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Is there some way to figure out if someone is trolling/harassing me? You could flag for moderator attention and ask. Moderators can see if an account has been systematically downvoted by another account (at least on a single site). However, in your case, it seems unlikely. Unless you've been deleting your questions after asking them, you've only posted ...


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The answerer politely tells me that his answer was more appropriate before the question was edited. That's usually a sign of 1) an inappropriate edit to the question or 2) the question was really poor to begin with and should not have been answered in that form. It's easy to miss that a question was edited after the answer was posted (I'm a reasonably ...


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Why would you change your vote because the author has an excuse for why their answer doesn't address the question well? Posts should be judged solely on their content. Until the answer is edited to match the question, it still deserves the downvote. Once the answer has been edited, the system will let you change your vote. If a question is too vague to be ...


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You might not be aware, but something like this is already in place: Negatively scoring questions (-4 or lower) are already hidden from the homepage. If you wait long enough, they will be deleted by an automated process. Negatively scoring answers (-3 or lower) are grayed out Those answers are also more likely to be flagged as Very Low Quality and ...


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According to this answer on Meta Stack Overflow by animuson ♦, the value of “votes cast” in the user profile includes votes on deleted posts. You can also easily confirm that by checking the “Votes” tab in your profile and comparing the “votes cast” number with the number of upvotes and downvotes displayed there (the “Votes” tab does not include votes on ...


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Canned feedback is not particularly constructive. A generic “you should provide more detail” will never be as helpful as someone explaining “You should add an example of what the flingert did when you decombobulated it.” No matter how verbose a predefined comment from a list is, it can’t help but be vague about what the user should do specifically to improve ...


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