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 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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Limitations on privileges based on experties

I have noticed some abuse of some features like edit/downvote on some places by inexperienced people who are irrelevant to the target subject. For example, someone asks about C++ code and another guy ...
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Why are there so many bullies on SE sites? [closed]

The moment you post a question that they either misread or misunderstand on their own accord they start to downvote and vote close furiously. Even if your question has a single word in the subject ...
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Is down-voting to get to the top really accepted? [duplicate]

It happens to me so often that my answer gets downvoted just seconds after a new answer has come to light. Is this behavior really accepted? My perspective is that these kinds of downvotes should not ...
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Meta.SE should have a lowered bar for downvoting that is equivalent to upvoting

I have a friend who would like to do some down voting on SE meta. This friend has only 88 rep on this site. However, the friend has also been a loyal-ish servant of SEcorp and has a reasonable ...
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Per-post opt-in notifications to revisit an edited post which you downvoted [duplicate]

Problem: A lot of the time I downvote something that clearly shows lack of research or effort on OP's part, and when they edit to improve it, I usually find out pretty late, because there are no ...
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Does a downvoter receive a notification on a post edit? [duplicate]

Is a notification sent to someone who downvoted a question when that question has been updated? Initially, my question got a downvote because it was lacking sufficient information/code/explanation/...
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Are downvotes on deleted posts counted in the profile vote count? [duplicate]

Many of my downvotes are on spam and low quality posts, and these quite often end up deleted. So when I downvote and the post is deleted shortly after, is the downvote still counted in this number?
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How are downvotes without sufficient reputation recorded? [duplicate]

The popup above is a result of trying to downvote as a user with less than 125 reputation. The popup, in case you can't see it, states the following (emphasis mine): Thanks for the feedback! Votes ...
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What to do about harassment? [duplicate]

This morning I happened to disagree with some newbie user on the best way to resolve a question. He suggested that it is absolutely the best way to directly access a static field in another class; ...
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Tracking reductions in reputation and their reasons

I am curious about reductions in reputation that are not due to removed posts, changes in accepted answers, or recalculations of reputation scores--in short, reductions in reputation that can be ...
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Unnecessary Downvote [closed]

I have a stackexchange account where I posted a couple of questions and people were going out unnecessarily down voting posts on my question. This is preposterous. And this restricts my ability to ...
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First downvoting of a post after a long time [duplicate]

I just got downvoted without any comment! :-) I know that it has been discussed a lot before and members have a split opinion on 'making comment mandatory when downvoting'. But, here I have one ...
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Improper reputation points showing in notification and answer

I just saw my Stack Overflow account after 5 hours. Previously it was showing 30 reputation points for today and upvotes in all of the three answers (I do not consider marks now) in the below ...
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Should I delete posts that are downvoted?

I'm not a heavy SE user but I've noted that every now and then my posts get downvoted without explanation and for no obvious reason. Leaving such posts extant damages my reputation score, whereas it ...
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Has my comment been downvoted? [duplicate]

Other related questions such as Allow downvoting comments (status-declined) and Why can't I downvote comments?, plus the fact I actually cannot downvote a comment make me think downvoting a comment is ...
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Cancelling the downvote lead to +2 not +5 [duplicate]

I have a question on voting system of SO. So I have seen a trend among some community members that they prefer to first downvote the question and then point out the corrections they were hoping to ...
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When a question or answer is already marked spam or offensive by two or more users, tell that when down- or closevoting

When a question or answer is already marked spam or offensive by two or more users, tell that when downvoting, closevoting or voting to delete. Something like a pop-up saying: This question (answer)...
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Down-vote reputation penalty is too big

Over my time using many of the Stack forums, I have of course asked questions that others thought weren't adequate. I could hardly see why and frankly, it felt somewhat unfair as I could spot many far ...
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Does the new user rate limit apply even when you are a new user on only one site?

I am registered on about 80 SE sites, am an "avid user"(>200 rep) on about 30, and a modest user (103-199 rep) on about 20 more. Once when I tried to ask a question on Open Data (my "new user" site), ...
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Should a post be downvoted for being self vandalised?

When a post is self vandalised, the post should be rolled back to the previous version. This Self-Vandalism, what is correct action question addresses the correct protocol. Ok so when a user has a ...
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Can anyone give a negative rating on a question because he just judges so? [duplicate]

I have asked the following question in Stack Overflow: "Why is padding of action buttons ignored in the device?" I followed it with a specific code example. I received a negative rating on the same ...
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How do I respond to people who downvote my question if their answer was not correct?

There was an answer here: How do I uninstall apps that I can't find? It didn't answer the question, so I downvoted it and commented. The author then deleted his answer and downvoted my question. ...
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What defines “heavily downvoted”?

Also related: Are heavily downvoted answers automatically deleted? I heard that you can get a ban or suspension for heavily down-voted questions. What defines "heavily down-voted"? Is it different ...
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What happens if an answer I downvoted gets undeleted? [duplicate]

Seeing the undeletions happening from time to time, I was just wondering what would happen to the -1 rep that a downvoter gets when downvoting an answer. How does "Reputation" work? states, ...
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The downvote button doesn't give the right error message [duplicate]

I don't have enough reputation in the Stackoverflow community. So whenever I try to downvote a public post, there is a blue message which says: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with ...
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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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Why are questions with poor grammar and/or asked by new users down voted so hard? [duplicate]

This might not be the regular trend but every now or then I see a new user asking a question (that does not fit the Stack Exchange question format) and is downvoted heavily. I'm just trying to ...
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Voting with less than 125 reputation points

I have found that if I upvote an answer, it gets upvoted, but if I downvote I receive a message that the vote is hidden until I have sufficient reputation points. Here's an example from an answer on ...
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Possible Flaw in Reputation System (Moderation/Downvoting/Editing)

So as a new user, I'm trying to find a balance between supplying useful answers, getting help that I need, and also trying to raise my reputation at the same time. A really bad experience, and a ...

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