Questions tagged [down-votes]

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How do you tell when someone is being mean or reducing your score for legitimate reasons

I recently noticed that 4 of my questions now have a -1 vote. Up to now, I've been deleting the questions as soon as they go to -1. Even though I put in a good amount of time to make the question as ...
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Downvoting nominees in primaries

Why do we have downvoting in primaries? It doesn't seem democratic (some may see it as the ultimate democracy in voting) to me. If the candidate has put no effort in fair enough don't upvote them. ...
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Some downvotes are missing from the reputation tab?

Not so long ago I could see in my reputation tab which questions/answers have been downvoted, but it seems now this feature is gone. Is it me or is this a new policy which I'm not aware of?
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Do you think we should implement an incentive for leaving a comment when downvoting an answer?

I have noticed that a lot of times when an answer gets downvoted, there is rarely any feedback (unless the answerer asks for one or depends on the popularity of the question) for the downvote. With ...
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Concern with regard to unjustified downvoting [duplicate]

I understand that users dont have to explain their downvotes. Lately it has been a lot downvoting going on. I would just like to ask what is the policy on downvoting? Is there any punishment for ...
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Voting on answers that do not explain how to solve the problem

Is it standard on math exchange to downvote people who answer the question instead of telling the original poster how to solve it? (In cases where the original poster asked for the answer).
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Downvoting for no stated reason is abusive

When I post a short simple answer to a posted question and someone downvotes it, they should be able to explain their objections if I so request. During the months I've been here, I don't recall that ...
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Why did this get so many downvotes?

Nobody said why they downvoted, which makes for a very negative experience for me. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1027035/what-is-the-most-important-outside-of-mathematics-results-known-to-...
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Does your decision to upvote/downvote depend on the current score?

For example, do you more or less likely to upvote the currently high score answer? Do you ever upvote a question or answer because you think "it does not deserve negative score." although you don't ...
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Will implicit down-vote affect my reputation?

Sorry for misusing term reputation I've observed that some flags (I don't remember which!)(If not all) Cast an implicit down-vote on post (again, I'm not sure about questions or answers). Will that ...
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Is there a maximal daily reputation loss from voting?

It is well known that you can only gain 200 points of reputation by upvotes. The rest is discarded, unless it is coming from accepting/accepted answers and bounties. Suppose that over the next UTC ...
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Is UpVote / DownVote related to the answerer's reputation?

So I answered a question no less than 15 minutes since it was asked, 2 hours later a guy (with reputation 70 times greater than mine) added an answer which is identical to mine (of course with ...
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Every answer I gave on math stackexchange has downvotes, and I just joined. Is this typical for the site?

https://math.stackexchange.com/users/181915/terrence-town I guess I was wrong with some of my answers like the absolute value one but they seemed harsh.
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What should I do when I see a spam post?

When I saw a post on this site which can be considered spam, I usually flagged as spam and also downvoted it. I thought that this was the right thing to do - IIRC the downvotes decrease the visibility ...
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Why is there a decreases in number of upvotes and increase in downvotes?

$$\begin{align}&\left(\frac{du}{dt}\approx0\right)_{\text{Jul,2014}}&&,\text{$u=<$no.of up votes$>$}\\&\left(\frac{dd}{dt}\gg0\right)_{\text{Jul,2014}}&&,\text{$d=<$no....
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Some of my answers downvoted unnecessarily? [closed]

Some of my answers were downvoted unnecessarily and even the moderators decline to look into this saying that: "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their ...
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Disparity Between Upvotes in Questions and Answers

Should it ever be possible that a question and an answer have this much disparity? I don't understand how a question "is not good enough" to have positive net votes, but the answers to the question ...
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Does one need to consider the details of the autodeletion script when downvoting?

It is possible that downvoting a post results in deletion of of a question; the precise rules are however a bit tricky. Before downvoting, is it necessary to check if a downvote would lead to (very ...
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Should answer votes be cast based on their accesibility to the asker?

I occassionally see answers to questions which appear to require a greater level of knowlege than the asker has. Should votes be cast on answers depending on how understandable they are to the asker? ...
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Clever downvoting

I realized that someone methodically downvotes my answers. This guy knows that serial downvotes may be automatically reversed by the system. Usually he downvotes three my answers per day, but not ...
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How long it takes for the serial downvoting script to work? is it automatic? [duplicate]

I suspect retaliation, 7 questions downvoted 5 hours ago, my question is about the serial downvoting script. Is it automatic? When does it kick in?
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Downvoting can be identified easily?

I noted that giving a downvote to an answer deducts $-1$ from one's own reputation. But this means, downvoting can be identified by a change from odd to even reputation $-1$ (and vice-versa)? For ...
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Incentive for downvoting?

I'm fairly new to this site, so I'm somewhat confused by the idea behind downvoting, especially considering that one gives up some of one's own reputation to downvote something else. What incentive ...
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Downvote for no reason [duplicate]

I am not sure this is an appropriate question or not. It looks like I'm being 'targeted' by someone on Math S.E. I got so many downvotes today (yesterday I got 1 downvote) for no reason and no one ...
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How to downvote a question “not useful”?

