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Voting down answers because you don't like the question

MSE discussion of similar issues Similar issues have been raised on the main meta: How can we discourage people from answering bad questions? Should we? Should users be penalized for answering bad ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
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Why are all of my answers downvoted?

I haven't previously seen your answers and didn't downvote, but with a quick look it looks like a lot of your answers are strongly overlapping with existing answers and don't really add anything by ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
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Why are all of my answers downvoted?

To add to @BryanKrause's answer (to which I agree): Your posts are also of low quality relative to the expectations we have for answer posts on this site. See How do I write a good answer? in our ...
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Downvoting and recommending closure

Short answer: Yes, committing both actions is not only OK but preferable when appropriate. Voting of any kind should be made in the interest of maintaining a high-quality site of accurate and on-topic ...
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Voting down answers because you don't like the question

Personally, I have always adhered to the principle that answers can make the question and I've often given answers to downvoted questions because I found the question intriguing. However, there's a ...
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Why is my question about causation downvoted?

Why is my question about causation downvoted? Well, the comments under your question explain the downvotes (causation is difficult to establish oftentimes), but you can also see that these views are ...
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Should there be a limit of downvotes from one particular user?

Quoth WYSIWYG: Malevolent downvoting is not such a frequent phenomenon that SE has thought it is necessary to develop a proper mechanism to control it. Actually, that is completely untrue. There ...
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Downvoting and recommending closure

I don't see any reason why you can't do both. In general I reserve such a dual penalty only for the worst cases. When there is still hope, downvote and comment. If there is no hope for rescue, close ...
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Downvoting and recommending closure

Downvoting ensures that the question is eventually deleted automatically as abandoned/low intererest by the system if it is not edited in the meantime. Otherwise these closed and not answered ...
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Voting down answers because you don't like the question

I think there are many flavors of bad questions, and that the flavor of a question can affect the perception of its answers. I provided one of the (initially downvoted) answers to the linked question -...
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Why is this question on blood supply in tendon downvoted?

I believe I was the downvoter the previous time your question was posted. I downvoted because it was posted in the exact same format (copy and paste) to the previous versions of the question that were ...
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Should there be a limit of downvotes from one particular user?

I understand your concern about indiscriminate and malevolent downvoting but restricting the number of down/up-votes per person is not a good idea. In any case there is an upper limit on the number of ...
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