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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 ...
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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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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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Why do I keep getting Downvotes?

Well, I know about the Downvoting a question and not explaining why?, and I'm ok with that. Nothing constructive to say. If a user doesn't feel like there is anything for them to suggest in ...
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Voting issues please help

I voted up on a question from frank and when I pressed the up button it voted it down and when I pressed down it went up. Can someone help me? I do not know what to try.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Upvoting question or answer edits

I've had a few edits to my posts recently, and all of them helpful. Should we have some means of appreciating this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do not allow users to downvote a question they have answered

I don't see a reason why it would be useful to do both of these actions so it makes sense to me to put this in place. Of course I'm curious as to why you think it makes sense as I'm suspicious it ...
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Why do people downvote so much here?

I'm not sure if it's just me, but people seem to downvote both questions and answers more frequently here than on any other (popular) SE site like StackOverflow for example. Is it just me or am I ...
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Why can't we downvote our own questions?

I'm just curious why we're not allowed to downvote our own questions. I mean, if you see that your question's topic is somewhat.....sad, then why can't you downvote it?
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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