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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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Should Arqade opt-in to the 1 reputation voting experiment?

If you believe we should take part in the experiment, then vote this answer up. If you don't believe we should take part in the experiment, then vote this answer down. As per request from Schism
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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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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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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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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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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, ...
ave's user avatar
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Should Arqade opt-in to the 1 reputation voting experiment?

After reading Catija’s (community manager) clarificatory comments, I’m reassured that the moderators and community managers have the tools to prevent the abuse that I had expressed concern about. I ...
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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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Why was this question about running Valorant on a Mac computer downvoted?

Personally, I downvoted the question because a quick research would have told you that VALORANT can only be played on PC. End of the line. The official site even tried to tell you, since there is no ...
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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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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 ...
Gigazelle's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Catija's user avatar
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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 ...
Frank's user avatar
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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 ...
Nzall's user avatar
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How can I fix these downvoted answers?

I am not one of the downvoters, but in the specific case, the biggest thing for me is that most of your answer is just a fairly long list of links to external resources, and the rest is pretty much ...
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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?

I asked a question about certain game assets. Sure did, nothing wrong with your question IMO Of course, this is my first post on this stack exchange (if not the entire family of websites), so ...
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Downvotes on Splatoon2 questions?

Currently it is sitting with a score of 1, so some people seem to have upvoted this. Users downvote for a variety of reasons, all of which are unique to them. There are no rules pertaining to ...
FoxMcCloud's user avatar
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Why were my downvotes retracted?

Almost certainly what happened is the serial vote reversal script saw that you (down)voted the same person a bunch of times and reversed the votes. It matches up with the information you've provided: ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Why does my duplicate deserve so many downvotes?

The reason it was downvoted is probably because it lacks research effort. I did a quick google search with this text: steam how can I stop getting notifications when my friends start games? And I ...
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Can you upvote/downvote answers to your own questions even without the required reputation?

No, there is no exception for answers to your own question when it comes to up- and downvotes; the only exception is the ability to post comments on them, because that is sometimes necessary to get a ...
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