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Why was this question about running Valorant on a Mac computer downvoted?

Here is the question — How to get VALORANT on 2021 M1 MacBook Air: VALORANT, currently, is not on MacOS. It is also not on Steam. You cannot download VALORANT through the website because... well, ...
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Should Arqade opt-in to the 1 reputation voting experiment?

Stack Exchange is currently looking for volunteers for their 1 reputation voting test. The Arqade mod team has decided that we’re fine with opting into this experiment, but we believe it’s a decision ...
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How can I negotiate with this "angry" user?

There was a user who's answer I unaccepted, who went and randomly downvoted one of my answers. I know that they were the one who did it, because: I can see the change to their rep One of the most-...
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How can I fix these downvoted answers?

Sorry, and yes, this is legitimately more than 2 times I would post a question like this, but I just need info for the future. So, answers like mine in this question are downvoted, just like any other....
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Why do answers turn blurry when downvoted -3+?

I have saw this before, but now I want to find the bottom of it. Answers that are blurry I have seen downvoted massively (-3 or more), and a answer of mine (edited from a comment) became one of them. ...
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Why is this question being downvoted heavily?

I made the idle-supermarket-tycoon tag, because I want to talk about it with some questions of it. I asked this question: What are the descriptions of each item?, and I gained a downvote, but what's ...
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The strange history of a question's votes

So I asked this question and it has some interesting story of its votes which I find strange. So I asked it, self-answered it as a CW, and let it be before I can accept the answer. For some time, it ...
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Why can't I downvote answers or questions?

When I first created my account, I tried to vote on an answer. But it said that I must have 15 reputation to vote. After some time, I got up to 21 reputation, and I voted on an answer I liked. But ...
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Can you upvote/downvote answers to your own questions even without the required reputation?

The upvoting privilege comes at 15 reputation points, and the downvote privilege at 125 points. If a user that has not surpassed this baseline has received a good answer to their question, can they ...
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What is the most upvoted question in Arqade?

I want to know what is the most upvoted question in Arqade so I can use it to learn what constitutes a high quality question. Does anyone know what is the most upvoted question on Arqade?
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Delete vote count does not update unless I refresh the page

I was recently looking through answers with delete votes in the 10k tools and found a question with two answers that needed to be deleted. I clicked the delete button on the first one, and it informed ...
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Just a Curiosity Question: Whats with the recent downvoting on the newest tab?

So, I came in today, and saw that nearly every newest tab item (or atleast many of them) had -1 to -4 downvotes, Is someone serial downvoting? or are the questions literally that bad? I dont want to ...
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How did my answer get so many upvotes?

This is one of quite a few answers that I have given in the last few days. It somehow got a lot of upvotes, a lot more than my answers usually get. I try to give good answers and I am really unsure ...
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Downvotes on Splatoon2 questions?

This was mysteriously instantly downvoted, What are the rules for the "fresh" (?) score on Splatoon2 And another Splatoon2 question I posted was mysteriously instantly downvoted, Is ...
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Why were my downvotes retracted?

On several questions I received reputation back after previously downvoting due to what I believed to be low-quality effort posts. I both received my reputation back and the downvotes were retracted ...
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Do answers get pushed into Low Quality Posts when they gather enough downvotes?

Part of this question says: Is it incorrect? Downvote it (and if it gets enough downvotes, it’ll get kicked into the low quality queue where the community can delete it). Emphasis mine. Is this ...
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Why does my duplicate deserve so many downvotes?

A while back I asked the question: How can I stop getting notifications when my friends start games? Given the net score of -2 (+2/-4) I don't think this comes down to Tim losing his keys. What ...
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What is it with massive downvoting of [minecraft-commands]?

To confirm my suspicion, I've just counted the average score over the last 100 questions tagged with minecraft-commands. And I came up with -0.87 It seems the downvotes are given regardless of ...
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Why so many downvotes?

From 10 Questions, I have at least 4 questions that received many down votes. I understand down votes if the question asked is not described well, but on this Stack Exchange site, it feels as if there ...
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Why were two of my downvotes reverted?

This morning I noticed I had received two separate instances of +1 reputation on answers (one, two), both of which were labeled "undownvoted" in the reputation tab of my profile. As I hadn't removed ...
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Why has my answer been downvoted?

A while ago, I posted an answer to this question, and since then my answer has been downvoted multiple times for reasons I cannot discern. I'm not too bothered by any aspect of this other than the ...
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Why was this question downvoted without even telling me why and no answers?

So I just posted a question about different gun types in Fortnite BR here . Now it has 2 downvotes, with no comments (Other than me asking why it's downvoted) no answers in just like 30 mins. I don't ...
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Is there any explanation for some random upvote marathons?

Maybe once a month, I just get a random boost of maybe 15 upvotes in a very short timeframe (about an hour). Looks like somebody just ran down my question/answers and threw upvotes on everything. (...
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Why aren't my questions being well-received?

I've been an active member of the Stack Exchange network for a little under a year now, and I've been trying hard to integrate myself into Arqade. I've played games since I was a kid, and I really ...
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Is flagging and downvoting done in good faith, or is it merely a fun way for "in" members to exercise power? [closed]

I asked a question about certain game assets. These assets happened to be music, but that is kind of beside the point - the question depended on whether there is an in-game or development process ...
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Is there a bias against self-answered questions?

