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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/82894/how-to-build-this-table-in-latex 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 https://tex.stackexchange.com/reputation (a recalc didn't change ...