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How to point to risks in a culture that awards optimism and punishes CYA

Every answer here has 2 downvotes. I'm prepared to accept my answer was merits the DVs it got, but two downvotes on all answers?

I find this pattern unlikely to occur naturally, but I'm prepared to accept it happens. Does this look normal?

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    well, there is one answer that is 0/0 but it was posted at the time you wrote this... – DarkCygnus Mar 22 '19 at 23:03
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I know for a fact that there are some people here who believe that if you answer a bad question, you deserve a down-vote and follow this practice religiously. I know this as they have stated it explicitly in chat. (no names please)

So, no it's not unusual.

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    That explains it actually, that's one way to practice your free speech. – rath Mar 23 '19 at 14:18
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Does this look normal?

I don't see anything extremely unusual here.

If every question has 2 DVs it just means that two separate users didn't find any of the answers useful... that is something very likely to happen eventually in a site with thousands of users.

However, I would suggest to keep an eye on that post, in case any suspicious behavior happens again, or if the down-votes start to turn vindictive... but I wouldn't worry much about that post (which even seems that will be closed soon).

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  • You're right, it just struck me as odd scrolling down and seeing -2s everywhere. Guess I'm tilting at windmills here... – rath Mar 23 '19 at 1:52
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Maybe two of the close voters have a policy to downvote answers on questions that they think should be obviously closed.

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