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Targeted, wrongful downvoting [duplicate]

First off, sorry if this post is on the wrong part of stack exchange. I believe that this would be appropriate either here, or the meta part of the main site itself. I have also contacted the help ...
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Downvotes on a specific question - understanding the rationale behind them

I have a question concerning this question of mine: How to prove $f(x)=\ln x$ continuous by proving first that $f(x)$ continuous at $1$, and then by using $\ln(xy)=\ln(x)+\ln(y)$. The question is ...
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Why does my question get down voted? Should “simple” questions get voted down?

My question: What possible values of $a$ lead to the inequality $|f(x_1) - f(x_2)| \gt |g(x_1) - g(x_2)|$. I don't understand why I get voted down and there are even people suggesting that it should ...
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Should an answer be downvoted if it is correct (or almost correct)?

Can it ever be justified in down voting a technically correct answer, or an answer with a minor error that can be corrected when brought to the attention of the person who answered the question. I ...
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late-downvotes received, no reason

One month ago I answered this question. From my perspective, even if the question was very simple, I think I manage to find why the OP had trouble understanding the problem and provide a succesful ...
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Should a not well received answer be deleted?

A answer that is not that well received or the one that got tonnes of downvotes, should it be deleted by the answerer ? As such answers don't add any value to the question for the future visitors! ...
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What is the process for determining which questions with no effort get downvoted?

On questions that are just questions with literally no apparent effort put in by the OP, I often see several downvotes. (Example here.) Occasionally there is an accompanying comment that the OP ...
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Need to remove a downvote :-( [duplicate]

I accidentally cast a downvote on one of the answers to this question (Computing $\cos\frac{\pi}{7}$) and want to remove it. I became aware of it too late and thus ask for help.
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An auto-comment on first questions that motivates sharing doubts and thoughts

Very often I see a user's first question getting down-voted and eventually it ends up being closed. Usually I find this to be too rough of a treatment, as the user is not accustomed to the site. I ...
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What if an answer is downvoted, but later corrected?

Recently I wrote an answer here. Initially it was incorrect, but now I feel that I have corrected it to the best of my knowledge. There is no other answer on the question either. Another answer was ...
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Why are not my down votes counted?

I'm trying to do down votes when I see that a post is not useful. The website tells me in a blue box that I could comment, what would I want to improve. Nevertheless, when I go to my profile and come ...
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What Should I Do With Serial Down-Voters? [duplicate]

Recently, some user has started down-voting my posts without any reasons consecutively! I call them serial down-voters! :) What should I do?
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Why is my question getting downvotes, an unclear vote but no explanations? How can I improve this question?

The question: Show the equivalence of these definitions of independence of random variables Two books give two different definitions of independence of random variables, and I am trying to show that ...
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Should we find 5 downvotes on an answer from a user with 13,721 reputation suspicious?

This answer in a basic calculus exercise given by a user with 13,721 reputation has at least 5 downvotes. I think it has some sense, if it is not right. At the very least, I would expect someone would ...
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Unfounded multiple downvotes and close requests

I have asked a quite legitimate question. After a day I myself given an answer. Without any reason both the question and the answer were voted down and there are close and delete requests. I do not ...
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Is “Don't bother voting to close a sufficiently downvoted question” good advice?

...provided there aren't any close votes already, of course. It's no secret the close review queue has been pretty large lately (see here, for instance). It's sitting at 110 questions, as I write this ...
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Downvote to withhold bounty?

This question is motivated by this example. In it, several users (including myself) posted answers, none of which were complete and satisfying. However, they did receive varying amounts of upvotes. ...
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Why is it that people down vote an answer without even bothering to comment what is the problem?

Why is it that people down vote an answer without even bothering to comment what is the problem? On many cases I find that people down vote my answer and I am not able to figure out who has downvoted ...
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Down vote for new user

I registered an account for Math Exchange this morning. While trying to learn Latex and type neatly the solution for the user Cherry_Developer in here and here, I got down vote. I get very unhappy ...
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Names of downvoters should be listed.

As the question suggests, names of the downvoters should be listed along with the voting arrows, because then anyone can vote however they want. Even if the question is good, due to hostile relations, ...
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Users providing only answers in Maple [duplicate]

This question is about users who stubbornly only provide Maple code and their output as answers, even if the question does not ask for it. Yesterday I decided to review some low-quality posts (there ...
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Answering homework questions and downvoting

I just saw this thread: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/970464/parallel-tangents-and-curves and there were discussions in it on whether or not it was appropriate to downvote an answer which ...
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About downvotes.

I understand the abundance of downvote-related questions that are asked here, but I didn't find any related to what I propose, so here is my thought: I wholeheartedly aggree that the reasons for one'...
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How to prevent many downvotes [duplicate]

On the mathematics SE site there, yesterday, was a person who went on and disliked every single one of my posts. I don't know who that was, but I feel that this will continue if it does not stop now. ...
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Primarily downvoters

I wonder if Stack Exchange has considered some mechanism to limit those who primarily downvote, or at least downvote much more than they upvote?
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What should I do if a user is malicious after providing an unhelpful answer? [closed]

About six months ago, I've asked a question to which a user replied with a comment which was intended as an answer, but wasn't mathematically correct. After he was told so, he concluded that I (it ...
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Nearly all frontpage questions downvoted

Of the 50 questions on the front page a few minutes ago, all but 4 have downvotes. (Many also have upvotes, of course, and many have more upvotes than downvotes.) This doesn't seem normal to me. Is ...
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Is it appropriate of me to make a flag to ask for investigating the downvotings when not understanding the reason of them?

