14 votes
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If I'm getting downvotes for an answer is it good idea to delete it?

I delete my answer if it's wrong and I don't know how to fix it. If I can fix it, I fix it. It's helpful if downvoters leave comments so that you know what's wrong (and even more helpful if instead ...
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10 votes
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Should edits get some rep for upvotes?

I think you get the wrong idea of what actually is the function of an edit. An edit should contribute to the clarity of a post. A good edit may also clarify that the question is a bad one. Sharing ...
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9 votes
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When exactly does a downvote cost 1 reputaion?

Downvotes as a result of "spam" or "rude/abusive" flags being cast and therefore automatically done don't cost you rep. Downvotes on questions cost nothing. Any answer downvote you do should cost ...
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feature request : Reasons for down-votes

Because these conversations are a good thing to have? This is why I don't comment: My pronouns are He / Him
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6 votes
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feature request : Reasons for down-votes

This has been asked many, many, many times before. This is very unlikely to ever change as the Stack Exchange network is built in the USA: the programmers, designers and owners of the SE network ...
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If I'm getting downvotes for an answer is it good idea to delete it?

Don't take the odd downvote too seriously. Maybe the person doing it misunderstood your answer, maybe they just don't like you, maybe they thought your answer was mediocre and a lower-voted one was ...
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4 votes
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Can I downvote answers for a duplicate question?

Generally, how you use your votes is up to you. However, I would encourage you not to downvote answers just because duplicate posts exist. There are various reasons why people answer those questions, ...
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2 votes

If I'm getting downvotes for an answer is it good idea to delete it?

If the majority of votes on an answer or question are downvotes it's a good indication that it doesn't belong. You are not obliged to delete your answer or question, but you should take it as an ...
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If I'm getting downvotes for an answer is it good idea to delete it?

If you've been downvoted to a score of -3 or less there's a peer pressure badge for that discussed at What is the "Peer Pressure" Badge? There's a good Q&A on a related topic at Should ...
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2 votes
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Why no extra downvote with spam flag any more?

I'm not a developer at Stack Exchange, but if I would be, that's how I would do it: Definitely, positively do not allow Pesky Panda's to downvote and spam. ;-) I'm now going to downvote and then flag ...
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1 vote

If I'm getting downvotes for an answer is it good idea to delete it?

A downvote on an answer that is complete is more a call for improvements. Additionally, I suspect there is a philosophy of not indicating sudo for commands and let the OP figure that extra step from ...
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Purpose of downvote on non-questions

I voted to close that one (as unclear) as I recall. It seemed to me that the OP wanted to ask a question but never got around to articulating what it was. I often request further information from ...
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