Questions tagged [down-votes]

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down-votes and protecting of honest users

Firstly, I am glad to meet MSE. I'm learning rules of MSE. I try to prove the questions clearly, aesthetically and correctly as possible as. Sometimes I'm sharing my problems with users. I like to ...
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Why reputation is returned to a person from deleting a bad question?

I've noticed that if I post a question, and it gets an up vote(+5 rep), and I accidentally delete it, the reputation is deducted from the account. BUT, if it has negative votes(-2 rep), and I delete ...
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Upvoting a question because it has too many downvotes

Sometimes questions which aren't appropriately formed according to the site guidelines get a lot of down votes. I would not normally up vote these questions - but I don't feel they are necessarily ...
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Downvote an answer [duplicate]

I noted that if I downvote an answer I lose one point. However I don't understand the reason of this. If I downvote an answer which is wrong, I help the other reader to understand which answers are ...
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Does a good answer to a “bad” question deserve downvotes?

The question was of the "do my homework" type, showing no effort to solve it; but it was clear enough and had a definite solution. A good answer attracted several downvotes, presumably to punish the ...
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How do I go about determining if downvotes are serial?

Forgive me - I am sure this is addressed elsewhere on this meta site, but I am not not familiar enough with Meta.MSE to know. I noticed that four of my questions were downvoted in a very short time ...
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Deduction in rep for downvoting

If I downvote someone's answer with detail in the comment as to why, then why is my reputation deducted ( by -1). I am helping the community. Reputation is hard to earn, and if it's deducted every ...
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A user has downvoted me many times [closed]

A user continues to downvote my answers (for example, from 9 month ago). I already reported a few days ago, though. This data include even the question of 9 month ago. $20170123$
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Extra reputation?

Why have I got +16 reputation on this question when clearly it only has received 2 up votes. Why does it make sense to describe complex numbers through powers of $e$? Not that I'm complaining.
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Getting reputation back after deleting answer

Today it happened to me 2 times, I posted answer to questions and I got 3 (and 1 on another answer) downvotes on my answer. After that I deleted my answers. Then after some time when I check my ...
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Down voting and close voting for missing context

Today, I asked a question and it will probably be closed for missing context.I'm a freshmen year Physics & Mathematics student, and for me this question has enough context, which is not true based ...
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How to deal with “discomforting” downvotes?

I have noticed that recently the downvoting spree on MSE has increased by a lot. It often occurs (also here and here) to me that, driven by my will to help people, I provide a solid proof/hint and ...
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Should the complexity of an answer be a reason for downvotes (if it is correct)? What should I do?

In light of an argument here over an answer being downvoted (apparently multiple times) because it was 'complicated' to whoever downvoted, which I found to be the wrong reason to downvote, if there ...
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To edit or delete an answer you wish to re-answer after a downvote?

I am asking this as I recently answered a question badly, and on going back to redo it from scratch it had got a deserved downvote. I have two questions: 1) I first deleted my post as my new answer ...
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Should computational questions that can be easily solved with a calculator be downvoted?

Many questions are purely computational and can easily be solved with a calculator. The downvote tooltip says: This question does not show any research effort; it is not clear or useful Questions ...
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I have no idea why it has been downvoted

I have no idea why this question here https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1850601/where-is-fx-x-frac1x-decreasing-solved has been downvoted in spite of many people answering it and I gave ...
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How to ask and answer questions without getting downvoted [duplicate]

All the questions and answers I've posted in the past have gotten down voted, including the one on this account. I have read the guides on how to use the site, but nothing I have tried has ever worked....
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Can we be nicer to downvoters?

I vote a lot. This includes quite a few downvotes. I do not comment with my downvotes anymore, because most of the time when I do comment I am met with attacks. I have been called names, received ...
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What's a socially acceptable way to obtain the “Peer Pressure” badge?

The "Peer Pressure" badge has the requirement of "Delete own post with score of -3 or lower". There has already been a post here talking about removing it. However, what if a person actually wanted ...
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My post was never marked closed, but the reputation page said it was removed; what happened?

Earlier this month, I asked this question regarding the interchange between the summation and derivative in my given example. When I went to the reputation tab, I saw this: I went to the question ...
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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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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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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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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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How to remove downvote after the grace period expired?

I accidentally cast a downvote which I want to remove (Computing $\cos\frac{\pi}{7}$). I found about it too late to reverse my vote and am looking for help in what I can do. The Help desk was no ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Unfriendly Community in Mathematics Stack Exchange

Mathematics Stack Exchange has a fundamentally unfriendly and unapproachable community. How could you change this culture? Down votes are generally given to users that didn't understand a topic but ...
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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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Stalked by a downvoter? [duplicate]

I had four downvotes today, all within a couple of hours of answers I posted within the last few days. It strikes me as odd that they would all gain any sort of attention suddenly within such a short ...
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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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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 ...