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Understanding down votes on answers

I recently received two down votes in one day on an answer that was submitted more than a year ago (accepted answer), unfortunately without any comments. At the same time as the down votes, the ...
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How can one identify a downvoter?

I was recently taken to task by another person here who fingered me as having downvoted one of his answers. He was right- but how is this possible? Until now, I was under the impression that a ...
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Why is this a bad question to even ask in the first place?

I posted a relatively simple question regarding syntax that I didn't understand: What does self-closing bra-ket mean in Robetson-Schrodinger Uncertainty Relation? I received 2 one-word responses ...
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Should we leave super wrong highly downvoted posts visible or should we delete them?

This answer (10K only; screenshot) is an example of a "super wrong" post. For the purposes of this discussion, a "super wrong" post is an answer which not only is factually incorrect but is incorrect ...
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Is it appropriate to deny the right to vote for a person?

Why are users with less than 125 reputation not allowed to cast their vote? Don't they have right to express their feelings?
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Should existing vote tally ever be considered when voting?

It seems obvious--the choice to upvote or downvote a question or answer should be based solely on the content. But it's sometimes difficult to ignore what appear to be unfair tallies. I sometimes ...
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A greyed answer

I recently came across Solving the problem. Although the user who posted a completely off topic post about cooking, which garnered 6 down-votes in 5 seconds has removed it. However, I noticed that ...
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Why are my posts being rated negatively?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Screw falling in an elevator I haven't used this site much before but I asked two questions recently which were both rated -1. I have no idea ...
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Ignorance towards new comers

I am a newbie here in stack exchange. This site is very informative. So, I tried to contribute with the little knowledge I have. So, I posted this answer after reading the question, all the other ...
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Why are there so many downvotes? [duplicate]

Is it because the quality of questions is low? Or is the Physics stackexchange a bit more hostile than other ones? Should the physics stackexchange community work harder on being more welcoming? (...
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Massive downvotes of some questions

On occasions, some questions (usually posted by less experienced users) get massively downvoted - say, score of -5 or less. Given the reputation cannot go below 1, is there a practical site ...
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Downvoting and Reputation-Loss

On down-voting an answer, the person who downvoted, loses 1 reputation point. This is a practice that has been started here to prevent misuse of the option to downvote. However, no reputation is lost ...
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Not unclear if there's an answer

I have noticed the "unclear what you're asking" close reason misused multiple times (if asked, I can provide links, but I can think of many). However, there was one recent case that made me write this ...
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The downvote option for questions should be removed?

This is not related to Physics obviously, but what I think is that the downvote option to questions on this website should be removed, as on asking a dumb question out of curiosity, the question is ...
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How to deal with negative responses on SE due to personal grudge?

Let's do a thought experiment. Suppose that an SE user X recently encountered an SE user Y who, after X refused to mark Y's answer as accepted, probably downvoted X's question, marked it as a ...
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Please down vote questions carefully

First, valid points are made in both Down-voting questions: Please state your rationale and Snobs and down-voters. That is, we need down votes because they discourage poor posts. And it is helpful to ...
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Snobs and down-voters

I am still new here, and not sure if I will be staying. I do enjoy helping others and have been a frequent contributor to another similar forum. From what I have seen here so far, I fully expect this ...
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Downvote of newcomers with less than 100 points

There was a small dispute about the downvote of newcomers with less than 110 point: ...the SE is supported by only a view enthusiasts. And they are doing this very well. But how to grow up more ...
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When does down-voting become harmful to the site?

While I welcome anyone to disagree, it is completely plausible to me that scenarios involving a "culture of down-voters" could become a negative burden on the site, and actually discourage potential ...
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Re: Downvoting with no feedback

I have tried very hard to comply with the spirit of this forum but obviously still have not got the hang of it. I write a short comment and then am told it should be an answer. I answer a question ...
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Chosen answers with many negative votes

I am bothered by answers chosen by OP questions which are evidently wrong within standard peer reviewed physics , this is an example Since one of the aims of the site is to be searchable and be a ...
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How many times can I down vote a particular user over in a given time frame?

There is a user who down votes 90% of the time and that is his privilege. How many time can I down vote him before I am interrupted?
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Can moderator or user with high reputation be held to the rules?

I keep getting down voted instantly and as a quick as I flagged my last question it got denied without reason. Can moderator or a user with privileges be kicked for down voting to much? Is there a way ...
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raise the minimum reputation required for downvote

As the title suggests, I would like to hear everyone's opinion on who should be allowed to downvote. I have seen youngsters downvote good answers simply because they could not understand it. They ...
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Should a question be voted down for poor formatting or editing?

My question is, whether one should downvote a question just because he doesn't understand it or he finds the O.P's formatting or editing as poor. I will like to reason something with my example.The ...
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Is this considered bad attitude?