My answer to this question this site has gained several upvotes and downvotes by now. That's a fresh situation for me since, generally my answer received solely upvotes or downvotes, but not both. As ...
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Can moderators know the identity of (non-serial) mass downvoters?

This recent question received an inexplicable downvote from some user who apparently downvoted every other question that was asked at around the same time. Can moderators find out exactly who this ...
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Why does the person who is downvoting an answer get a downvote himself? [duplicate]

Why is that the person who downvotes an answer get a downvote himself? Isn't this unfair. I mean that the answer is not right or up to the standards so I downvote it but I also get a downvote but I ...
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Why are people voting down questions of new comers?

If their question lacked an attempt or any details, we could just tell them couldn't we? Why not vote down only those questions which either can't be understood or are off topic? Are people trying to ...
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Downvoting new user's questions

Quite recently I saw a few posts of new users of this site (which were just joining MSE) which were on a very basic level and indeed contained some mistakes or even basic mathematical ...
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Why reputation is not changed w.r.t Net votes?

I mean to say that when anybody asks a question here and he/she gets an upvote, his/her reputation is increased by $5$ and when he/she gets a downvote at the same question, his reputation is decreased ...
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Should questions asking to prove false claims be downvoted or closed?

There is this question where the poster asked for helping proving a claim that in general is not true. Many people gave counterexamples to the claim. The question received downvotes as well. Later ...
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Can anyone offer tips in understanding why a question is not well-received?

There are the obvious reasons why a question is not well-received: User just copied a question from homework or a textbook and doesn't explain. A question is unclear A question has been asked a ...
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Downvoting answers because question is bad?

I have seen that sometimes answers which are not bad get downvoted because they answer low-quality posts. Is this activity supported? If yes then perhaps we should make it official by automatically ...
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Is there anything wrong with my question?

I asked this question here. I know it is an "immediate consequence of the theorem", and sometimes we only understand the theorem and don't know how to apply the theorem in an example. So, I wanted to ...
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What to do about obvious revenge downvoting [duplicate]

After a small argument with an user this just happened to me: I realise my first comment may have ignited everything and that some users may disagree with me, but I believe revenge downvoting isn't ...
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Down voting a question for not showing a correct attempt?

Ok, I know these types of questions have been asked many times before. But, my question is slightly different. I am not a math genius. I am learning from my mistake. I may have completely ...
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Where exactly is one supposed to downvote?

I am unclear as to where exactly one is supposed to downvote reasonably. I find that most people downvote newcomers' questions, since they lack context and formatting. But I personally feel they ...
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Why has this question been downvoted and closed. And how should I improve my question?

I asked this question:https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/732370/what-do-we-mean-by-number-of-things. I do not know why it is downvoted. I asked in my comment why the silent downvotes but none ...
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I have been personally attacked (by getting unexplained downvotes for multiple questions at once) [closed]

Yesterday I decided to downvote this answer (by the user induktio) for reasons I clearly stated in the comments. The answerer omitted some details when performing a not-always-invertible operation ...
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Comments soliciting downvotes

Once or twice I have seen comments effectively seeking downvotes on answers, like "Why is this getting upvotes??" or "This answer should be downvoted hard". Since they are clearly not about ...
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Serial downvoting [duplicate]

Yesterday I got 9 downvoting. And the downvoting was done within 2 minutes, from 14:29 to 14:30 (see here). Some of the answers received downvoting have received more than 10 upvotes (see here, here, ...
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Upvotes on Misleading Comment

I posted this answer here: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1121698/205062 My answer was commented upon by someone who misunderstood it but that comment (the second comment) has attracted two upvotes....
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Edited-and-Reopened Questions Should Ping Downvoters

A somewhat common pattern on this site seems to be that a new user will post a poor question, receive a bunch of downvotes and have their question closed. If we're lucky, they'll (or someone) improve ...
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Why my reputation decreases by 1 when I down vote [duplicate]

I have seen that when I have down voted some answer that is just posted and has no votes. My reputation gets decreased by 1. Also it does not happen every time it, it only happens when the person who ...
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Is my self-created question a valid contribution to MSE?

I asked a question (Evaluate the integral $\int_0^\infty \frac{x (\ln(x))^2}{x^4 + x^2 + 1}\text{ d}x$) that I created myself in order to show a particular technique, but apparently people dislike ...
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Downvoting on meta and disappearance from the front page

As we all know, "voting is different on meta": since there is no reputation attached to votes, it's possible to freely upvote or downvote questions and answers based on whether you disagree with them ...
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Why are all the answers to this question downvoted? [closed]

I've recently noted that all the correct and helpful answers to this question are downvoted by a single-person. I don't have any proof but, I am pretty sure that the downvotes are given by a single ...