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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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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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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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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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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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Why are 'plausible magic' questions so poorly received?

Let's say I have a question such as the following: I want my race of fantasy avians to have a crest of beautiful, long, iridescent feathers. If I don't care how they came to be in the first place (...
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Mass simultaneous downvotes: What is the cause?

I happened to notice, that yesterday I received 20 simultaneous downvotes across 10 of my questions, all in the same minute. I am curious what could have caused this?
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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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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 ...