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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Can I award a bounty to the asker who asked it? [duplicate]

I sometimes feel the need to reward the asker for posting a very useful and thoughtful question. Bounties are rewarded for answers, and not for questions. I can only upvote the question once, but if I'...
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Should users be able to downvote a moderator's action? [duplicate]

It is apparent to me that the moderators aren't really moderated. I have read many articles where moderators get overzealous in their quest to have "perfect" information. It's like some kind of cult ...
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Reputation recalculation when downvoted post gets deleted lets users find out who downvoted them [duplicate]

The other day one of my posts got a downvote. For reasons, I kinda knew who this downvote came from so I opened up their profile page in another tab, deleted my answer, and that user suddenly got a +1....
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Protocol for responding to a hasty-candidate down vote? [duplicate]

Situation I posted a question. Fairly quickly, there was a comment "not reproducible" and a downvote. On its face, the downvote would appear to be from the commenter, and that there was a single ...
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Should an answer be downvoted because the question is considered badly formatted?

I am referring to this answer I gave on English.SE, but I am interested in a general answer (since I browse many SE sites). I cannot find an existing question about this on meta. Most results I find ...
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2 downvotes on the same question

I was checking my Movies & TV account and the posts I had downvoted when I noticed that one question appeared twice. At first I thought that it was a downvote on both the question and an answer ...
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Where does one go if a question is not good enough for Stack Overflow? Stack Site for New Users? [closed]

I have noticed that many questions get down voted or closed so often it's very intimidating for new users. I understand that Stack Overflow is for high quality questions that are helpful to everyone ...
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Should downvoting (or points lost) have a lower limit per answer?

I saw this solution with -56 votes , and I thought it was a bit harsh. Once the answer is in negative territory, it's quite obvious the community doesn't support the answer... what is the driver for ...
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Should a question be downvoted only because the downvoter thinks it is morally wrong? [duplicate]

It looks like this answer may have been down voted because a commenter doesn't like that it's a violation of Amazon's terms of service. Is this a valid reason for a downvote? https://stackoverflow....
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Downvoting an answer during review puts user below minimum reputation requirement for reviewing

Recently my account gained the privilege to review questions on Stack Overflow. While doing this, I came across a low quality answer. Following the review instructions, I downvoted the answer and left ...
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Low tolerance to newbies? [duplicate]

I understand this has been asked before, as per search, but none of the other questions tried to engage [in my opinion] and provide an actual solution. The Problem: Lately, I've been feeling ...
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Feature request: Can we make it so that a user has to give a reason to downvote a question or answer? [duplicate]

I am new to the stackexchange community, and have a suggestion to make. Can we set up a system so that to downvote a question or answer, because the purpose of downvoting is not to discourage users, ...
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What is the point of showing publicy a new user's question vote count more than -1?

Mostly I am on Stackoverflow.com where new/experienced programmers share their knowledge. When a new user asks his first question, the question can be downvoted because the user's question is a bad ...
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My answer on my own question gets downvoted [closed]

I asked a question on www.stackoverflow.com and got a downvote and some answers. The answers didn't help me, but eventually I found the solution and decided to answer my question so other people know ...
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Add a filter to hide negative scoring questions

There are more and more people that don't write a proper question these days. When I find some question to answer I often end up flagging bad posts. (And when my flags are depleted, I run away.) ...
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Will you get banned for downvoting? [duplicate]

Two simple questions 1) Can users go onto another users page and down vote all their posts? 2) If so would they get banned? Lately I have been receiving slow increments of downvotes, I am not sure ...
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Is downvoting perfectly anonymous? [duplicate]

When I was checking someone's profile, I came to know that I can see his reputation history too with the time of that activity. Now, suppose if I get a downvote and I suspect someone for this, so if I ...
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When does Community ♦ cast votes? [duplicate]

I recently noticed on Ask Ubuntu that Community ♦ casts upvotes and downvotes. I read in this post that Community can cast downvotes in some cases, but I haven't found any information on upvotes. ...
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Deleting or Closing an Answered Question if Off Topic

I have a question elsewhere which has been voted down, and has 2 votes to close it. I think anonymous down votes are supremely unhelpful, and that topic has been discussed already. However, I accept ...
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Is there a guideline for downvoting? [duplicate]

I'm just curious if there exists an actual guideline for when to use downvotes. Are they used solely for questions worded poorly or with little/no research? Are they used when you don't understand ...
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Good info buried because of downvotes [closed]

Recently I asked a question that got a lot of downvotes in short amount of time. (The post is now deleted but some of you can still see it I supposed) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42700164 ...
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Will reputation not lost on downvotes because of lower rep limit be lost later after gains? [duplicate]

Suppose somebody asks a question that is unrelated to the site, and receives multiple downvotes. However, the asker still has a reputation of 1. Downvotes will not take away the reputation, as ...
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Stack Overflow downvote question improvement [closed]

I recently asked a few questions on Stack Overflow, however most of them got at least one downvote or no upvote (at the time of checking). Despite I have autistic conditions and English isn't my first ...
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What to do about a downvoted question that adds value? [closed]

I posted a question on Security.se and it got downvoted (once) probably by the first guy that left a comment. After some more research I could answer the question myself. All that is fine! Now I ...
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What drives individual participation in “community policing” of poor posts?

