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Is there a consensus in The Workplace regarding the meaning of votes for answers?

(The question came to my mind when reading an answer but this is just for reference). Is there a consensus about what up- and down-voting mean for answers? What would be the "voting reaction"...
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Do/should people downvote out of sheer irritation about how the OP handled the situation?

I recently encountered a question where the way that the OP handled a situation seemed obviously wrong to me, but they were implicitly blaming their co-workers for the situation. Part of me was ...
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What Is Up With Voting in "Workplace"?

I'm on a number of forums and I have to say that Workplace has the most insane voting patterns of all the forums. I'm all for some downvoting when needed, but I see a lot of questions with heavy ...
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What's up with the downvote pattern on this question?

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 ...
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do I have any recourse if someone downvotes not because I don't answer the question, but because they don't agree with the answer?

Someone asked a question, and I answered it directly. They asked, is X going to be A or B? I said "If C is done, then A, otherwise B". That's answering the question that's asked. I don't agree ...
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Is serial downvoting ever appropriate?

There is a particular user on here that I believe to be a troll (majority of their answers are patently bad advice with negative score). Every so often when I run into a new bad answer from them, I ...
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Getting downvotes and delete votes for my recent questions

A couple of my recent questions have gotten a lot of downvotes and delete votes for each - the questions are: Is it rude and unprofessional for a hiring manager to check with my references before ...
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I don't understand what is wrong in my question and why the comments are given opinion based and rude?

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: How to deal with the persons whose actions delays in taking decision? As soon as I posted this question, I started receiving down votes ...
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Feature Request - Downvote comment required [duplicate]

It would be nice to know why a particular answer is downvoted, as it provides an insight into flawed thinking on my end or a measure of whether or not the answer is actually useful. I propose that, ...
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Only got +1 Reputation from answer upvote

I recently posted an answer to a question. After that I proceeded to read the other answers; upvoted one I considered good and downvoted another that was not so good and also seemed like was somewhat ...
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What to do with unexplained downvotes

I have been in stack-exchange for quite a few years, and have been about 10% users in quite a few sites. So I do understand the culture of the place. Unfortunately, I have been observing recently ...
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Can we remove the suggestion to leave a comment on down voting

We do not have a problem with drive by downvoting... we have a problem with people wanting to attack those who try to post a helpful answer being attacked for their efforts in the comments. And then ...
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Can we downvote questions more and close less?

This has come up in forms many times. (See sidebar.) A simple observation is that this community has very few downvoted questions, and very very few downvoted questions that are not closed. It's not ...
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Can't see upvotes and downvotes for questions and answers

In StackOverflow the user can see the number of upvotes and downvotes when he clicks the total number of votes for a question/answer (between the upvote/downvote arrows). But this is not possible in ...
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Discouraging down and close votes because you don't like the question

We've received a few questions recently that are asking how to do something that they really shouldn't be doing. How to convince manager to let employees change departments? How to disclose negative ...
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Could someone please explain why this question was downvoted and closed?

A few months ago I asked this question: Is it normal for agency warehouse workers to have such high turnover (UK)? The question was downvoted, and then closed without any explanation, despite ...
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Why is this question asking about dealing with the after math of office harrasment being downvoted?

Is it best to move on after being harassed at work? Clearly the OP is an emotionally frazzled state, but I think The Workplace as a culture doesn't appreciate that this is actually a normal course of ...
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Many Q's downvoted and closed?

I recently visited WorkPlace for the first time. On the front page, it looks like most questions have multiple downvotes, and many questions are closed. I'm all for downvoting and closing bad ...
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High down vote count on many answers, by different users, all on the same question

Moderators need to assess this situation, quickly. Do I have to relinquish my PC password to my former boss? There are many decent, thoughtful answers with negative 2 to 4 down votes. That is ...
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Reason for downvoting should always be clarified in order to help improve question

I suppose this may belong to meta but I am unable to post there, so please move it there if you have the permissions to do so I have been following this site for a few months and also asked a couple ...
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Are the Downvoting police too active?

I'm new to Workplace.SE, though I'm active on other SE sites. One thing I've noticed is that there is a downvoting police, that goes around giving -1 to anything they don't like. Go to the main page, ...
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Unclear downvote reasons

I would like to understand why Tips and advice for getting consistent pay raises and in general advancing one's career in corporate bureaucracies is being downvoted because none of the comments ...
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Why is a question about being underpaid attracting downvotes?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/17202/im-underpaid-when-and-how-to-approach-this-with-my-boss In this question he articulates his position clearly, and asks clear questions, yet it has ...
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Feature Request - Down Vote Explanation

When an OP asks for a down vote clarification, power users should be able to click a button to add the following comment: In the absence of a specific comment, you might find it useful to assume ...
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Are answers to closed questions appropriate to downvote?

I'm curious why my answer to this question was downvoted. I followed the "back it up" principle, along with the other guidelines. Is it possibly because it is a closed question? Does a question ...
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Why is my question about keeping commitments attracting down votes?

I have asked the question https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/11480/i-have-finally-ended-up-with-committing-which-im-not-able-to-fulfill-how-could. I feel guilt for what happened and I don't ...
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Is use of the word 'Downvoted' in a comment really rude?

This is related the the questions "Wearing earrings to office" and "What is rude on The Workplace?". I placed a comment in the earrings question that looked like this: "Down voted: [reason for down ...
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Does answering a question with down votes attract down-votes?

It is my philosophy not to take from the community with out giving anything. That is why before asking any new question I will make sure to answer one question to the best of my knowledge so that it ...
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