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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What do upvotes and downvotes mean on Meta?

What do upvotes and downvotes mean on Meta? Does it mean "We should not discuss this," or "Good question, the answer is 'no'"?

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