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Questions tagged [down-votes]

the question you are asking is designed to help this community use the down vote privilege wisely and effectively, to improve the quality of the questions and answers on the site, without being unnecessarily punitive, and discouraging participation and learning.

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Encouraging commenting before down voting

I have seen several examples this week of new users' questions getting down-voted without any explanation in the comments, as happened in this case. I find this upsetting, particularly when the ...
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Vote down or delete low quality content?

Several answers are of very low quality or some only include links. I often see users are flagging them for beeing low quality. There are basicly three things I can do as a moderator: leave a ...