28 votes
Accepted

Do we use the downvote button more than other sites?

We can use the Data Explorer to see how often we up- and downvote. This query compares the number of posts (including deleted ones) and the number of up- and downvotes for all sites in the network. On ...
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24 votes

VIndictive downvoting--what can be done about such childishness, errh, lack of professionalism?

Tom: after checking tools available to moderators, I see no evidence of systematic downvoting from any particular user. So at the moment I don't see evidence of downvoting that looks 'vindictive'. I ...
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17 votes

Proposal for a new rule for down-vote

Other reasons to downvote a question is if one doesn't think it demonstrates sufficient research effort, or isn't deemed to be useful. In fact, the question-downvote tooltip says this explicitly: ...
15 votes

Why a Question gets Down vote and its Answer gets Upvotes?

Unless the voters want to weigh in themselves, we can only guess. As I see it, the question is not at all well motivated, and there is no hint why anyone might think that there are infinitely many ...
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12 votes

Downvoted on many questions asked in less than 60 seconds

I have not voted on any of your questions, and I won't justify the observed downvoting behaviour. I do find the questions as written as problematic for MathOverflow. Even though the posts concern ...
11 votes

What to do when it seems that downvotes are not justified (for example, when they are directed "against" the person and not "against" the question)?

When it seems downvotes are not justified, the first thing to do is to reconsider. Read what people write about the question, see for yourself whether the question is the kind that generally flies ...
9 votes

Do we use the downvote button more than other sites?

Here are some additional SEDE queries. (As my knowledge of SQL is rather limited, take all of this with a grain of salt.) Percentage of Upvotes and Percentage of Upvotes (multisite). MathOverflow ...
9 votes

Downvoting systematically a user

The rash of downvotes was picked up by the software and was reversed, and I have just learned from a Community Manager of other voting anomalies. All of these have been fixed, and a moderator message ...
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8 votes
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Can anyone learn anything from a downvote without an accompanying rationale in a comment?

I find this proposal completely unreasonable: "the questioner should have the right to petition the mods for a reversal of the vote." For one, think of the amount of workload this would add for the ...
8 votes

Can I see who voted for what after I die?

As I understand it, one destination has an Ethereal API to the Stack Exchange databases. Unfortunately one only has assembly language to write the routines to use it, and no linker: you have to ...
7 votes

Can I see who voted for what after I die?

I think the religion of copyism, which holds that information is sacred and must be preserved, is the one you should look into. The information as to who voted for what is certainly something you get ...
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6 votes
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Cancel delete vote

To the best of my knowledge, at the moment it is not possible to retract a delete vote: The feature request Ability to retract reopen/delete votes on Meta Stack Exchange is not marked status-...
4 votes
Accepted

Serial downvoting

I understand that getting downvotes can be frustrating. And targeting a specific user with multiple downvotes is definitely a bad thing to do and it can in fact lead to a suspension of the serial ...
4 votes
Accepted

Reverse an accidental downvote

So, I asked the guy who answered the question to edit his answer. The answer was edited and I upvoted it. Problem solved.
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3 votes

Comment / Down-vote / Vote to close -- in what order, with what delay?

This is very much dependent on the question and the poster. There are some questions which look like high school homework problems posted by users who are new to the forum. These are usually quickly ...
3 votes

Why is this question locked?

I don't know what happened there, I merely voted to close it, and it got locked without me doing anything. Perhaps that was an automatic response to the score being negative? Other things I've voted ...
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2 votes

Downvote and vote to close of a recent question

I looked into that case, and even though your assumption may be right, I didn't find any indication of inappropriate (= not according to post quality) voting. If you are asking questions related to ...
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2 votes

Remove down-voting or show down-votes in the separate counter

Since you asked for an explicit answer, rather than a series of comments, let me give it a try: 1) Why not "Move questions to math.stackexchange instead of deleting them." Some questions are indeed ...
2 votes

Why a Question gets Down vote and its Answer gets Upvotes?

The reversal badge is exactly about the phenomenon where a bad question gets a very good answer, namely, where a question with a score of -5 or worse receives an answer of +20 or more. This badge ...

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