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What is it with massive downvoting of [minecraft-commands]?

My thought about it was that it could be the same old "new users never read how-to-ask" issue. To prove my point I've tried some SQL-fu on Data, here are my results. Last 1000 questions for minecraft-...
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Console Only Answers for Fallout-4

Well your votes are yours, so downvote away if you like, but here's my take. If the answers are valid solutions to the problem, they don't deserve down votes. If you don't want to or can't verify ...
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Why so many downvotes?

Typically, we like to see that you performed some sort of research before asking a question. If you hover over the down vote arrow on a post, it states: This question does not show any research ...
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Why do I lose Reputation when I downvote?

Downvoting answers costs reputation. Your reputation is refunded if the answer is deleted, but otherwise, downvoting answers costs 1 reputation and downvoting questions are free.
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How did my answer get so many upvotes?

Welcome to the Hot Network Questions list! As you can see on the question's timeline, the post became a so-called Hot Question on 2019-06-06. Hot Questions are shown on the sidebar on every site on ...
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When should we upvote a question on Arqade?

The first thing you need is a grasp of what is on and off topic. This is subjective, unfortunately, as different people have different views of what should be allowed. For purposes of upvoting, let's ...
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Looking for feedback from the community regarding "Dislikes"

First off: while your grammar could use some improvement, it's not that bad, and it usually isn't the main reason. Why isn't this mob farm working? is a Minecraft question. Some users have a ...
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Why can't I downvote answers or questions?

This is how the site is designed. Upvoting and downvoting are some of the many privileges that are unlocked that require 15 and 125 reputation respectively. Downvoting will lower users reputation, ...
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Can we stop voting down new user's posts?

If a post has very low quality (that you can't clearly understand what it means), it'll be downvoted and people will usually comment with the reason. If the post has acceptable yet still low quality, ...
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Why I'm getting downvotes with no explanations?

"Lack of research effort" would be my guess. It's right there in the tool-tip for the down-vote button. Your question has not received a single close vote for being off-topic.
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Why do (good) Game-Id questions get so much rep?

[This question should be migrated to Psychology.SE] In all seriousness though, it's probably because Game Identification questions were so polarising in the past; a lot of choice words, arguments, ...
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Is there any explanation for some random upvote marathons?

I can answer this one because I've done it before. Usually when I go into my backlog to play a game I'll search the tag and check out some of the questions. If I have similar questions or I think ...
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What is the most upvoted question in Arqade?

I think asking the best question possible shouldn't be your goal here: you ask questions because you want information. Apart from that, it is highly capricious. It depends, for example, tremendously ...
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Suspect Serial Downvoting, when does the system do the check?

The system checks periodically, but it's not instantaneous. If you don't see a reversal in a few days, feel free to contact a mod or the community team to have it investigated further, but I wouldn't ...
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What is it with massive downvoting of [minecraft-commands]?

I think I should answer this, since I have downvoted 421 posts on this site, mostly questions, mostly minecraft (since I'm most active there) and 4 of your 6 example questions. The answer mainly ...
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Just a Curiosity Question: Whats with the recent downvoting on the newest tab?

I didn't downvote these questions, everyone's votes are anonymous, and people can vote for a variety of reasons. the downvote tooltip (seen when hovering over it) states: This question does not ...
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How can I negotiate with this "angry" user?

It actually won't show other people a rep change when you downvote. If you really sat there and did math you could get extreme reason to believe at some point they downvoted, but you don't know when ...
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Increase daily vote limits depending on a user's reputation

"Voting too much" is a weird concept. Your votes are yours to use however you see fit. For me, personally, I have never hit the vote limit (or even come close). I don't vote very much, and have high ...
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Is it bad practice to downvote an answer which I disagree with?

There are no strict rules on downvoting. You can basically downvote for whatever reason you like including personal disagreement. The main function of the vote buttons is separating good from bad ...
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Why do people get more reputation from lengthier answers?

I'll be completely frank here: your answer is not of the same high quality as the other poster. It does answer the question, but it does so in a short, rather terse way with not a lot of explanation ...
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Why 1000 reputation points are needed to view vote counts?

According to Meta.SE: because it's "expensive" to view the vote count (in terms of running the query) That is, with a vote table as massive as StackExchange's, allowing all users to make requests ...
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Can we stop voting down new user's posts?

Downvotes don't happen because users are new. In fact, they don't happen because of user actions at all. They happen because a post has an issue or two, and need fixing. Can they fix them? Sure. ...
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Is there a bias against self-answered questions?

I agree with @Ash and the sentiment echoed by a lot of people both here and on the questions/answers themselves. However I feel I should give my understanding of the topic as it runs slightly ...
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How did my answer get so many upvotes?

In addition to the hot questions list, which exposes your question to a ton of people on the Stack Exchange network, never underestimate a good answer to a good question. Your answer is exactly what ...
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Console Only Answers for Fallout-4

Votes are yours, do with them what you want. But I do not think that an answer which only serves a PC-Solution should be downvoted. Whenever i think about voting, I'll ask myself the following ...
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Why has my answer been downvoted?

Well, the answer is two years old at this point. It's generally anybody's guess as to why it was downvoted so long ago, but it looks like I was one of the ones that downvoted it so long ago. After ...
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Why were two of my downvotes reverted?

As noted by Mage Xy in a comment, this was due to the serial voting script, though it's not just for downvoting. There's an explanation of it on Meta Stack Exchange: What is serial voting and how does ...
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