Questions tagged [down-votes]

This tag is for questions specific to down-votes, the community's way of telling peers that their content can be improved. Down-votes on meta site have different meanings.

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How can a low-rep user remove an accidental downvote?

During a workout my phone interpreted the motions of my body as prompts and I ended up downvoting an answer to this question. The time limit had passed for me to undo the downvote. On other sites I ...
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Why is my question so poorly received?

This question of mine was very poorly received, getting 5 downvotes. However, it is totally suited for this site, as evidenced by the fact that there are no close votes. Why was my question "...
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Why are numerical puzzles disliked?

I posted a puzzle about getting numbers from 0 to 9 with the digits of 2022 and it got downvoted. Fine. But then I noticed that another similar puzzle was downvoted even more, so it seems there is ...
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I'm likely gonna be in a question ban

I want to make another puzzle which would be much better than the first one, but I doubt it would be any better. Since 4 of my questions have been negatively received, I know that I'm going to be put ...
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Why get downvoted when accepting an answer?

I asked my first 2 questions on this site, and they were fairly just riddle puzzles. For some reason, after I accepted the right answer, downvotes started coming. Why is this so?
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Why was my answer severely downvoted?

I posted this answer and it did okay at first, but later, it started to get a whole bunch of downvotes! This is now deleted so only certain viewers will be able to see it but what did I do wrong here? ...
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Questions on Down votes

When down voting an answer, I see that I do not need to give a reason if I don't want to (Though I always make sure to let them know what is wrong). Why don't we make a rule where users have to give ...
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Why is this question the most downvoted one here?

Another number sequence puzzle is the most downvoted question here. It has 0 upvotes and 15 downvotes. Can anyone tell me why the community thinks this is a very bad question?
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Is the distinction too subtle between downvoting and voting to close?

Q1 (rhetorical). What distinguishes these three things? A downvote A vote to close A vote to remain closed I’m beginning to wonder if we really know, and am beginning to suspect that we ...
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Is it okay/right/fair/ethical to encourage others to downvote a specific puzzle?

There continues to be a lot of discussion about improving overall quality of puzzles on the site. Downvoting a puzzle is a way we can try to mark certain puzzles as low quality until something like a ...
Dan Russell's user avatar
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Riddle downvote causes

I'm just curious, why do people downvote riddles? Is it simply because they're too broad or because of something else? I have tried searching on Puzzling Meta and the FAQ for an answer and was ...
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Shouldn't I be able to change my upvote after six minutes? [duplicate]

Specifically on this question there is an answer that at first appeared to be correct, so I upvoted it. But after a while I discovered an error. I want remove my upvote and give a downvote instead. ...
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Why was I downvoted for a correct, well-explained answer?

I'm new here and learning the ropes, so if I'm missing something, please let me know. I want to know why my answer to this question was downvoted despite the fact that it was correct and I had ...
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What do downvotes on challenge questions mean?

There's been some heated discussion about downvotes on challenge questions in chat and on downvoted questions. I wonder if this in part because people have different ideas about what downvotes mean, ...
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