Questions tagged [down-votes]

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...