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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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Should downvoters have to comment on why they did it?

Inspired by the fact I got downvoted for this answer and cannot tell exactly why given the question was pretty vague and I don't think the OP was the one doing it either. I am starting to think that ...
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Is there anyway we can require a person to write something to explain a downvote?

It's pretty obvious when someone upvotes your question or answer they like it and the physics is reasonable or correct - but when someone downvotes its often ambiguous if they have a legitimate ...
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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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Down-voting and no comments

In these sites, down-voting has become a passion to prove intelligence. Yesterday, I got two upvoted answers downvoted simultaneously (Someone has down-voted both within 1 min). I think they're too ...
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I am being serial downvoted 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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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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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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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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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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How can answerers learn, if the downvotes on their answers are not justified?

I am not going to link the specific answer that prompted me to write this post because I want to make a general point. I am aware of the policy of not forcing users to comment when they downvote, as ...
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Is it okay to edit a question (on the main site) to downvote it after you initially upvoted it?

On the PSE main site (so not on this site), I normally never downvote a question or answer, but sometimes you change your thought about this (after upvoting). Is it okay to edit (when I wanted to ...
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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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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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How do I Report Stalking?

I am trying to get most out of stackexchange by asking and answering, and as a human, I do go wrong. I am sure that the right way to point it out is by a downvote, and/or a comment, but then looking ...
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Why am I shown a banner which suggests I add a comment whenever I downvote?

This question is obsolete, as explained. After asking about why it was not encouraged to ask downvoters to give a reason, I received a number of firm answers that contain a lot of good reasons (and ...
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What should I do if my answer to a question has a downvote for no reason defined?

What should I do if my answer to a question has a downvote for no reason defined? I do agree if there is maybe some mistake in my answer but I am not able to find. Then, yes. I agree with the downvote....
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Two suggestions to improve the quality of this fantastic site

There is a couple of (probable) improvements I would like to suggest for this fantastic site. Moving closed questions with a high number of up votes (for example $>10$) to a dedicated ...
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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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Should it be mandatory that close votes be accompanied by comments?

I have read the help page various times to get help with asking questions. While that helped, I still sometimes find my questions downvoted or voted to close. That is without explanation. That leaves ...
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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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Why has my question from October 16, 2019 been downvoted? [closed]

One of my questions from October 16, 2019, Why is the ångström not a metric unit? And why is the ångström spelled with the Swedish/Finnish letters "å" and "&#...
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Anonymous comment feature to explain anonymous downvote? [duplicate]

Recently my questions were downvoted, though the reason for such is unknown to me (also it's not quite a big deal for me) but I believe that if the downvoter had given me some suggestions for ...
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Have we thought about replacing the negative 'downvoting' of questions with a positive 'requesting clarification'?

Facebook eliminated the dislike for a reason. My personal experience is just wanting to quit after a question gets to -3 for reasons unknown. Downvoting of a question is an inherently negative ...
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my account is under vote down attack

who is moderator of this website, because my account is under attack im pretty sure its just one person sending me these too much vote down
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Temporal coincidences of negative votes

Is it possible that a user after just a few minutes that I have been logged on Physics.SE contextually receives a negative vote? Is it possible that a user who has a high number of reputation can have ...
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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?