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Is downvoting en masse an on-topic question "friendly"?

Can (or) Should Stack Exchange put a cap on the number of downvotes a FR receives No. The most basic mistake people do with Stack Exchange sites is to confuse voting with social actions. This is ...
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Is downvoting en masse an on-topic question "friendly"?

No, you would just mask a symptom, not the actual cause. The basic problem is the misconception of users what voting is for: a content sorting mechanism to bring together problems with people who can ...
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Is downvoting en masse an on-topic question "friendly"?

That is a lot of questions to answer in one go ... Is downvoting en masse an on-topic question "friendly"? Yes, but might depend on your point of view: If we still agree that each Stack ...
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To what extent might scores, on my posts on one SE site, affect scores on another?

They don't. In almost no cases is your activity on one site impactful of any other site. Some users have excellent reception on one site but end up with downvotes or even suspensions on others. We do ...
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Is downvoting en masse an on-topic question "friendly"?

Can (or) Should Stack Exchange put a cap on the number of downvotes a FR receives [...] No. By doing so, you'd be restricting the ability of many users to justly [down]vote on feature requests. If ...
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Is downvoting en masse an on-topic question "friendly"?

To answer the question posed in the title: Votes - at least those cast by me - reflect how I feel about the content of the post at hand. If I agree with it, think it's a good/necessary question to be ...
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Replace vote locking with vote-reputation locking

The world changes. An answer that was right 5 years ago may no longer be right today. I should be able to change my vote to a more current answer if I revisit the question. The world changes. War ...
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