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How to appeal a down vote based on false allegation?

Up and down votes are anonymous, and unless someone tells you how they voted, it is both presumptuous and rude to accuse someone else of voting a certain way. You can't know who gave you that downvote,...
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Are some users too quick to close?

David hinted at this (and I agree with his assessment that no we are not too quick to close these days) but I think it bears emphasising that up/down voting on posts should not correlate to close/...
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Are some users too quick to close?

No, I don't think people are too quick to close. right now I think it's just about right. There was a time in the past where it was the exact opposite and clearly off-topic questions remained open ...
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Down vote caveat

This is actually standard behavior on Stack Exchange sites for people with less than 2000 reputation: see Encouraging people to explain downvotes. As for your desire that it require a click to close, ...
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Why the downvoters never posted their reason to justify their votes?

It's absolutely ludicrous to say that your downvoters have never explained their votes. Here is just a selection of some of the comments your questions have received. Votes are secret so we can't know ...
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Do you lose rep every time you downvote?

It's not commenting that makes a difference, but the type of content that you are downvoting. Downvoting answers always costs you 1 rep. Downvoting questions doesn't reduce your rep at all. This ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
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Down vote caveat

My thinking there is that new users may be helped in curbing their down voting tendencies by having a dialogue that must be closed. There are several mechanisms in place already to curb down voting ...
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Why the downvoters never posted their reason to justify their votes?

There's absolutely nothing wrong with downvotes without leaving a comment. At the very least, it's somebody saying. I don't think this answer should bubble up to the top. People don't have to ...
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How can one respond when down-voting seems to be because of prejudice and not because of content?

You're not alone. This Meta site contains a variety of similar questions by users experiencing similar frustrations. Though some may downplay your concerns, there's plenty of history to show that the ...
Hold To The Rod's user avatar
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Require reason for down-votes?

Pay attention to the first point of the answer on that question: Voting is, first and foremost, a content rating system. Rather than being a way of communicating with the author, downvotes are a way ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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Require reason for down-votes?

As far back as I can remember (and I was on Stackoverflow since the beta), people have been complaining about this. The only thing they've done was snatch -1 rep per downvote pop up a message to ...
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