Questions tagged [down-votes]

This tag is for questions specific to down-votes, the community's way of telling peers that their content can be improved. Down-votes on meta site have different meanings.

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Targeted downvoting: information related to my profile

I would like to find out information about voting behaviour against me on this site (Main and/or Meta). Does such information exist? If so, where can I find it? For example these are related only on ...
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A different number of downvotes

Into my personal page I have voted down only 4-times. Why do I have 14 votes down?
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How to deal with an accidental downvote?

I accidentally downvoted an answer that I really meant to upvote, and didn't realize it until it was too late. (The answer not only gives the desired result, but includes a good explanation, so a ...
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Should we really delete low quality answers?

Whenever looking at answers in the Low Quality Posts review queue that are real answers (i.e. should not actually be a comment, edit or new question), just bad ones, I'm a bit conflicted about ...
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Why is this answer downvoted? [closed]

I am talking about this answer. It doesn't work with XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX, because it uses a package which is written by the PDFTeX author and is specifically for LaTeX and PDFLaTeX. By the time I ...
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In what case should we downvote questions/answers?

I know that we should not downvote all bad questions/answers. So in what case should we downvote those questions/answers?
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Understanding Downvotes

I recently posted an answer. It quickly got two upvotes, and then it got a downvote. When I see downvotes on my posts (and I've gotten a few), my impression is "oops, I totally misunderstood what ...
Steven B. Segletes's user avatar
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Downvoting answers exploiting different approaches with respect to the initial question

Today, reading Color the faces of a graph I noticed that the OP downvoted Karl's students's answer and g.kov's answer. These answers, actually, do not use TikZ, but show how the picture the OP was ...
Claudio Fiandrino's user avatar
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problem with possibly "not an answer" and downvoting

(Question 1 below is about "pure" LaTeX if you are not familar with LyX...) The TeX.SX question (my interpretation) Two years ago this question was asked. The title is "Use a quality glossary and ...
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Consistent policy about downvoting and asking the OP to 'show what they have tried'

I was struck by the difference in reaction to two questions that have a lot in common How to draw a sine wave on a ...
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Strange series downvoting

Two hours ago, several of my answers and questions were downvoted: So my question is: was there some kind of reputation recalculation? does someone really not like my answering/asking style? is this ...
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Mysterious -2 rep for non-existent downvote to my question

My reputation history shows: The post it links to, however, doesn't have any downvotes: Neither is this downvote reflected in my (a recalc didn't change ...
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