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How can one respond when down-voting seems to be because of prejudice and not because of content?

Down-voting because of different doctrinal preference. Down-voting because of uncomfortable exposure to truth. Down-voting because of subject matter. Etc. Is there any remedy? Is there any course of ...
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Require reason for down-votes?

Down-voters should be required to give a reason, as a comment of a certain word length, for their down-votes. cf. Meta.StackExchange.com question "Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on ...
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How to appeal a down vote based on false allegation?

Did St. Thomas of Aquinas deny the Holy Spirit proceeds immediately from the Father alone? In my recent post, I was downvoted by a user who accused me for confusing Gennadius II Scholarius who lived ...
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Why the downvoters never posted their reason to justify their votes?

I'm a recipient of too many downvotes, but sadly I cannot see the downvoters explaning the merit of their vote. Also, I'm suspecting any questions or answers relating to Pope Francis is automatically ...
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Do you lose rep every time you downvote?

I've noticed that I lose 1 rep for every downvote that I do, even if I leave a comment to explain. Is this supposed to be happening? I thought that the rep penalty was only for if you downvote without ...
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Down vote caveat

Just wanted to mark down my thorough delight with the down voting caveat encouraging the voter to leave a comment. I wish that more sites would employ this. From what I recall it entreated me to add ...
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Are some users too quick to close?

This question is of personal interest to me, since I am only a few points away from gaining open/close vote privileges myself. I notice that many questions are put on hold or closed while their vote ...
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Christian StackExchange and why so many downvotes?

Christian StackExcange seems to be a useful site.But the downvoting of good questions is destroying the "Big picture" If you have two questions with a downvote,you can`t ask another question for days,...
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Why is my question bad? It got at least 1 downvote and has no answers or comments

It's a question on leprosy: What did Jesus do regarding the Jews believing that some diseases were sometimes due to sin?
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How can I improve or What is wrong with my question about leprosy?

Here is my question, which has 1 dowvote and no answers: Some Jews seemed to think that lepersy was a punishment for sin, rather than a sin itself. This is most probably going to sound like a ...
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Is it acceptable to "vote your convictions" on Christianity.SE?

Suppose someone asks a question that garners multiple answers. Is it a good practice for another user to up-vote answers that, in the users opinion, are doctrinally correct (supported by that user's ...
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Should we downvote to disagree with a question?

I posted this question about whether a given main site question should be reopened because there was a debate happening on the main site and I wanted to take it off there and onto meta, which is the ...
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Dislikes after having questions merely 'scanned over'

Sorry that this is a new question rather than an edit (I couldn't locate the one I'd just posted!) but, I know from reason, the disliker of my many recent questions didn't read the full questions but ...
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More downvotes today: I think I am the victim of some serial downvoting

I made a meta post describing a peculiar sequence of voting events on some of my questions. I log on today to see that three more of my questions have been downvoted and no comment was left. 1 2 3 ...
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Voting for own answer?

Here's what happened: I enter in an Answer. Go to a different page on this site. Click back page. Now when I look at my own Answer, it says I have made one downvote against it, because although the ...
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Personal Opinion answers and comments: Flag, downvote, comment, or do nothing?

I'm getting the sense that a lot of questions are receiving answers and comments from a wide variety of personal perspectives. In a looser forum, sans-voting, this is perfectly acceptable and great. ...
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Request to downvoters: please explain

On the main1 site, I often see questions with down votes but no explanation. Today's example with two down votes: Why does Jesus feel only certain people that come into physical contact with Him? I ...
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