I recently posted and self-answered the question How do I unlock all the characters/stages in Super Smash Bros. 64?. After the question was received negatively, I received a comment which touched on a ...
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Looking for feedback from the community regarding "Dislikes"

I want an answer from a guy who knows the community best. ;) Why are people keep disliking my posts when they have good grammar? I mean there is no sense to dislike it. It can be only I didn't put a ...
Murydary's user avatar
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Could I get some criticism on my posts?

Backstory: I'm active a lot lately, and I must say I try to post as high-quality posts, especially answers, as I can. I remember when I was a new user, my post quality was really low, I was getting ...
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Can we stop voting down new user's posts? [duplicate]

Please stop voting down new people, instead just fix their spelling mistakes, say whats wrong and don't be the guy that sounds like this: CAN YOU PLEASE SPECIFY MORE OF YOUR PROBLEM BECAUSE I DON'T ...
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A bad start or a bad question?

I've posted this question both on SE and on Reddit. The question was about necessity of alts in Eve Online. I asked, since gameplay is versatile in Eve online, what activities required alts and what ...
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Why can't I undo up-votes on comments?

So recently I liked a comment, but then I realized that it was the wrong comment I up-voted! And I was presented with this screen Why is this?
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Positive and Negative votes

I recently noticed that when an answer has a positive amount of votes, It looks exactly the same as when there are no votes. On the other hand, when an answer has a negative amount of votes it fades ...
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Why do people get more reputation from lengthier answers?

I want to get peoples opinion on this topic. I generally spend a lot of time preparing answers: I spend up to an hour on some questions and 30 minutes on this question. As you can see, I don't have ...
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When should we upvote a question on Arqade?

The question I ask was first a question I had for any SE community. Naturally I make a research on this subject and find some very interesting Q&A : Meta SE; Why arent people voting for ...
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Why 1000 reputation points are needed to view vote counts?

I was reading privileges on this page and I learned that you can see vote counts and expanded usercard at 1000 reputation points. Why it's so expensive to obtain this privilege ?
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Is it ok to delete your downvoted post to get reputation back?

Recently, I've got a question with a score of -4, so I have deleted it and I got my reputation back. Is this act considered to be ok?
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What to do to get the "Curious" badge with a negative score question?

Source post: Villagers still not breeding I got a small problem for getting the "Curious" badge because this question has a -1 score and the "Need a positive question record" requirement isn't met....
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Console Only Answers for Fallout-4

The terminology here can be a little confusing, as Xbox One and PS4 are "consoles", but only PC players have access to the "console". For the rest of this question, "console" by itself refers to the ...
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Why do I lose Reputation when I downvote?

When I downvoted a bad answer (because it was copied from a duplicate question) I lost 1 reputation. This is the answer I speak of. At first I thought it was a glitch, so I down voted another bad post,...
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Increase daily vote limits depending on a user's reputation

According to this post, you get 40 votes a day. This seems like a good limit, but I find myself hitting the limit everyday. There are so many questions on Arqade, and so little votes to cast. I think ...
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Why do (good) Game-Id questions get so much rep?

When I say "good" I mean the ones that follow the rules - that provide some example of the game. I often see these questions pop up, and in just the same way that users pounce on game-id questions ...
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Answer Order Bug

I have noticed a bug here on answers for a question. The answers aren't displaying in order of votes, like they should be. Here is a screenshot to demonstrate: I have refreshed the page, reopened ...
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Why does a difference of opinion affect votes so much?

Sometimes you see questions that attract some negative input. For example, this game identification question about Fallout 3 received some heat, some heated discussions arose and next thing we know, ...
Ben's user avatar
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Why I'm getting downvotes with no explanations?

I recently asked a question on Arqade and getting downvotes after answering my own question. What could be the possible reason of downvotes? Please help me understand. I won't ask this type of ...
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Is it bad practice to downvote an answer which I disagree with?

The privilege's page states : Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps dangerously incorrect. However, ...
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can a closed question be voted?

I'm not sure where to find an answer, but i asked an not-so-good question lately and it was closed... that fine, thats ok.. i apprechiate that it has been closed... ...after my question has been ...
Martin Frank's user avatar
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Suspect Serial Downvoting, when does the system do the check?

The image above is a screen shot of my Rep History, in the space of 3 minutes a bunch of my questions were downvoted, particular 4 in one minute, 3 in another. While some i could accept the downvote ...
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How can we reduce the downvote without leaving comment issue? [duplicate]

I don't think that it is very good practice for users to downvote a question or answer without at least leaving a comment to explain why, It makes me think there are people that just go around and ...
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I think Santa Claus paid me a visit. Should we kill him?

Just now I had a slew of upvotes directed at me. This upped my reputation by 200. I know that this is something called "Santa Claus" in action. From what I've heard, some users will sprinkle upvotes ...
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What's wrong with the voting restrictions?

Today I reached my "daily" limit of votes. I was told to wait one hour before I could vote again. Last time I had to wait four hours. Why?
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