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Is revenge voting against the rules or just unhelpful?

Is revenge voting against the rules or just unhelpful? I suspect I am e.g. here. It's fine, I'm not pushing for a ban, at all. It's just that I've put a lot of time into the site, and have put up ...
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Should people be down-voting questions that incorporate an assumption they disagree with on philosophy SE

I'm guessing that's why this question was down-voted. The down-voter disagreed with the opinion expressed in it. Acute or chronic suffering and pain: does anyone talk about their difference? But, in ...
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Should downvotes have explanations?

Firstly I know this is beating a dead horse. I'm not even going to link all the previous discussions. They are easy to find. But I would draw attention to a scenario presented to me by this: https://...
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Peak down-voting insanity?

I have been on a number of stackexchange sites, and the level of down-voting (and reluctance to up-vote) on philosophy.SE is just bonkers. Recently I received a down-vote on an answer to a question ...
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Why am I not being notified of downvotes on philosophy.meta.stackexchange

Why am I not being notified of downvotes on philosophy.meta.stackexchange? Can I lose question privileges due to these downvotes? Are too many questions being closed because of how they are phrased? ...
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Is voting being underutilized?

Compared with other SE boards, there seems to be somewhat of a deficient use of voting on both questions and answers. Is this accurate? Are there any available statistics to do this comparison ...
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Quit voting the person who asks the question

This question, which inludes some nice trivia (i.e. is clearly researched), is clear, and could even prompt some interesting replies, got downvoted, with no explanation. This question about ...
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Is there any way to check the system for cheating (for votes casting)

I wonder if there is any procedure to find and prohibit ways of potential "cheating" or system abuse. I see answers that collect (50+) votes when the average amount of votes in this site rarely goes ...
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Can we downvote for close reasons? Vice versa?

I was somewhat annoyed that this question seems to have gotten a downvote for reasons which are included in the close option. specifically, for being too broad. Are those sorts of downvotes suitable? ...
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Serial voting reversed

I've had this message before in the recent achievments reputation... box. I'm guessing that it's because someone has more than one account with philosophy stackexchange?
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why did I get a +1 but nothing evident?

on my mobile I see I got a +1 yesterday. I looked at the question / answer and saw nothing different than the day before. ??? just curious.
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6-8 people dislike the question within 2 hours: why?

Can a question be bullshit? anyone at all want to say why this question is so bad? Obviously enough people have read and disliked it for someone to answer. I don't see what's unclear about it, ...
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Is over conformity an issue on philosophy stackexchange?

Is over conformity an issue on philosophy stackexchange? I think so, that people are downvoting because that's not what they want to see on the site, rather than poor research. Almost nothing I ask ...
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Updating Philosophy.SE practices to allow for Rebuttals and edits

I would like to offer a suggestion to improve the Standard Practices for administration of the Philosophy.SE. I see that it is not irregular for hasty down-votes and closes, and that this is causing ...
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Downvotes for asking a question you didn't mean to ask [closed]

I just wondered if I was getting downvotes and close votes for (IMHO the entirely spurious) reason that surely that's not the right question. Is this a valid reason for the vote? The question you ...
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I've added a simple tag

Meant for questions that should be easily understandable by all speakers of a language used. I've asked a question I think fits it. My hope is that it will be used for keeping both questions and ...
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Is no one here doing philosophy. Really? [duplicate]

I think it makes no sense to say that no one is doing philosophy here, I think it is hypocritical. How can you talk about philosophy without "doing" it? I think that there should be more weight on ...
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Isn't everything helpful - except it isn't?

To me voting is a part of moderation, in that it separates good answers/question from not so good ones. Also it increases the helpfulness of this site: Without advocating a consensus-theory of truth, ...
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What's the point of cloasing or putting a question on hold

Shouldn't a question only be put on hold or be closed after a certain amount of downvotes, not a gorup of people deciding to close the question?
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Vote to close vs. Downvote?

Something that just occurred to me is that I'm not sure when a vote to close a question should be used as opposed to a downvote. It seems that every case where I would downvote (the question is vague ...
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Should we explain downvotes?

I know that downvotes are anonymous, but I wonder if it would be good practice for people who downvote questions or answers to provide some explanation or suggestions for improvement? I ask because ...
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Vote early, Vote often

I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually unsolicited advice, based on our experience from the initial ...