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Can I ask who has a beef with me and why?

Though you can ask we can't answer due to votes being a private affair. Never fear though: all kinds of targeted-voting is detected by the system and, when the daily scripts run, it reverses the votes ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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Should I upvote an answer I agree with even though I feel the one I posted answers it fully?

You should upvote any answers that you feel contribute to the overall understanding of the topic and help the asker understand the situation. This includes partial answers, where the answer provides ...
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Is it ok to ask for comments on downvotes?

It doesn't hurt to ask ... Many users on many SE site do ask for feedback to help understand what caused a negative reaction to a given answer or question. ... but don't be upset by a lack of ...
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
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What should we do about people downvoting to try and push subcommunities they don't like off this site?

Nothing While we affirm RPG.SE embraces all playstyles, there's no way to force everyone to always vote according to that. In this case the comment could be flagged as unkind and deleted, but that ...
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How to vote on bad questions asked on someone else's behalf?

When someone asks a question they're taking on ownership of it. Functionally it's their question. Consider an extreme case: someone's got dozens of genuinely bad questions. This isn't great for our ...
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Is there a way to thank/upvote someones edits on your Question/Answer?

A better knowledge base and a cleaner stack is its own reward. Editors aren't expecting any thanks, and there's no need to thank them. But it is nice to be appreciated, and you'll think of leaving ...
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Why was I downvoted?

I would assume all the downvotes are for people agitated that you seem to be deliberately trying to reinterpret English, logic, and/or math to rules lawyer an advantage. I’ve downvoted it for the ...
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Removing downvotes?

Mods can’t and didn’t cancel any votes here No worries, mods are unable to affect votes. That’s not a feature or power we have. Votes are sacrosanct at RPG.se and people can vote however their ...
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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?

That sentence is appropriate, on-point, and on-topic for responding to the question, so I'm going to put that aside and focus on the "I think this bit of the answer is wrong/unhelpful" part. In ...
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How can I answer a question really well?

Be patient, read lots of questions, and play/run a lot. It's pretty easy to write answers that get 20 or 30 upvotes: answer D&D questions about rules correctly, succinctly, and first. But you want ...
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Is it ok to ask for comments on downvotes?

It's always ok to ask, but there's no guarantee you'll get a response. The reason for this is because downvotes already have their own reasons. This question/answer does not show any research ...
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What should we do about people downvoting to try and push subcommunities they don't like off this site?

Vote the other way, if you care. I'll be honest, I was surprised to see that comment since I didn't remember writing it, and then even more surprised to learn that it wasn't mine. So. There are ...
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Does a high score on an answer excuse the requirement to back up the answer?

Deleting a well-received answer is an act that should be reserved for extreme abuse. Not because they are “excused,” but because those votes represent the “will of the people,” and no one here has the ...
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Does a high score on an answer excuse the requirement to back up the answer?

No, it doesn't eliminate standards I'll start with a direct answer to the question as asked: no, a high score doesn't remove the need to adhere to community standards. The particular answer linked is ...
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Can the system let a serial voter know he or she shouldn't?

This has actually been discussed a few times on Meta Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange: Why doesn't vote "fraud" provide some feedback? (MSE, 2010) Warn users that they might be ...
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Why does downvoting hurt my reputation (but upvoting does not help it)?

Downvoting is disincentivised (it's not just you), and that's deliberate. The help page on downvotes says this: “Voting down answers is not something we want you to take lightly, so it is not ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Why there is no notification for getting a downvote?

This feature has been requested before on the network meta: Display lost/negative reputation in topbar achievements. Despite the obvious support from the community (given the score), it was declined ...
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Why does it require reputation to upvote comments and answers?

It's precisely because we're so different from other platforms that we do this. Stack Exchange is essentially a peer-reviewed Q&A site. We're a bit like if Wikipedia articles had voting and people ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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How to vote on bad questions asked on someone else's behalf?

Vote on the question as it’s written. There are better and worse ways to write a question on someone else’s behalf. If they write it in such a way that you think it deserves a downvote, then that is ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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Should I upvote an answer I agree with even though I feel the one I posted answers it fully?

Aside from the other (excellent) answers, I'll add that I won't be offended in any way if you don't vote for my answer. I feel strongly that there is a correct answer to the question asked, and ...
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Varying limit of votes per day

The formula is a bit more complicated than "30+10". If you don't vote enough on questions first (i.e., before you've voted on 25 answers), you may only get as few as 30 total votes that day. ...
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Is it ok to ask for comments on downvotes?

Usually it's not bad, but it isn't helping. Reasons for why were given to you in abundance in other answers here. What's wrong then? I have looked up your answers sorted by ranking. All in all, you ...
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When rules change but votes don't, how to handle it?

Here are the options available to you if you disagree with the top voted and/or accepted answer: Your options #1 and #2 are acceptable but other answers have covered why #3-6 are not. Instead I will ...
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What is the time/protocol for enacting a meta decision?

There's no hard line on this Whether a meta discussion is mature enough to have achieved consensus is a judgement call. And a big part of that judgement call is gonna be the scope of the proposed ...
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Are un-upvotes lowering the rep ceiling?

Unupvotes aren't counted as part of the day they happened In short, unupvotes are treated as though the upvote never happened. That means technically the rep loss happened to a previous day. However, ...
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Is there a way to change your vote when you think better of it?

The general approach is to not worry about it. It's one vote; undoing or recasting it only swings 1 or 2 points total on the answer. That's not that big a deal. Yes, you can unlock your vote by ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
10 votes

What should I do if I have a downvoted question with upvoted answers?

You learn from it and move on. There’s nothing to be done with the question. It does not need to be closed, as none of our reasons for closure apply to it, nor should it be deleted, as none of our ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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Can somebody explain the inconsistent voting on this?

My guess would be temporal shenanigans. The original question that you answered is very different in tone and formatting and details than the one that stands currently. So there's a lot of disconnect ...
Erik's user avatar
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Is it OK to edit an outdated answer to facilitate a vote change?

There's no issue that needs to be solved here You seem to be saying (explicitly and implicitly) that there is an issue here that needs to be fixed. But I fail to see what it is and what negative ...
Rubiksmoose's user avatar
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What should we do about people downvoting to try and push subcommunities they don't like off this site?

I can't speak for the downvoter, but I think I might have some insight into their thought process. I'm a big fan of optimization questions in general, but over time I've become more and more ...
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