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As a community, if we downvote a question, shouldn't we take time to comment? [duplicate]

There is a question here: Systematically upgrading Ubuntu at login session Which I personally think is a decent and easy to understand question, and , IMO quite interesting (as you can see in my ...
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What's the point of voting on questions (especially downvoting)?

I am curious as to the mentality behind upvoting/downvoting questions... I can understand the logic behind upvoting/downvoting answers "ok if an answer is bad then downvote it" sure this kind of ...
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Why is there a badge for down voting?

I found some humor in that I can get a badge for down voting someone. I try to look at the positive things in life. It's a waste of energy looking for the negative. I'm sure someone will down vote ...
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What do you call it when four good answers are down-voted in the same question?

On this question: Why can't I cd to a quoted tilde ('~')? I noticed this morning that four out of the six answers were all down voted for no apparent reason. They were all good in their ...
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Max number of downvotes

I would like to know if there is a maximum number of downvotes a question can receive, or if once downvotes hit a certain number further downvotes are blocked.
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Should an answer be downvoted if it is outdated and at the top of the page

I feel like this answer should be downvoted because it is at the top of the page and outdated. However I'm not sure whether or not that is the best idea. Is there a better solution to this problem? Or ...
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What to do when posts are voted down for no reason?

It's really annoying, a user asked this question: I am wondering what the point of sh being symbolic linked to dash is? I understand that dash is supposed to be faster than bash, but I am uncertain ...
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When exactly does a downvote cost 1 reputaion?

I was trying to find the correlation between downvoting and losing 1 rep for the downvote. If I understood correctly downvoting a post with a score ≥ 0 always takes away 1 reputation from me. But ...
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Why is this question about the solar eclipse so heavily downvoted?

I am talking about Will the Great American Eclipse Crash Ubuntu here. Just in case, here is its content: Wondering if my computer will crash because of the Eclipse? Anything I need to do to ...
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Downvotes for answering own questions?

Someone downvoted three of my answers to own questions in a row. These are the answers: https://askubuntu.com/a/757829/428857 https://askubuntu.com/a/854620/428857 https://askubuntu.com/a/791221/...
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Bullying as a strategy to force close a question

This question - How to install bully and mdk3 on ubuntu 16.04 - has received at the time this was posted four downvotes as well as three close votes for being unclear, however there is nothing unclear ...
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Serial downvote: how to make it stop? Tired of having my questions deleted

For the second time on askubuntu.com, I got serial downvoted. The user who downvotes targets questions with no upvote and no answer so that after the downvote the question will automatically deleted....
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Can I downvote answers for a duplicate question?

On stackoverflow, in my days at least, not active anymore, there was a rule which forbids answering duplicate questions (and most low quality or spam questions). Answering such questions is a try to ...
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Is it ok to announce downvoting in a comment which requests clarification if the user comments instead of editing?

Assume I request clarification in a comment on a question in the form of I see contradiction in the question in argument 1 and 2. Please edit!. Then, most users write a comment in reply without ...
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Are we being too generous to (incorrect) answers?

For quite sometime now, I am seeing a very alarming trend here. Wrong/incorrect answers are being upvoted, quite a lot. I have seen some answers lately, that deserve downvotes without any doubt, but ...
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Why minus 500 a few days ago [duplicate]

Many of my posts had -10 and -20 all on one day. Did I upset someone? I do not see how all those could get downvotes all in one day.
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Opinions on downvoting duplicate questions

I have interacted with a few new user recently who are very disgruntled due to getting a lot of down-votes on there questions for been duplicates. I don't down-vote these myself but I can vote to ...
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Why have two of my questions and their answers had a series of unupvotes? [duplicate]

Yesterday all my answers to two questions I posted had many votes "unupvoted", including one question. My reputation history and the two questions: ASCII screensaver for the command-line or a TUI? ...
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Why am I getting +1 points?

I've had a few times now where I get +1 for my points. But when I look at my rep history, nothing shows up. What I did notice however is that some of my downvotes seem to have disappeared. I have ...
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What is your consideration when downvoting, what are your criteria?

At the risk of being burned down, have to get this off my chest. Be sure it is not meant as an average "ouch, they downvoted me" rant; it bothers me when it happens to others as much as it does when ...
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feature request : Reasons for down-votes [duplicate]

I think it is really important to know the reasons for getting down-votes. Feature Description: The users must be asked for providing a valid reason for downvoting a post which already has 5 or more ...
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Why do I not lose reputation when downvoting a question?

I understand why you lose reputation when downvoting an answer, but why not the same when you downvote a question? What is the thinking behind this?
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Why can you not downvote comments?

You can up and downvote posts, but why can you only upvote comments? What is the thinking for not allow any sort of downvote on comments (not that I am saying that you should lose or gain rep from ...
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Was I wrong to down vote this answer?

I down voted and answer on this question, you can read the comments as too why. This user proceeded to trawl through my history and try to find ways to get me to change my vote based on another ...
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Is this question inappropriate for the StackOverflow Q&A format?

I asked a question earlier today (Why isn't there a 64-bit binary for Skype?) and immediately received a number of downvotes (with only 9 views the question had 3 downvotes). I've since edited the ...
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Why is my answer being downvoted?

