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Voting irregularities would be repeatedly upvoting or downvoting answers from a particular user, often in a rapid fashion. The algorithms for determining what constitutes "irregular" are …
answered Jun 12 '13 by bwarner
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I wouldn't upvote a question just because it had a downvote and I felt bad for the user. But it is possible that I would read a question that I might otherwise skip because it is a downvoted question …
answered Feb 16 '12 by bwarner
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I would personally advise against downvoting an answer just to try to make another answer bubble to the top, unless you would've downvoted the answer even in the absence of any others. Stack Exchange …
answered May 2 '12 by bwarner
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I'd say yes, upvoting an answer without taking the time to read it is bad practice and could be damaging. We have had times where WRONG answers have been highly upvoted, and it takes a lot of work to …
answered Dec 19 '12 by bwarner
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Downvoting questions does not cost any reputation. Downvoting answers costs 1 reputation. Its really not enough for it to be an issue though.
answered Sep 20 '12 by bwarner