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Is it appropriate to downvote an answer that may have been good at the time it was posted, but is now incorrect?

Suppose that while browsing through old questions, I find that the top answer, while almost certainly correct at the time it was posted, is now incorrect. I add a new answer with the current, correct ...
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Editing an answer to change a mistaken vote

So I'm new to the voting system and had a bit of a gaffe trying to zen after a bad comment found me on a bad day. Long story short, I down-voted good answers with the intent to undo the down-votes as ...
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What to do about possible retaliatory down-voting spree?

I left an admittedly rude comment on an answer earlier today (requires privilege to see deleted post). I chose quite poor wording and offended the answer poster. While drafting an apology comment, the ...
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Why was I downvoted?

In this question, I was downvoted a lot. As far as I am aware, I did not do anything wrong. Can someone please explain to me why I was downvoted?
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How should near-duplicate answers be handled?

I have recently been down-voted on one of my answers and I suspect the user that down-voted it thinks I have copied content from the accepted answer, which could be a fine motive to down-vote. ...
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Downvoting first questions - can we be more welcoming?

I feel as though I've seen a lot of new-member questions that are (not that surprisingly) less than amazing, and therefore get close votes. I think that's pretty logical, and usually the close votes ...
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I believe I was a victim of sockpuppetry. Who do I report this to?

One of my answers (deleted now, 10k rep only) had a score of -8 within 10 min or so. I don’t think this is possible. My answer may have been wrong but it’s unlikely that that many people would see it ...
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How can we solve a problem of newcomers getting unexplained downvotes?

Newcomers don't know all the rules. Even if they have read all the rules and have all good intentions, it is very hard to understand the SE philosophy by the first grasp because of how special this ...
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Downvotes - comment or negative reputation?

I have a question about the efficient use of downvotes. People are downvoting without any comments; such behaviour is not necessarily constructive, but I generally agree with the logic presented in ...
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Can I ask who has a beef with me and why?

Ok, so this meta post isn't so much a "can I ask" but a "I am asking". Though I suppose if meta isn't the place for such a thing then "can I ask" may be worth addressing. I woke up this morning to ...
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Why does downvoting hurt my reputation (but upvoting does not help it)? [duplicate]

I feel that legitimate downvoting is disincentivised by the rep penalty. What are the reasons this penalty exists?
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Why is an answer being downvoted without any comments?

An answer has multiple downvotes but nobody has left a comment explaining what's wrong with the answer or why they downvoted. Why hasn't anyone explained their downvote?
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Is it OK to downvote for “low effort” when the only way to answer quickly is piracy?

My question https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/86316/is-there-a-list-of-cleric-and-wizard-spells-that-deal-lightning-or-thunder-damag?noredirect=1&lq=1 was downvoted, with a comment ...
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Voting down has to be revised

Quoting the official description of downvoting priveledge: Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps ...
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Why deleting a bad question/answer doesn't return reputation points?

It appears that after a bad question/answer removal the reputation points are not returned to the downvoters. Why is it so? Shouldn't it be different?
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Question “On Hold” but its already been answered, Negative votes on new user posts, And general Shin kicking

Now this is a small rant of mine but since I'm a new user I'm guaranteed to get maybe -1 or -2 on this post but here I go. now this is related to New User Experience: Why allow downvotes (esp. below ...
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Downvoting behaviour does not enable me to improve my post

This is not about venting about the downvotes on my post. Let's agree that my post does contain mistakes and that my comments down the road were driven by frustration. I'd like to share why I was ...
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Why is there a malus on downvoting?

If I upvote someone, it doesn't cost me anything, but if I downvote it costs rep and provides a disincentive to do so. Downvoting is treated also as a personal attack, and there is a general attitude ...
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Comments explaining downvotes being deleted

When you downvote a post, a popup appears urging you to explain in a comment why you downvoted. Now this happened: Wow, can I ask the reason of the downvotes? – Vereos 46 mins ago I downvoted, ...
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Why are voting habits so different on RPG.SE in comparison to other SE sites?

I've been wondering about this, as I have since I first arrived here all those centuries ago. Voting habits on RPG.SE are very different than on other StackExchange sites. Very rarely do we see ...
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Downvoting answers not fitting an edited question anymore?

This answer is a good answer, but, as explicitely mentioned, ends up not fitting the question since it has been edited since the answer was made. What should users be suggested to do in such a case? ...
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New User Experience: Why allow downvotes (esp. below 0) on already closed questions?

So - most [closed] questions are posted by new users. But experienced users continue to "pile on" and -1 vote them, even after they are closed! What gives? As far as I can see this: This ...
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Can the reputation system be improved upon?

I just got on the wrong side of the reputation stick on the Gaming SE, by asking a question against their specific flavor of FAQ and policies. It got me to thinking, and I wanted to ask whether the ...
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General Answers to Specific Questions

This site (SE not rpg.se) has a history of closing questions that are closely related to another question even if it is not the same question. However it seems when I try to make an answer to the ...