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What Is Up With Voting in "Workplace"?

If you're talking about questions where there's a genuine issue at hand that isn't a troll question or otherwise poorly posed question, there's a natural reason for it. People sometimes field "...
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Is serial downvoting ever appropriate?

Is this type of behavior considered inappropriate for SE? Yes, because you are targeting one specific user. From the FAQ: The user then visits their profile and, like with serial upvoting, ...
Anne Daunted GoFundMonica's user avatar
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What Is Up With Voting in "Workplace"?

Some of this, it seems to me, is the nature of the site. On some of the more technical sites, there are questions where only a handful of people in the world may be able to answer. In fact, sometimes ...
GreenMatt's user avatar
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Is there a consensus in The Workplace regarding the meaning of votes for answers?

Not really. The metric really just remains "is this useful?" and while you can pick holes in what "useful" means to various people, it's rather the point of voting to arrive at a ...
Lilienthal's user avatar
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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?

An answer that fails to actually provide an answer to the question is one reason to downvote - another is when the answer is not a good answer to the question. The whole idea of the voting system is ...
motosubatsu's user avatar
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Only got +1 Reputation from answer upvote

Does it have something to do with the fact that I achieved 200 reputation on this day and somehow caped my reputation gain? Yes, that's exactly it. You reached your 200 rep max for the day, ...
David K's user avatar
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Can we downvote questions more and close less?

A few thoughts, too long to put into a comment: Questions being "on hold" are not necessarily a bad thing, if the questions are off topic. This is intended to allow time to edit and reopen questions. ...
enderland's user avatar
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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?

Legitimate reasons to downvote include: The answer is (in the voter's opinion) wrong. The answer might or might not be right but is unsupported. The answer is incomprehensible (also flag as "very low ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Do/should people downvote out of sheer irritation about how the OP handled the situation?

Voting is completely open to the individual. They can downvote just because they stubbed their toe that morning. Or upvote because it's their birthday if they want. The votes are of limited use anyway ...
Kilisi's user avatar
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Do/should people downvote out of sheer irritation about how the OP handled the situation?

is it ever appropriate to downvote for that reason [the way that the OP handled a situation irritated/frustrated me]? Never. You don't vote just because OP handled the situation badly. In fact, many ...
DarkCygnus's user avatar
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What to do with unexplained downvotes

The downvote button has the following text: "Does not show any research; it is unclear or not useful". Unless you hear otherwise, you should assume that is the reason for any downvote. That's the ...
Joe Strazzere's user avatar
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Can't see upvotes and downvotes for questions and answers

You probably have 1000 reputation on Stack Overflow. From the privileges page: Awarded At: 1,000 Reputation What are Established Users? Established users are those who have been participating on the ...
enderland's user avatar
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I don't understand what is wrong in my question and why the comments are given opinion based and rude?

We cannot be certain why people downvoted your post, but if I had to take an educated guess, it was because they perceived your post as a rant rather than trying to solve a problem. Using phrases like ...
Masked Man's user avatar
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Feature Request - Downvote comment required

Since an up vote is +10 and a down vote is -2, the system already allows for the fact that there will just be jerks. In order for a person to do any real damage to your reputation, they'd have to be ...
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
4 votes

What Is Up With Voting in "Workplace"?

I started to write a comment on another answer but realized my thoughts might be worthy of their own answer. Basically, I think @BoogaRoo is more or less correct that downvotes often happen because ...
dwizum's user avatar
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Is there a consensus in The Workplace regarding the meaning of votes for answers?

You should upvote posts you want to "float to the top" and you should downvote posts you want to push to the bottom (or make easier for the community/roomba to delete). That's it. Your ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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3 votes

Discouraging down and close votes because you don't like the question

I only agree with close votes part. Closing should be reserved to questions which can't possibly be answered well, like questions asking for opinions, rants phrased as questions or unclear questions ...
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar
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Is there a consensus in The Workplace regarding the meaning of votes for answers?

There is no consensus, but I'll let you know a good guideline I apply. Upvote an answer whether I agree with it or not based on how useful it is and how much help it would provide the querent. ...
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
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Can we downvote questions more and close less?

Can we downvote questions more and close less? Yes we can. But I doubt that we will. The community seems to be trained to rush in and vote to close aggressively. Some members seem to vote to close ...
Joe Strazzere's user avatar
2 votes

Can we downvote questions more and close less?

Votes don't always show a question is on topic, just because a question is popular, does not mean it is also on topic for this stack exchange. Votes are supposed to be either for: This question shows ...
Draken's user avatar
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2 votes

Discouraging down and close votes because you don't like the question

The bottom line here is you CANNOT know the reason for a vote of any kind unless the user has the good sense to comment on the item being voted on. ( I don't always comment when I vote in the positive ...
Neo's user avatar
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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?

People downvote for any reason, nothing can or should be done about it, it's their vote to do with as they please. Just because an answer fits the question or even solves the issue is not the point ...
Kilisi's user avatar
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What's up with the downvote pattern on this question?

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 ...
DarkCygnus's user avatar
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What's up with the downvote pattern on this question?

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 ...
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
1 vote

What's up with the downvote pattern on this question?

Maybe two of the close voters have a policy to downvote answers on questions that they think should be obviously closed.
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
1 vote

Is serial downvoting ever appropriate?

I think, this should be Ok since you down-vote posts because of posts are bad. So at the end of the day, you downvote posts for legitimate reason.
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Getting downvotes and delete votes for my recent questions

Is there a moderator that can look into this? Remember that if you need to raise a post to Mod attention you can always flag for such, or see if anyone is in chat. Are my questions actually bad ...
DarkCygnus's user avatar
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