I've had a couple of questions lately asking about the advantages of participating in certain aspects of Stack Exchange (e.g. earning badges, marking answers as Community Wiki), so I figured I'd ask: ...
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Questions got serial down-votes, revenge? [duplicate]

While I'm reviewing my profile, I did notice a strange behavior especially on my 0 votes questions: As you can note here, 4 votes down on the 4 so different questions in 1 minutes, that target my 0 ...
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Activity summary page counts votes on deleted posts in vote totals

My summary page on Ask Ubuntu says that I have cast 3,173 downvotes. However, on posts that are not deleted I have cast only 1,102 downvotes (since we can't see deleted posts in the downvotes tab). ...
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Is it ok to down vote an answer to a poorly written question? [duplicate]

I recently came across a post that basically asked "How do I do X?". No research effort, code, or any other details provided. Myself and a few others commented for more information. A few minutes ...
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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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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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Viewing all history of post votes

Is there a way to see the entire history of up and down votes of a post? That is, not only the current aggregate number of votes, but rather distribution of how many up votes and how many down votes.
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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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How to stop others from downvoting my questions? [duplicate]

This is not the duplicate question. As in that question user got blocked. That is not the case **with me. ** As I joined math.stackexchange I have asked two questions. I was new at that ...
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Post not getting automatic downvote on abuse flag

I flagged these as rude and abusive of site resources and ToS. One briefly got an automatic downvote, which disappeared and then reverted, the other never had the automatic downvote. I have refeshed ...
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Can moderators use your account to downvote answers that you've voted up?

I have been asking lots of questions about Python and PyQt lately. There's been a user who was constantly helping me figure out my problems. Every time he answers, it's always the right answer and I ...
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Should questions with no clear motivation be downvoted?

Should questions with no clear motivation be downvoted? By "motivation" I mean what led me to ask the question and what sort of answers would be helpful. I asked a similar question on philosophy ...
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Punishment for standalone anonymous down-votes [duplicate]

I think those people who just vilely down-vote a question and go away should receive some penalty on their reputation, because they do not deliver any knowledge to the community. It is a totally non-...
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To vote or not to vote, that is the question

Many times I have seen people ask for views on good questions and answer. Especially since Winter Bash 2016 has started, I see people requesting for views on good posts, sometimes even asking for ...
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Low quality hit and run

How can I address getting a low quality downvote? Clearly a flame war is not the best option, but I have often felt downvotes (not just mine) are unfair and often gratuitously snarky (be nice). Is ...
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Who interprets the rules about questions such as they can't be too broad, unresearched or subject to opinion? [closed]

On Mathematics Stack Exchange, Burak asked the following wonderful question: What are some counter-intuitive results in mathematics that involve only finite objects? The question is clearly ...
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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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How do I ask questions on Stack Exchange sites and don't get downvoted? [duplicate]

I can get why I am getting downvotes when I ask question about JavaScript - I don't have experience and should learn language instead of doing stuff with it. I can't get why I am getting upvotes on ...
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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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When undoing a downvote on Area 51, reputation is not re-calculated

Somebody downvoted my post (on Area 51) and then they changed their mind. They "un-downvoted" it, and the count went back to 0. I had lost two reputation when they downvoted me, but when they "un-...
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Remove the reputation reduction (-2) for downvotes received

The proposal is change the reputation effect of downvotes received from the current -2 to 0. A downvote would reduce the score of a post, but generate no notification with "-2" in it. The "-2" ...
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People downvote the question if we downvote their answer

I have noticed that. If we downvote some of the people's answers, then they will downvote our question. What's the reason & how to come out from this situation? I know that in Stack Overflow ...
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What is the effect of popular bad quality question in the long run?

Today I received a popular badge for one of my bad questions, it has 3 downvotes. Many of us ask bad questions sometimes, sometimes when we are new to the system. Popular questions would show on ...
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Making Stack Exchange a more inviting place for new users

Stack Exchange is a wonderful and invaluable community... once you're part of it. New users who aren't familiar with how SE works may have a different impression of our community though. For instance, ...
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How could a user (moderator) with 98 reputation points have downvoted?

First of all, the point of this question is just to understand how SE works. I have no other motive with this question. I'm just trying to learn about the finer details. When I came across this user ...
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How to find if a suspicious account down-votes your posts

This post targets infrequent unreasonable down-votes that are received after a critical comment of you or a down-vote that you explicitly said it's yours, only. To be honest, it goes on my nerves if ...

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