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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 or if it was actually your post (please don't, you did get one downvote on your question and maybe it was him but who cares). You also shouldn't negotiate votes, ...


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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 just paraphrasing one of them. There's nothing inherently wrong with this approach, you're not in "not an answer" territory or anything, since it isn't ...


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According to an answer from the Meta on Stack: SE doesn't just cater to the folks who ask and answer. SE tries to cater to those who have a similar problem and find a post via Google. Not all non-SE users know what the number [votes] means. It seems obvious, but it may not be. Especially for those not familiar with Reddit/etc. So, fading it [the answer] out ...


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You are not currently answer banned, and while I don't know the exact formula for an answer ban, a skim of your answers list leads me to believe that you are not actually at risk of an answer ban, so I wouldn't worry there. Obviously I can only eyeball this, but you have a good amount of positively or neutrally received answers, so a handful of negatively ...


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Arqade is a community-moderated site, which means that we don't all act on the same set of principles - everyone has different tastes and ideas of how they would run the site. Sure, there are some things that the majority of the site agrees on, but even if we have 95% of users in agreement, that still means 5% of our users don't agree. What you saw on that ...


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status-completed - As of April 2012 - It is possible to undo comment upvotes (some limitations apply - the primary use case is to undo an accidental click). According to waffles, former employee at Stack Exchange: You can un-upvote a comment within the first 60 seconds, provided you did not navigate away. Once you un-upvote a comment you can not upvote it ...


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I would say you are probably communicating how you feel to that user with this meta post. But whether that's a good idea is another matter. Being so defensive about down-votes can't lead anywhere good. If you do have someone on this site who is intentionally unfair to you, they can only do so much damage. It is best to just move on, the positive rep you can ...


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