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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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When should authors voluntarily delete a post once it gets negative votes?

I have an answer voted -5 to this question, and I'm not sure if I should delete it. On the one hand, it's completely wrong and ludicrous. Yet on the other, there's useful comments and links that ...
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Why so much drive-by's? What's wrong with Curiosity? [closed]

I asked a layman question regarding string theory - Would string theory change everything? several months ago (just a month after joining SE) - when I was completely new to this field. I definitely ...
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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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Suggestion: Voting with strictly classified reasons

I know this issue raised a lot, anyway this is just a suggestion, because I think it is very un encouraging to be down voted for nothing, especially if after that multiple up voting happens (for the ...
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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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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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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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How can I remove a downvote?

After a clarifying discussion I see that my downvote was not necessary. Do I have to wait until the post is edited and then upvote or is there another possibility?
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Please can someone explain the precise mechanics of reversing a downvote? [closed]

IMO, this should be in the faq's. I find the system as it is moderately confusing. Having downvoted a Question or an Answer, I believe I can reverse my downvote by clicking the downvote button again, ...
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why negative voted questions are hidden from featured list?

It's something special with negative numbers? there is something like an absolute zero for votes? I can't understand why zero is so important. I would like my question be seen in the list, I have ...
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Why did my asteroid question end up with -4 votes?

Out of 1000+ questions on physics stack exchange, only 7 have a -4 or worse count (this link is temporary): https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions?page=78&sort=votes One of these is a ...

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