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Should we really delete low quality answers?

Keep in mind that the processes are set up for the entire network, and in some (many?) cases the nature by one of the largest networks - Stack Overflow - governs the implementation. There you ...
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In what case should we downvote questions/answers?

First separate the question into two categories: Posts on Meta and posts on the Main site. Meta posts Voting on meta doesn't influence your reputation and therefore people might be more willing to ...
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Targeted downvoting: information related to my profile

Voting (specifically up/down-votes, not votes for closure or other review voting) has always been anonymous to avoid negative (or positive) consequences that result when people target specific users. ...
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Consistent policy about downvoting and asking the OP to 'show what they have tried'

I think Draw this table BAD! Draw this picture GREAT! Construct this equation - BAD! is the site rule. We have tons of just-do-it-for-me picture questions which are largely upvoted, even if ...
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A different number of downvotes

The “all time” counter tells the total number of times you downvoted (without reverting later), but the 5 votes listed under the “Votes” tab only show votes on posts which still exist: the other 9 ...
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How to deal with an accidental downvote?

Voting is the voter's prerogative, and therefore they are the person who needs to intervene if something was done by accident and any correction period has lapsed. The best way to handle it is to edit ...
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