I've posted an answer that I think that is as valid (or more) than it's companions. It was downvoted 2 times and up voted zero times. Why is happening this? Link: https://askubuntu.com/a/609136/...
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Want to up-vote someone i down-voted him for bad reasons?

I am sorry, i don't even know if this is the right place to ask the question, but i down-voted someone for revenge as i think that he down-voted me because i rejected his edit to one of my questions ...
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Users under 500 rep need to leave a comment as to why they downvoted? [duplicate]

I'm sure many users have experienced the dreaded "Downvote with no explanation." This causes many problems, such as unexplained loss of reputation, lack of knowledge of how to improve a post (which ...
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Under what circumstances do close-votes generate downvotes, if any?

I'm asking in relation to this question... but I think this could be a good general purpose answer.
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I believe I have been downvoted because I downvoted answers which I thought were poor

My question was: Roguelike platformers available on ubuntu? Are there any rogue-like >side scrolling platformers< available on ubuntu? I downvoted both answers, because they did not in my opinion,...
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Can anybody please explain to me why this question got downvoted?

https://askubuntu.com/questions/450726/unable-to-boot-ubuntu-cloud-guest-image-in-kvm The person who downvoted did not provide any explanation for the downvote. All it says on the downvote is: "This ...
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Why does voting down decrement Reputation

if an answer is wrong , then we can vote it and the wrong answer goes down the list,but why decrementing the hard-earned reputation?? we need to bring a change to that policy.
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Does the original poster know when I downvote their posts?

Some of my answers got down voted just because I down voted an answer of some other user or an user suspects me to be probable down voter as I left a comment on his/her down voted post. Usually my ...
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I am being downvoted for no reason

Can a moderator explain what's happening to my account. I am not sad but I wish to know why I am so downvoted today? EDIT: Problem solved next 2 days I have my points back
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What to do when your answer gets down voted?

What should I do when my answer is being down voted? Should I delete it? Because if I leave it, more users will just down vote it, which costs reputation. But if I delete it any (possibly limited) ...
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Is it good style to downvote developers who announce their projects?

Sometimes we see developers who use Ask Ubuntu as a platform to annouce their projects. I feel this is a good idea, especially when a project does address an unsolved issue many people have. For ...
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Answer got downvoted but user removed the question

So I answered a question about a Internet connection problem where the connection worked but there was no Internet. Naturally I suggested to check the DNS settings and I got my answer downvoted.. A ...
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Are we making Ask Ubuntu to uninviting to new users

Whilst down-voting is encouraged for sloppy, no effort, questions. Or answers that are bad or clearly incorrect. I have noticed a growing trend of down votes on first question/posts in the review ...
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-1 reputation for nothing

Ok I am wondering why and how I can remove negative reps on ask ubuntu. I know how to search for questions and answers before I ask. Then someone comes along and gives me a down vote because they ...
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ancient down-voting and modern Linux-society ;o)

To clarify my question - this following ( please take my opinion more with humour not with deadly seriousity ) : Being "down-voted" is somehow ancient and leads into direction like being "pilloried". ...
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Could we modify the pop-up of the downvote icon of questions?

Reading the answers and comments that I got on this question "Could we add a delay before being able to downvote a question?" I changed my mind: An answer needs to be upvoted or downvoted, it is ...
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Could we add a delay before being able to downvote a question?

Some brand new Ubuntu users are posting some questions, being not yet familiar with AskUbuntu their question is not always very clear. I understand that to downvote such question to close them. But ...
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Is it proper to downvote a question that describes a bug?

After a research, and finding no solution to the problem I faced on my Ubuntu machine, I made and posted a detailed question to Ask Ubuntu. To my surprise, what I have is a bug (not sure if known or ...
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Many users just voting down, even when answerers follow up?

I've been answering questions lately, and been giving responses as much as I can. I usually provide links to websites where the question asker can get more information, and reference where I get my ...
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Why is my question downvoted?

My question Why is OpenJDK not preinstalled was downvoted 2 times. What's wrong with it? Or is it just that people think preinstalling it is a stupid idea?
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A Question Regarding Negative Reputation [duplicate]

Some answer to this question Black screen after login with cursor, I gave him down vote & suddenly i loose the 1 point, can any one guide me how it work ? Given Down Vote To Answer Loosing 1 ...
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Should we downvote duplicate questions?

I have been around for a few months now. What I notice is that the same questions keep on being asked over and over again. For instance about what ubuntu version to use, problems to install, questions ...
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Should I downvote a good answer if there is a competing better answer?

Suppose someone asks a question. It has two solutions - one is easier than the other, but the other one has some benefits of its own. For example, there was one question about imagemagick where the ...
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Minor alignment issue with downvote button

When casting a downvote upon a post, I noticed that the downvote arow is misaligned between when no vote is cast and when it is downvoted. You can see below a GIMP image showing the two images next to ...
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Downvote on a closed question causes decrease in asker's reputation? Is this new?

I had opened a question in Ask Ubuntu when I started using the site, without knowing much. That question got closed as off topic. Here it is: https://askubuntu.com/q/99028/35775 Today I noticed that ...