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Why was my answer downvoted?

I posted an answer here to a... not-so-great question. Why was it downvoted? The answer I gave was unarguably the best possible answer for that question. Are the people who didn't like the question ...
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Why is pointing out a plot hole in a question downvoted? [closed]

Just curious as to why questions that point out plot holes are downvoted so much?
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Shouldn't downvoting uninteresting posts be forbidden? [duplicate]

In connection with the question: Is it OK to downvote a question for being uninteresting? So if you want to mark this post as duplicate, analyze my question and the link I have given first before ...
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Are we allowed to ASK about the reason for downvotes?

I understand that voting is anonymous, and that downvoters (or upvoters for that matter) don't have to explain anything to anybody; and that is as it should be. But, is there anything wrong with ...
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Is it reasonable that a downvoter should drop a comment for why the user downvoted a post? [duplicate]

I'm just getting annoyed by users who downvotes a post without dropping a comment of why. It will generally help me in all my mistakes in other site, but this meta issue has been repeating and ...
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Why isn't a down voted question moved to the top of the front page after editing one of its answers?

I edited this question's answer, but it was not bumped to the top of the front page like a normal post would. I can only assume that down voted questions are not put at the top for some reason. So ...
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Lowest-scoring question of all time (including deleted questions)

Someone recently asked which question on SFF had the most downvotes. Of course, it is trivial to determine which question has the lowest total score: just order by votes. However, this does not tell ...
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Which question on SFF has the highest number of downvotes?

As the title asks: Which question is the most heavily downvoted on our site? If someone knows of a script that measures this, then by all means point it out to me :-)
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Is it OK to downvote a question for being uninteresting?

According to the Help Center: Voting up a question or answer signals to the rest of the community that a post is interesting, well-researched, and useful, while voting down a post signals the ...
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Are users encouraged to downvote questions for being duplicates?

Some/many users seem to quickly downvote a question once they see that it's been marked as either a duplicate or a possible duplicate; is that the recommended course of action - to downvote a question ...
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Do I not lose rep if I downvote a question that has been closed?

I came across a fairly bad question that was a duplicate. It already had 4 downvotes, but I thought, I think I probably have enough rep to afford 1 downvote. Plus, it'll put me to a nice multiple of 5....
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Am I being singled out by a grumpy downvoter? [duplicate]

It just seems unlikely that it could be a coincidence that 4 of my top voted questions all get downvotes at the same time. Is there some grumpy user out there who decided they hate me and so they went ...
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Is it possible to ask for moderators to check if a user has abnormally downvoted you? [duplicate]

As the question says, is there a way to ensure that a user/users are not targeting you for downvotes? Failing that, what system exists to ensure that this does not happen?
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What's the most contentious question on scifi.SE?

I've had some doozies. By contentious, I mean the question with the most downvotes yet still positive overall. Is there a straightforward way to find it?
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I re-read the help documents and I couldn't find anything about the act of downvoting [duplicate]

I just got an odd -1 rep from a post in which I downvoted an answer. Is this small penalty due to the fact that I had downvoted without a comment? If so, please direct me to these rules. I'm not belly ...
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How to combat behavior of a malicious serial down-voter?

It would appear that there is someone periodically roaming the boards downvoting literally everything; questions and answers. They seem to stop eventually, but I suspect this is due to them hitting ...
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What exactly are our guidelines for declaring the question as “not useful”?

SFF.SE's downvote arrow lists 3 criteria for when a question should be downvoted ("No research", "unclear", "not useful"). The first 2 are reasonably clear-cut, even though the "unclear" one has ...
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Should unanswerable questions be downvoted

Should unanswerable questions be downvoted as these have no answer? For instance Can two people master the Elder Wand at one time?
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Wrong answers collection [closed]

I have recently noticed some answers that were plain out wrong to a subject matter expert, yet they were NOT downvoted. While review queue allows some chance of dealing with them, I see that ...
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Why down-voting results in negative reputation?

I recently down-voted an answer to this question that has abusive and inappropriate content and I got -1 reputation point for that. I don't care that much for the reputation points but I feel it is ...
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How can I get -8 for a single DV?

From my rep history today: -8| 1 hour ago| downvote| Does “Pacific Rim” have references/influences How is that possible? Usually if it was 4 DVs, it would show that it's 4 (and make it expandable). ...
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Flagging “Off-Topic” vs. Downvoting

I'm not sure if this is a trend on SciFi, but I know from experience on other Stack Exchange sites that users have a tendency of downvoting off-topic questions. While free downvotes on questions is ...
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Is there a point at which someone should start getting paranoid about serial downvoting?

Is there a point where someone can conclude that they are being serially down-voted without being an outright paranoid? Around 11am: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ -2; 21 mins ago; downvote; When did Eru interfere ...
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Should we have rules/guidelines for downvotes on duplicate questions?

Prelude: A downvote is supposed - metaphorically - to mean that: The poster did something bad/wrong, and needs to be sent a message to stop doing it The post is bad and needs to be signalled to the ...
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Why am I getting too many downvotes on my posts?

I am not a newbie at SE and SFF.SE. I know how and what to post here. But still, I am getting too many downvotes. Why? How to reduce that?