In my post Imagine I'm on a spacecraft that was accelerated to 1.0$c$ could I only move backwards?, I asked something that came into my mind and I wasn't able to find an answer for it here. After ...
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What the site will do if a user with little/no knowledge of physics down-votes me when I answer his question correctly?

What the site will do if a user with little/no knowledge of physics down-votes me when I answer his/her question correctly, but that user assumes that my answer is not helpful-answer to the question ...
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Why should there be a negative vote for questions?

Everyone have questions and most of them may be stupid but we must encourage them right? Even some of Newton's questions were pointless.So the negative votes may cause the curious minds to be unhappy ...
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User progression

For users to progress with badges they have to criticise. Is there a worry that if the badge is earned by criticising someone with little background in the subject will put them off asking questions? ...
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A Problem With a User

From time to time, I've written up substantial answers to naive questions about special relativity, sometimes illustrating them with space-time diagrams and explaining how to read them. Apparently ...
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I am Being Serial Down Voted or Something Else

How does one know if you are being serial down voted? How do you reverse it and stop them from voting on your stuff in the future?
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Should downvoting really exist?

I joined 1 or 2 weeks before and i have observed here that people prefer to downvote rather than just making an asker understand the fault in his question . Well , i agree that downvoting must exist ...
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Increase weight of downvotes?

I am newer to the SE community so forgive any naivete. I suspect this is a recurring issue, but I regularly come across users whose reputation continually increases despite many incorrect, or ...
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A weird spike in downvotes in May 2013

As of today there's a pretty neat new privilege, site analytics, that lets you see a couple of neat graphs. I was playing around with it and noticed something odd: a very strong spike in downvotes in ...
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Why does the downvote still persist even after I removed my downvoted answer?

I posted an answer to Why is any number divided by 0 is infinite?; it was rather too short, I confess [but correct], & this might prompted someone to downvote me; my rep got decreased by 2. Then I ...
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Downvoting serial answers without serial downvoting

In the past days I've encountered a particular user who has made a "serial answering": he has answered several different (even uncorrelated) question with almost the same answer and the same sketches. ...
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Why isn't bad content downvoted and commented on enough

In SE sites other than SO, there is a less strict "policy". Less down-votes, easier to up-vote, more "caring" people. Good: There is a big upside for an SE site to being less strict: it promotes ...
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We seem to be over-eager to downvote

Take this question: Dark matter clumping This is an excellent question and the answer is not at all obvious. I assume it was downvoted just because it's a duplicate, but is this really appropriate? ...
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After Down Vote, my reputation gets less

Why is that when I down vote a post then 2 of my reputation gets deducted?
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Why are simple questions downvoted?

Why are questions like "Why does objects with zero acceleraton move?" downvoted? To me it seems like a person genuinely wanting to understand a physical concept and coming here for help. It just ...
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Mass of a coin question went viral, despite inital downvotes and negative comments

I noticed that this question from a new user, Can I compute the mass of a coin based on the sound of its fall? went viral, attracting tens of thousands of views and hundreds of votes. The numbers ...
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Why was this question hated by the community?

I was digging into my old posts to see if I could improve them. There was a question: https://physics.stackexchange.com/q/82449/. Though it is deleted but the high rep users might be able to read ...
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Why is this question downvoted too much?

This question:Why does a bicycle come to rest after travelling a distance? has been downvoted too much. Why is it so. IMO OP seems to know that there should be some force which brings the bicycle ...
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How exactly do you answer questions?

Two of my answers were downvoted recently and the reason was that though they gave quite a bit of information, all of it wasn't entirely accurate and had a few errors. The main cause of this is ...
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Why were my posts downvoted and closed?

I have asked a few questions on this website. I always try to answer questions which I can. I never wrote any of my questions hastily. I have read this https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask ...
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Why are questions downvoted without an explanation?

It seems like just giving an answer or asking a question someone doesn't like causes you to lose reputation yet the people who downvote are not required to list why they did so. At this point after ...
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Why is there a down voting option on this website?

Would it be better that there is only marking up for the questions asked to eliminate the probability that some people would just like to vote others down no matter what the answer? The best answers ...
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Does downvoting cost reputation?

I just downvoted an answer. (In this case because it was more of a comment than an answer.) As soon as I downvoted, I got a -1 in my reputation. Is it supposed to be like this, or is it some technical ...
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Downvoting an answer not using math formatting

Is it ok to downvote an answer when the user refused to use LaTeX math formatting and instead wrote out all equations in bold text or worse no formatting at all? ...
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Is someone deliberating downvoting my posts?

Some days ago I had an argument with a user about tension being a force on a post, since then I am constantly receiving at least one downvote on all my posts, maybe it is not related but I believe ...