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A Close Vote is not a Super-Downvote. Please don't use it as one

So, yesterday a dumb question was asked.. It was closed as Not A Real Question in less than an hour, and reopened mere minutes later. This isn't the first time that this has happened. It usually ...
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Please don't misuse the voting system

This has been in discussion in chat on and off since I first joined up. Random downvotes and upvotes are things that happen. No need to sweat it. It happens, move on. We've had this discussion ...
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Why don't we require users to comment their reasons for down-voting?

I don't know where to exactly look for the answer to this question on SE / Meta.SE as my searching has been inconclusive. Why doesn't Stack Exchange require users to enter a comment as a reason for a ...
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Do you “sympathy upvote”?

I was going to post this on Meta Stackoverflow, until a quick search revealed several other discussions on the topic. However, since those are old posts with old views I was curious of how the ...
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Is it bad practice to upvote to help out?

The title doesn't really do my question justice, as I can't seem to find the right words to use. I occasionally find myself reading through older questions or viewing peoples questions/answers that ...
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Protocol when one question has 2 correct answers?

This question has 2 separate answers, and both are great, one answers the specifics of the question (Davy8), the other answers the general question (alexanderpas) (which will work for other games) ...
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Downvoted an answer and MY score went down

I'm trying to figure out why when I downvoted an answer, my score went down as well. I don't see anywhere why that should affect my score.
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Downvoting a question and not explaining why? [duplicate]

When a question is down-voted people should usually tell the asker why! I have a question that has been down-voted twice. No one has answered it and it annoys the hack out of me. This is the question ...
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Does a solution suggesting answer lose the credibility to be upvoted, if the OP has declared the answer as non functional?

Following case: A solution is being suggested in an answer, the OP disqualifies the answer at some point as useless, after having tried it out be it a nice try or not. The answer might have already ...
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Votes for moderator doesn't drop below 0

I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like that be the number of votes the nominees have doesn't go below 0. Doing the maths the normal view should display -14 but instead it displays 0 Is this done ...
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No reputation loss for downvoting a question

If I remember how SE works then downvoting costs you a small amount of reputation. I recently downvoted this question on arqade, but my reputation hasn't dropped. Is it because the question was ...
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Are the Mass Effect 3 Missions affecting voting?

Having received relatively few votes for my own ME3 questions, I looked at all the mass-effect-3 questions and noticed that the number of votes for both questions and answers is considerably lower on ...
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When is it appropriate to downvote a question?

Clearly there are some questions asked that are not appropriate for the site. Many of them come from users that are new to the site. I have no problem with voting to close the questions, and ...
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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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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 ...