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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...