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What to do if your question gets downvotes for something irrelevant and answers that don't answer the question?

My most recent question asks what procedures would be undertaken after a large island is discovered and explored by scientists. The question has since recieved 2 downvotes, and neither of the ...
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To what extent should my personal failure to suspend my disbelief justify a downvote?

I recently posted How to prevent Wikipedia's desire for donations in Bitcoins from enslaving the world. I was surprised that the upvote-vs-downvote ratio is 50%. I've never seen that before. So ...
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Please help me understand these downvotes

I answered this question: Synthesizing fuels with excess energy and received a downvote. I asked in comments why and got a response that demonstrated the poster did not understand my answer. I have ...
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Flags and close votes are not super downvotes

I've been seeing a pattern of behavior lately that's becoming a little worrying... It looks an awful lot like people are casting flags and close votes on questions and answers that they simply don't ...
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Why the downvotes? [closed]

The Centaur--Let's Get Real, Shall We? So basically, knowing all this. Can somebody tell me why my answer is at -2, even against the fact, that it highlighted few other problems, and offered a ...
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Drive-By downvotes and Do we take things a bit too seriously?

I'm giving this link as an example of what I am about to (maybe) rant about: Super-generic Fantasy World: The problem with Murder Hobos It has been downvoted several times as has my answer to it. In ...
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Don't argue with comments on down and close votes, please

As shown in comments section under Enforcing mandatory comment when downvoting people don't like to comment on downvotes because it is not productive. If someone comments on down or close vote, do ...
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Enforcing mandatory comment when downvoting

I am really bored of seing questions downvoted with no comments left. I can understand a question might not be clear, but if no comment is left for the OP to improve it, what's the point of ...
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Should I downvote a question that I am also voting to close or put on hold?

Sometimes I see a question that might have potential, but in the current wording is a question that should be voted closed/on hold. Should I downvote the question in addition to casting a close vote? ...
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Why is this disliked?

I do not entirely get why my question is being downvoted so heavily. I looked in the most popular answer and by the looks of it, they're placing their opinions on top of mine instead of properly ...
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What to do if you accidentally downvote something you did not want to downvote?

User laziness at the best: I was browsing one question here on worldbuilding on my mobile device. As I scroll, I accidentally put my finger on "downvote" arrow, causing vote down on one of provided ...
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Is this a case of vote fraud?

I noticed that this question: Given present-day Earth as we know it, how could I fake a radio transmission as coming from a distant star? Had a downvote on every answer that seemed to be applied in a ...
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Why is “What would it take to rename the planet?” being downvoted so heavily?

We have a question on the main site titled What would it take to rename the planet? which is currently at: 0 upvotes 7 downvotes 3 close votes (all as primarily opinion-based) 0 explanationary ...
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Why the down-votes?

This question about repulsive black holes has been heavily down-voted. Just in case those reading this might have joined in on this, I'd like to make a pitch for not doing it. The OP doesn't ...
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Unwilling to downvote

I often find myself leaving a constructive comment on a bad answer with ways to make it suited for the topics of this site rather than downvoting it because that costs me rep. Therefore, I leave it to ...
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Why do people downvote but refrain from commenting the reason? [duplicate]

I am a beginner to this stack exchange and I am holding account in 21 sites of stack exchange. I ask a question, I get positive comments and a valid answer . With that am offered with down-votes too ...
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Why are people downvoting questions that needs to be migrated?

We have some good questions that are off-topic on the Worldbuilding Stack Exchange, that have been closed because of this and are awaiting migration. I just don't understand why people are downvoting ...
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Why was my post downvoted?

What are the most common reasons for downvoting a post on this site? What can I do to avoid being downvoted, and what can I do to improve my already-downvoted post?
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Where are the downvotes?

It seems we have a problem. Specifically, a downvoting problem. Early in the private beta, I asked Should this be a high-voting site? which received (relatively speaking) massive community support. A ...
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Should I downvote an answer I disagree with even if the answer is appropriate?

There is an answer on What would be the fastest way to end hostilities with the USA (without surrendering) for a superpowered being?. I disagree with the answer. Specifically, the question says that ...