Questions tagged [down-votes]

Downvotes are the community's way of telling peers that their content can be improved. Downvotes on meta may have different meanings.

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-1 for downvote? [duplicate]

I downvoted this answer : Can we find the perimeter of a triangle given only its base and height? , because the answer was really bad. But to my surprise, 1 point was deducted from my reputation (...
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Is it ok to answer the question as to how it would be solved using a CAS?

An answer to a question explained how to use the computer algebra system Maple to solve the problem (though nowhere in the question was any special technology implied). Is explaining how to solve a ...
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downvotes again

The wisdom on the site seems to be that we should ignore downvotes when there is no good reason for them. I'm trying to be wise. But twice in the last 2 days I've been downvoted on answers that were ...
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Negative votes on meta should not be migrated as well

Do negative votes on questions that were incorrectly posted in meta and then being migrated to the main site, like this one (the main question here), carry over their reputation malus for the main ...
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Downvoting to order?

I have stumbled with the following in a user profile. I use downvotes to organize answers to a question. By voting up I bring up the answers that I consider more important, useful, or that I think ...
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A very small favor to ask re downvoted answers

In this question, I initially messed up and put in an incorrect result. Blindingly fast, the answer was downvoted. I raced to correct the result, but by then there was already a correct result. So I ...
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Random downvotes

Today I've got two downvotes in 1-minute interval. One of them was on a banal answer to a today's banal question, and another one on a completely unrelated 1-week old non-banal first correct answer. ...
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Downvotes, downvotes for all! [duplicate]

It is strange that every good answer here has exactly two downvotes each. Would it be sensible to revert this, or should we not care?
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Point difference between upvotes and downvotes

Is it really a good idea for upvotes to give +10 points and downvotes only -2? I've noticed that downvoting posts often produces "sympathy" upvotes by other users seeking to maintain the vote total ...
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Drive-by downvoting [duplicate]

Three hours ago someone downvoted without comment five of my recent contributions that have nothing in common but being five of my recent contributions. Should I be suspicious, and if so, is there ...
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Proposal: Stop displaying the downvotes or upvotes corresponding to an answer

Here is why: It is probably backed by insufficient data but it is possible a) People often vote up a post because it was already upvoted by others. b) More importantly, people downvote some posts ...
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How to bring to attention spiteful down-voting?

I am almost convinced that there is an experienced user on the site, who keeps down-voting my posts. The experienced user seems to know the tricks of the trade, i.e., this user is aware that serial ...
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A kind of revenge?

I just saw some downvoting activity on many questions I answered (see here), not long after I answered this. Is there anything I can do ? EDIT Ok, so MSE has correctly reversed thing during night, ...
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Etiquette for Downvoted Questions

What is the etiquette for downvoted questions? For example, I have noticed many questions recently with down votes because one ore more of the MSE Community had issues with it. However, I often ...
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Ability to Vote Down Comments

It would be nice to be able to vote down comments. Sometimes I find users leaving very unhelpful one sentence complaints about questions and/or answers, but it is not nearly serious enough to warrant ...
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Notification after a downvoted answer was edited

Is there an option to receive a notification, when a post you downvoted was edited? With a downvote you suggest that something is wrong, after the poster edited it, maybe there is no reason anymore ...
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Free Downvotes!

A bug I've just noticed over the past two days... downvotes aren't costing me anything! I downvoted something a day ago and noticed that my rep stayed constant (not supposed to happen), but the ...
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Giving more downvotes than upvotes?

I recently looked at the Data.SE site. After viewing other people's queries, I decided to write one of my own. You see, I have only cast one downvote thus far in my SE career, but I have cast more ...
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Feedback on answer

On my answer here to this question: is $0.\overline{99}$ the same as $\lim_{x \to 1} x$? (yes it is a bit old) I was downvoted by a moderator. I am trying to understand what is wrong with my answer. ...
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Ten old questions of mine have been downvoted within a span of 2 minutes.

I just noticed that my reputation score dropped significantly since my last time checking in. Upon further inspection I saw that on a number of older question I asked, someone downvoted my questions, ...
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Downvoting Complete Solutions

I recently had an answer to this homework question downvoted twice because I provided a complete solution. Has a consensus been reached about how to treat homework problems? If not, is this an ...
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why downvoted in this question?

Anyone have an idea Why I was downvoted in this question? I really don't know. How can I prove $\pi_1(M)=\pi_1(M-\{q\})$? Thanks
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mysterious down-votes on Fourier analysis question about normalising factors

Can someone explain why this question got three down-votes? It seems like a good-faith attempt to get information. (And while explaining, can they abstain from expressions of how appalled they are ...
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Serial downvoting

So, 11 hours ago, 6 of my answers were downvoted all at the same time. Now, the serial downvoting was reversed, which means 5 out of 6 of the downvotes were reversed. Why only 5 out of 6? If it is ...
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Should I be leery of downvoting 'competing' answers on questions?

A quick bit of motivation: recently a question I answered quite a while ago ( Combining Two 3D Rotations ) picked up another (IMHO rather poor) answer. While it was downvoted by someone else and I ...
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On downvoting for reasons independent of post content, e.g. chat behavior

Sure, it would be better if he "learned to crawl" before signing up for the marathon of Calc II, but here's a guy giving a good-faith effort and receiving downvotes (and very helpful answers, I might ...
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Would it be prudent to ignore downvotes rather than commenting on them so frequently?

I've noticed on this site (math.SE) that downvotes get noticed and reactions get announced far more often than on other SE sites I frequent. Often, the respondent sincerely asks the downvoter to ...
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Unable to revert downvote on edited question

The following answer was initially a hint, then an edit was made which was not mathematically correct. At that point I downvoted, and left a comment. The answer has been then reedited with incorrect ...
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“Suspicious voting behavior” and the vote anomaly detection script

I understand that the details of the vote anomaly detection script are secret for a reason. But I also think that at least the coarse principles of what amounts to automated policing of what is ...
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Several downvotes on unrelated posts of mine in a short time period

Since yesterday, seven posts of mine have been downvoted. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. The first four yesterday within at most two hours' time, and the rest today, within an hour. I flagged number 4 for ...
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Frustrating Down-votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a down/up votes be accompanied by a comment? I have been facing lot of trouble with the down-vote system, in the past people used to down-vote me as my english was poor, ...
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Am I a target of retaliatory downvoting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I seem to have made an enemy Between nine and eleven minutes ago, someone (or possibly more than one person, although the fact that all of this has happened in such a short ...

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