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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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Is it OK to down-vote overly popular answers?

It's very common to see a question that has a fair to decent answer with a very large numer of upvotes, followed by a better answer with half the upvotes. Usually, it's because the higher ranked ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I be able to delete questions after lengthy periods w/answers?

I asked this question, thinking it was something that would help me and be a valid contribution to the site. However, the question clearly did not go down so well and I don't feel like getting ...
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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 is this question being downvoted?

This question about playing & recording Minecraft (and the required specs) is being downvoted, and I don't know why - it's not my question, but I'm pretty sure knowing the problems within it will ...
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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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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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What does "voting irregularities" mean in terms of a suspension?

I was looking at another user's profile (not mine!) and noticed that the account was suspended. The exact text reads: This account is temporarily suspended for voting irregularities. The suspension ...
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What's 'undownvoted' doing on my rep page when I've done no such thing?

Checking my rep this morning, I came across this: I know that I haven't been doing any 'undownvoting' - in fact, I was in bed when this occured. Are there other things which can cause this to happen ...
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Page renders with me having upvoted and downvoted simultaneously

I think it's easiest to just explain this with a picture and steps to reproduce: Downvote a post. Leave that tab open. Wait for the post to get edited. Open a new tab and upvote that post. Wait ...
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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 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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Undoing upvotes for comments

Is there any way to undo upvotes for comments, like upvotes and downvotes for normal questions and answers?
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What happens if you upvote your own answer/question?

Just curious, what would happen if you voted up your own question or answer? I don't want to test this out in case I lose reputation or something.
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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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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 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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Is the content of this answer actually a bad thing?

Please take a look at my answer here: Bioshock has no sound in Windows 7 I have played this game and shared the problem encountered by user "Mr. Shiny and New". I was able to solve the issue ...
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Why are users able to upvote/downvote closed questions?

What benefit does this add? User1: Here's my (bad) question. {User1 posts the question against better judgement} Moderator: That's a bad question. {Moderator closes the question for X reason} ...
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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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How to change your vote to neutral?

Suppose that hypothetically you downvoted a question because it was wrong or it was off-target or maybe because the asker wrote it in bad barely comprehensible English without seeming to put any ...
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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 ...
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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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Vote locked? But I haven't voted on the answer...

I was trying to vote on Jin's answer to this question, but for some reason Stack Exchange thinks I've already voted on it. I don't particularly care if my vote doesn't get counted in this instance, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do you do when you need to rewrite your old answer from scratch?

A while ago I wrote an answer about a mechanical detail of a game. The answer got a lot of up-votes and got accepted. But then came the next version of the game, and that game mechanic was completely ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Reputation loss for downvoting an answer

I learned recently that downvoting no longer costs reputation. But I found this in my reputation count today after voting on this answer: -1 23:02 downvoted Where can I find more Eridium? So ...