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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 ...
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Some closed questions should not be downvoted, just closed. Thoughts?

There are some questions that are not deserving a downvote considering the circumstances, such as when the OP is obviously not accustomed to using the the site and thinks that it is pretty much a ...
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Why are people downvoting questions with obvious solutions?

There is something I have seen in both stackoverflow and askubuntu. That is happening way more at stackoverflow but even at AskUbuntu. There are questions with minus ratings and negative votes (for ...
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Is it acceptable to threaten users with downvotes?

See this question: https://askubuntu.com/questions/163613/offline-installation/: top answer, third comment. I told the commenter that it's better to correct the answer himself than to threaten others ...
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Is it appropriate to downvote an answer to a question which I have also answered?

I have a specific question in mind and will provide it if needed but I'm asking in general for now. In any case, a downvote should be accompanied by a suitable comment so should I just comment and not ...
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Reputation lost on downvoting others [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I observed that my reputation decreases when I downvote answers, why? Why do I loose 1 reputation point for downvoting others answers? I even provided a reason! I just lost ...
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How to understand a downvote

Is there any way to understand who or at least why a downvote was awarded? Because in 2 cases that I got a downvote, the answer seemed perfectly fine and also had upvotes from other users. The only ...
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Who downvoted my question/answer on Ask Ubuntu?

Can I know who down voted my question/answer on Ask Ubuntu so that I can ask him the reason for it?
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Can you lose the right to ask a question?

I have a really random question. When somebody starts using Ask Ubuntu, they start with 1 reputation. According to the "privileges" page, you must have at least 1 reputation to create a post. If, for ...
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Flag a Down Vote

I came across a question this evening which I thought was unfairly down voted. I instinctively up voted to counter the down vote, however this might not have been the correct way of handling this ...
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downvoting random comments in answers?

I saw some answers where the user just puts in random comment. I like what I read from this link " http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/1305/flag-answers-that-should-be-comments " but is downvoting ...
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Poorly Written Questions - Is it okay to downvote?

I have seen a lot of questions where people do not bother to spell check or capitalize their I's, and leave beginnings of sentences uncapitalized. I have seen posts that use texting abbreviations, etc....
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Down voting consequences

I really understand that down voting should not be as easy as voting up over a good question/answer but the loss of rep associated with it makes it really something to avoid by a lot of users. I am ...
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