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Are un-upvotes lowering the rep ceiling?

I have a weird behaviour in SE today, where my daily Rep seems capped at 190, not 200: It's not clear to me what causes this behaviour, but earlier today, someone unupvoted a vote: Is that expected ...
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What is the time/protocol for enacting a meta decision?

When putting answer here, often you get responses, sometimes not or only after a longer time frame. In general there is a lot less traffic on meta than on the main site, and responses can be slow in ...
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Does a high score on an answer excuse the requirement to back up the answer?

Existing Guidance Reviewing guidance on meta and our post notice on main, it seems we put forward as a matter of substantive policy that answers must be backed up and supported, either objectively ...
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Should we be able to retract answer downvotes after a question is reopened? [duplicate]

in this question, the querent didn't originally attach a system, and someone answered before the question was closed. I downvoted the answer because we didn't have the appropriate information. ...
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What should we do about people downvoting to try and push subcommunities they don't like off this site?

I understand that people are in charge of their voting, and we generally avoid legislating voting in any way as it is fundamentally unenforceable. Nevertheless, the use of downvotes to explicitly ...
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Is it ok to ask for comments on downvotes?

Whenever I post an answer I immediately get downvotes. This always puzzled me as there never seems to be a reason for it. I tried posting a comment asking if downvoters could please leave a comment ...
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Is it OK to edit an outdated answer to facilitate a vote change?

A rule has been changed, and an answer that was correct became wrong. The recommended course of action is to downvote and wait. However, downvoting is not possible if you upvoted earlier, because ...
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How can I answer a question really well?

Before you ask, yes, I have read this topic from the help center. With that out of the way, I would like to ask how to make exemplary answers, that gets everybody to want to upvote your answer. ...
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How to vote on bad questions asked on someone else's behalf?

Sometimes we see questions that have easily findable, non-ambiguous answers. What makes them interesting is being asked on someone else's behalf. If this were the whole question: Does the Dueling ...
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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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Removing downvotes?

So this question is currently being looked at for various reasons, but I note the following (I assume Mod) comment: Hey, guys, voting to close and downvoting don't have to go hand-in-hand. VTC as ...
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Can/should we do something about early answers getting the lion's share of votes?

Here and at many Stack Exchange sites, there's a tendency for the chronologically first answer to receive the most votes. Once an answer has acquired a lead, it almost always retains that lead. I ...
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Is there a way to thank/upvote someones edits on your Question/Answer?

Just a quick bit of backstory. When I'm posting on Stack sites, I'm typically at work, so unable to devote my entire attention to the post. Quite often, small typos/errors in maths/etc will slip ...
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Strange reputation behaviour

Relating to this question on Stack Overflow Meta, I'd just like to confirm that there's no odd voting behaviour going on with this question, as it's an old question and I've just had two upvotes for ...
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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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Is serial voting an infraction or anything?

Chemus was kind enough to go through and fix broken links in many questions and answers—lots of them mine—on May 11, 2017, and at least one user upvoted some of those questions and answers—again, lots ...
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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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What if you agree with an answer, except for one part that is not really on-topic but you find very wrong?

For the context, I am speaking about KRyan's answer to How much money can I make up with class features?. As it is I completely agree with it, except for the last sentence I find completely wrong. On ...
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Can somebody explain the inconsistent voting on this?

I posted an answer to How to balance/time a campaign where a player character is the final boss?. It was deemed off-topic by the mods and users decided to down-vote it, according to the comments ...
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Should I upvote an answer I agree with even though I feel the one I posted answers it fully?

In regards to this question: Should a player know their mount's exact HP? I'm hesitant to upvote @fectin's answer. I agree with it completely, but feel it doesn't answer the question as fully as ...
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When rules change but votes don't, how to handle it?

Sometimes, not that rarely, rules change in RPGs. Answers that were good become objectively, definitely wrong overnight, through no fault of their writer. The accepted course of action is to do ...
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Can we agree to stop downvoting non-opinionated, factually correct answers?

I can only guess, but for me it looks like people put their own playstyle as a measurement what is good and what is bad for this site. Wake up. Your playstyle is not the only playstyle. Stop being so ...
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Is it possible to change a vote on an answer from the question being edited?

I down-voted This Answer, as at the time I felt that it didn't actually answer the question as it was asked. Now that the question has been edited, this answer is a valid answer and not deserving of ...
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How best to address the problem of fat thumbs

I occasionally use the Stack Exchange app for iOS when reading or answering questions on this site. I hold the phone in my left hand and scroll with my thumb along the left side of the screen. This ...
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If there is a malus on downvoting to avoid irrational downvotes, why is irrational upvoting tolerated?

As per the answer to this question, as linked by SSD in this answer, we know that the malus on downvoting was placed to avoid downvotes related to irrational dislike (of certain topics, answers, or ...
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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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Voting on Subjective Answers

We have a lot of meta discussion about Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and asking the questions. We also have just as many on answering. But we don't have as many on voting. It may come down to a ...
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Voting Feedback totally screwed up compared to other SE sites

When I visit SO or Workplace.SE, I see the voting as a feedback what to improve. I can see that when I put work into my post and have knowledge on the subject I get positive votes, when I make ...
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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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How do I cancel a -1 vote without give a +1 vote?

I want to remove a down vote to make it a non-vote but I don't seam to be able to without upvoting? Is it possible?
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Upvoting Old Questions and Answers?

I really enjoy reading through the related posts. However, some of them can be quite old. Is it proper etiquette to upvote those that I give those that I find deserving? Should I consider a question ...
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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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Should this site condone terms derogating an individual's characteristics?

I have objected to the use of the term "cretin" at rpg.stackechange.com and my objections have been arbitrarily dismissed. Two site moderators (mxyzplk and AceCalhoun) have endorsed the use of the ...
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How do you vote?

When I was commenting on the RAW meta question, I started to document how I vote on answers. Here is mine. I always up vote an answer if they answer the question, even if I think the answer is from ...
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Can we get our personal voting data displayed on the Questions lists?

Exact Duplicate (Meta Stack Overflow): Can we get our personal voting data displayed on the Questions lists? There's been several times where I have been surfing the site, and noticed a question ...
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What's the right procedure to promote a proposed synonym?

Users with a total answer score of 5 or more, can vote for tag synonyms. Where's the right place to let people know that there's a new synonym up for a vote?
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Could an "undo vote" option be added, for close votes?

This is probably good to be considered for any types of votes, but I'm especially asking about the close vote because of the special significance they have over the usual up/down voting. This was ...
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Should a question be judged on its level of "expertise"?

By my understanding (and the Area 51 FAQ), StackExchange sites are meant to be host to "experts" posting "expert-level" questions. However, we've seen a number of questions asked and answered (and up-...
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Can we require comments on downvotes?

Perhaps I'm the only one noticing this, but I've seen several Questions and Answers around here that have been downvoted for no apparent reason. What's worse, is that no reason for the downvote is ...
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What does voting really signify?

I've never used a site like this before--is up/down voting an expression of my agreement or disagreement with a statement, a statement on its helpfulness/appropriateness to the topic, something else ...
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