When I hover my mouse on the downvote button, it shows: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful. Yet there is no consensus for the minimum research ...
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Downvoted when you have 1 reputation

I know that when you downvote, you lose 1 reputation, but when you get downvoted, you lose 2 reputation. Also, when you have at least 1 reputation, you can ask questions or provide answers. But what ...
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A certain kind of serial downvoting?

I apologize in advance if this seems like whining. I have, however, observed someone - I think - systematically downvoting each new answer I provide. It would seem to me that this sort of downvoting ...
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Irregular downvoting

I apologize in advance for bringing this issue to the notice of the community. However, I found this instance of downvoting to be quite irregular, and I wanted to "flag" it, by bringing out the issue ...
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Apparent systematic downvoting of many users

Recently I noticed some very suspicious patterns of downvoting. If you browse the rep pages of users on front weekly rep page you will see that almost all users received a pair of downvotes at the ...
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Is it OK to automatically downvote homework questions that show no effort or etiquette?

I have seen a lot of very similar questions here, so I apologize if this is a duplicate. There is a related question at Closing questions that show no effort - official policy? I see this very often ...
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Downvotes and the maximum daily reputation

Due mostly to my two answers to the popular question Are there any open mathematical puzzles?, I received $35$ upvotes today (in the sense of UTC time). As a user can only receive reputation for $20$ ...
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Is downvoting all solutions to a question that turns out to be a duplicate an acceptable use of downvotes?

So here a certain user has downvoted all the answers because he "can't believe" we didn't tag it as a duplicate instead. (In case you're wondering if I'm just speculating about the downvotes' origin, ...
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I suddenly received some downvotes, help me improve my questions.

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/451846/why-r-fracfn https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/450899/left-a-n-a-1-a-n-a-2-text-a-n-a-m-text-right-varepsilon $\xi$ is the least upper bound of ...
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Up Vote Down Vote

There are questions that are fine that they don't in themselves deserve negative votes. However, sometimes such posts get unusually high votes. I understand that the up-vote and down-vote criterion ...
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Do moderators know who downvotes?

Do moderators know who downvotes? This is a related question.
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Why am I losing points when i downvote someone else?

Twice today I downvoted two answers. Both times I also got a point taken off on the question even though no one downvoted me. I did n't think that was suppose to happen. Is there some glitch on the ...
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Quick downvoting of ill-formatted questions by new users

Is it just me, or are we seeing a substantial uptick in very quick down-voting of questions by fairly new users who post ill-formatted, ill-motivated, or ill-posed questions? This question got a very ...
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Checking your old downvotes

I wanted to check my ancient down votes to see if things have improved: I tried to make a query on data.se to find my downvotes: ...
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Point System Query

Can someone please explain to me how the point system works? For many upvotes I get nothing, for some I get +2, for some comment upvotes I get nothing.... for other upvotes I get +10. What is the ...
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Down votes on all my recent answers? [duplicate]

UPDATE: The serial down votes were reversed, and I got all my points back. Thanks everyone! I just noticed the following on my feed: The questions that were down voted for no reason are: {1}, {2}, {...
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Undoing a downvote

I'm sure this has come up before, but a cursory search of meta didn't turn up anything relevant. On occasion I have downvoted an answer, but then the author edited it and I felt that it didn't deserve ...
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Is downvoting a question because you don't like the subject against the rules?

Not that I would ever do this, but I'm just wondering hypothetically...say you have a dislike for a particular subject, for example group theory. Is it against the rules to downvote a question ...
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Deleting a downvoted answer?

Is it right to delete a downvoted answer of one's own? I have only done this once (I actually got the "Peer pressure" badge from that), but I am afraid that this is not allowed. I do have an accepted ...
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Why did this question got downvoted?

the question. I understand that it's super-basic-preschool-stupid (actually no question is stupid) question, but is it right to down vote it just for that? Few things that math taught me, is to ...
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Why are my questions being down voted? [duplicate]

This is my reputation page links: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/93616/sawarnik?tab=reputation .Click under today, and you will know why. These question are not bad and inactive, and I do not ...
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Almost serial downvoting

This user received 5 downvotes in less than a minute, in good answers, an apparently after some discussion with another user. I don't think this is fair game. Any mod can look into it?
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A proposal for a voting index

Downvoting seems to be a rather popular activity on MSE. In the few informal discussions I have seen there seems to be a base of support for this, and also for the preservation of (optional) anonymity ...
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Justification of downvotes [duplicate]

I totally agree that any of my answers can be be downvoted. The problem is that there is no way to know why. Is there any manner to ask somebody (may be the moderator) to clarify and tell me what I ...
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downvotes again; unfairly [closed]

When I receive a down vote I question my maths and that's ok. What did I do wrong in this hint? It appears correct. If $\sum |a_k|$ is convergent, is limit of $a_k=0$? It only gives me less ...
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Up- and downvote statistics

Are there some up and down vote statistics a standard user can access? I'm curious to know whether my feeling that users have been downvoting more and more liberally over time is correct or just my ...