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About some criticisms against down-votes without explanations

I am worried about the attitude of some people who claim that down-voters must always explain the reason for down-voting or who criticize the users who vote down posts without explanations. (Here is ...
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When should I really flag or vote down?

Sorry if this has already been asked, I could not find an appropriate answer and I want to make sure that I understand these features. Question: what's the most correct way to use flags and down-...
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Conventions on downvoting

I have recently been reflecting on my voting patterns. The discussion on this answer suggests that different people have different views on downvoting. I thought it would be good to figure out what ...
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Afraid to disagree with a downvote?

I have a question that was downvoted without giving a reason. There's been a little activity and it seems to me like a legitimate question, but nobody has upvoted it (or if they have, somebody else ...
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What can I do against people downvoting out of spite?

In a recent weeks I received quite a few downvotes, unfortunately nearly all of them are gifted to my questions without even a single negative comment (If it was for answers I feeling that downvoter ...
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Why is my question downrated?

I've posted my first question here. It is about complexity which in my opinion falls into computer science. I can't figure out why did I get 4 downvotes and no answer. If it does not fit here, on ...
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