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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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-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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Re-asking a question to get rid of a negative score?

There is a rather nice question in the group-theory tag at the moment. It deals with the pre-requisites needed to understand a rather famous result. You can find the question here. An answer to this ...
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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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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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In praise of silence

I want to praise silent downvotes. I think they are underused, underappreciated, and misunderstood. This may be due to statements such as one in down-voting tag ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it ok to try to identify downvoters?

I've noted the same user on several occasions asking in comments (rather rudely) about who downvoted his answer. Is this acceptable behaviour? Just an example: @xxxxx: Are you the downvoter? and ...
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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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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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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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downvoting because of duplication?

This question has five downvotes, and was closed as a duplicate of a question with 25 up-votes. Should one down-vote a question merely because of duplication? There's no mention of anything wrong ...
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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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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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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 ...