuously downvotes another user. Example: I saw on https://travel.stackexchange.com/users/1810?tab=reputation: This was triggered by the "...
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What is the best response to explicit, self-admitted revenge downvotes? [duplicate]

I found a number of questions on Meta relating to revenge downvoting, but most of them were discussing the situation in which a user suddenly receives a deluge of malicious downvotes. My situation is ...
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Disallow downvoting other answers if I've posted my own [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? As Dan Dyer mentioned in his comment on tactical downvoting, there is a conflict of interest when you have posted your own answer ...
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What should be done to people who downvote strategically?

In the infamous Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast, some real bad advice was dished out in #2, Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically. The thing that really annoyed me was: If ...
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Should downvotes on questions be “free”?

As I'm sure you all know, downvotes "cost" 1 reputation. That is, every time you downvote: -2 to post owner -1 to you This is done to make sure downvotes are cast only when you feel strongly ...
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Hide votes for self-answered by community wiki questions for a few hours

Don't start reading this with a pre-conceived idea. I know similar topics have been discussed before. You want to share some piece of knowledge you've been searching for. You finally took the time to ...
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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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Will upvoting again when my upvotes were somehow removed make me banned from Q&A? [duplicate]

I've gone through the following questions: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? Question on reasoning behind auto-'ban' From ...
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Clicking on a negatively-received, grayed-out answer no longer permanently removes the graying-out

Answers that are of sufficient negative score are grayed out when viewed. If one wants to more easily read the answer, they can mouse over the answer content, and it will no longer be grayed out for ...
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What is the most downvoted *accepted* answer in Stack Exchange history?

I just saw this question/answer combo on Workplace.SE: Should I raise concerns about a co-worker possibly leaving? ...In the past few weeks Joe has taken a few unplanned half days off... I ...
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Should I down vote a question if an edit is waiting for approval?

I see a question that I think should be down voted. I see that it has an edit that is waiting for approval (gray edit button). Question: Should I down vote it because right now, as it is, it ...
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See how many downvotes and upvotes a question got

In the comments on a question of mine on SO, a couple people mentioned they did not like the downvotes I was receiving. How can they tell I got a downvote, other than comparing the vote rating over ...
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Why do I receive downvotes when I am genuinely trying to learn? [closed]

Why do I get downvoted when I try to learn something about programming on Stack Overflow? Out of all the Stack Exchange sites, this one is the most unwelcoming to people trying to learn. There was a ...
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Allow downvoting comments

Answers and questions allow both upvoting and downvoting - comments, however, only allow upvoting. I think it would be useful to allow downvoting of comments for two reasons: First, if you ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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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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How to see who (up|down)voted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: View vote details Can I tell who downvoted one of my answers? Is this possible on SO? Similar to Facebook where you can see who "Liked" something.
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How is it fair to close and downvote after and answer has been accepted

Consider the following question: Am I taking value objects too far (DDD) There are a couple of answers with a few votes a piece as well as some discussion in the comments. The question had been ...
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How can I improve my question when there is no feedback left by downvoters?

Today I posted a question on Stack Overflow about a C++ issue I found a bit confusing. Since I am a complete beginner in C++, all I could do was to write a short summary and ask for advice. The ...
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Why are my questions on Stack Overflow getting downvotes without explanation? [closed]

My questions are continuously being down-voted, and nobody is bothering to leave a comment describing why are they down-voting it. In my point of view, my questions are fairly legitimate. I think it ...
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Return the - 1 reputation hit for downvoting a question

Now that we've raised the reward for asking a good question, why don't we revert the other change to question votes and deduct 1 reputation from someone downvoting a question? I think this would help ...
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Can you appeal against a downvote on Stack Exchange sites?

If you are the OP, could you not request for a downvote to be reviewed by some moderators so that you are not the one who gets wrongfully blocked from asking questions, but him/her for downvoting ...
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How to deal with nonsensical answers?

Sometimes when I ask a question, I get an answer which is very weird or even blatantly false (at least I think so). On one hand, it should probably go in the red as it may lead some users astray (...
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Explaining downvotes, a new take on things

We have seen a lot of discussion around explaining downvotes over the years, and not all were well received. We even got to a point that we now have a separate question about why these topics are ill ...
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I've just been downvoted. How should I react?

