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What's the problem with this question?

Although it could be a legitimate question, opening with "Automation, automation, automation," and the reference to calling back for coffee, makes it read more like a rant than a question. In addition,...
Dan Hulme's user avatar
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12 votes
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Why the down vote on my last 3 question?

You've been on StackExchange a long time now and have had a lot of feedback about your questions and answers on many SE sites, so you really should know by now why they're not very good questions. ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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Should voting be used to undo damage?

For posterity, on the question "How can luggage be lost if it has a bag tag?," Bianfable wrote: To the downvoter: Please explain why you voted, especially to a new user! You responded: I'm as ...
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Would you avoid downvoting an answer with a factual error?

Well, serial downvoting for revenge is clearly a violation of terms of service. That's a situation for mods to handle. A factual error is a definite reason for a downvote. That's what makes good ...
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What's the problem with this question?

I downvoted because it seems to be a question based on the rather dull trope that airline pilots are just computer operators. As the other Dan says, there was no real research, the actual question is ...
Dan's user avatar
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What's the problem with this question?

There are two parts to any post, and the voting reflects both of them: The substance of the post or the root problem being addressed. How much this gets upvoted or downvoted depends primarily on ...
RealAnswersNotAI's user avatar
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Why are votes locked in?

It's a safeguard against certain types of abuse, as explained in the answers to this question and this question. You aren't alone in seeing this as a nuisance to those who aren't trying to abuse the ...
Ralph J's user avatar
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Would you avoid downvoting an answer with a factual error?

I feel like a downvote is a little harsh for a first response. We all make mistakes, I'll try to leave a comment if something in the answer seems wrong. Especially for new users, it might be a bit off-...
fooot's user avatar
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2 votes

Should voting be used to undo damage?

I don't think serial downvoting is an actual problem here. I've seen it on SO, but here and on SE in general, perhaps 2-3 "maybe"-grade examples in total. Bad questions/answers get downvoted because ...
Therac's user avatar
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Would you avoid downvoting an answer with a factual error?

I'm clearly for your option A. Downvoting without explanation is rude in my eyes and only justified if the answer is of obviously poor quality. Most answers are the best effort of the person and it ...
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