I've posted a question or an answer, and I have received one or more downvotes. I am not really sure why I was down voted, or I think I know why, but I disagree. Why did this happen, and what should ...
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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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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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Is a question deleted automatically once the downvote threshold has been met? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question in the wrong place (which has since been closed), and as a result my reputation has suffered a bombardment of downvotes. Ok, oops, wrong place, but now I cant even delete ...
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Avoiding downvoting because of loss of points - limited number of free downvotes?

I don't downvote much, but sometimes I come across a post that I feel is just awful. I'd like to downvote it, but I hesitate when I remember that I'll be sacrificing my rep for a dumb post. I ...
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Let me collapse the votes breakdown after expanding it

This is pretty trivial and only to satisfy my OCD, but why is it not possible to un-display the up/down vote breakdown on questions and answers here? I found the simplest workaround is to refresh the ...
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How can I associate a downvote with an already existing comment? [duplicate]

I am not sure whether this is a help request or a feature request, so I'm (at first) asking for help. Often, when I downvote a question/answer and a message "Please consider adding a comment if ...
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What can I do if I'm the victim of serial downvoting? [duplicate]

While browsing Stack Overflow, I noticed that I lost a lot of reputation: Is this serial downvoting? Will it be corrected by a rep-recalculation? How often are those done? Here's a second ...
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Display reputation decreases in the Achievements trophy icon [duplicate]

Can we make it so a downvote, or other reputation decrease will highlight the Achievements trophy icon, or alert you in some other way? A downvote might mean there is a problem with your post such as ...
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Why are negative counts in the achievement dialog sometimes shown, but not always? [duplicate]

Close voters: Why do reputation drops not highlight the Achievements icon? does not address the question "When are negative counts in the achievement dialog supposed to be shown in the top row? ...
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Why do you lose reputation for downvoting answers?

It is incredibly rare that I downvote on this or any other community site. I would rather just ignore the item. However, occasionally some very bad advice is given that is worthy of a downvote. Why ...
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What happens to highly downvoted answers?

Does anything other than appearing lower on the page happen to downvoted answers? I had thought that sufficiently downvoted answers get set to moderator review or get hidden altogether, but I haven’t ...
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Should 'drive by' downvoting be more effectively caught?

I have an answer that I'm certain is technically correct. However, it continues to be downvoted. The answer has already been noted in comments on other answers to be better. It goes more in-depth than ...
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What happened to the rule that one can only downvote posts in a 2:1 ratio with their upvotes?

In March 2010, Stack Exchange announced major changes to reputation and voting rules, most notably, that upvotes on questions would be devalued to 5 reputation (a change that was later reverted). ...
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Strategical Serial Down Voting that evades detection

Just recently I have seen reputation added back from serial down votes, but I have also seen reputation taken. Is there a way to check if you are being serial down voted by the same group of people? ...
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Ask for confirmation when down voting a question or an answer

When question or an answer is down voted can we have a confirmation popup asking user if they are certain? The same would apply if it was a star rating system when giving a 1 star out of 5. The ...
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Can I tell who downvoted one of my answers? [duplicate]

I've got a particular answer that got downvoted a couple of times, for reasons I don't understand. I'm not particularly concerned about the odd point of rep (though for us low-rung ladder people, it ...
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Don't show negative score on questions

I don't like seeing negative score as the value of a question. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but it just does not look good when a question has a -1 or -5 score. This is especially annoying when ...
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Cannot make a comment that contains the characters “-1”

I was trying to comment on this question. I did not downvote the question, but the comment was rejected on the grounds that I should not comment on my downvote. I was using -1 in the context of the ...
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Can all “high activity” sites have the same score threshold for blurring of downvoted answers on their Metas?

In response to this old feature request to lower the score threshold at which answers are blurred here on Meta SE, @Shog9 replied (emphasis mine): I've lowered the threshold to -8 for consistency ...
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How can I see what I voted for on StackOverflow

Is there a way to see what questions and answers I voted for? (Obviously I won't ask to see what other users voted for, but I'd like to see that info about myself) Or: is there a way to find out what ...

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