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Any way to combat abuse of downvotes?

I recently had a moderator edit one of my posts, but the edit only changed a couple nit picky stylistic things and added nothing substantive. As a result, I rolled back the edit. Shortly thereafter, ...
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Why is voting to close a question not possible after retracting?

I voted to close a question because the question was "Unclear what you are asking". The question has been edited and it was not unclear anymore, but it was now very clearly off-topic. So I retracted ...
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Winning 8 points on answer without up or downvotes?

I just received 8 points for the following answer : How to reset a QGIs toolbar. Apart the fact it was not my best answer on GIS SE (just answering with what was in comments) , i'm surprised I got 8 ...
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Encouraging answerers to upvote question they are answering?

I have been noticing more and more that users are answering questions that have no up-votes. The most recent occurrence is for the question found at Creating queries to select by attribute with arcpy. ...
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Changed my mind on a vote for a thread, do I get that vote added for the total of the day?

I've tried searching for something similar on the Meta, I wasn't able to locate anything. My question is if I were to "retract" a vote from a thread that I previously voted on, does that vote now ...
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Self-voting question to be closed?

I was reviewing some of my older questions here in GIS Stack Exchange. I found some of them to be off-topic due to new version of software (e.g. error-using-grass-v-net) or for being not-reproducible (...
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Downvoting, when is it appropriate?

I've been a long time user of GIS stack. Until recently it always seemed that questions were treated with a relative level of fairness. Questions that were (probably not) written in a clear way were ...
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Using historical lock on particular highly upvoted community wiki question that would be closed if asked today?

Our most highly upvoted question on Main is What Makes a Map Beautiful? and it has previously been discussed in two questions here on Meta: Should older questions not meeting current standards be ...
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How to get answer for my question immediately

I post my question two days back and i have not yet received the required answer for that. Now what can i do to get the answer for my question soon? And also i don't know whether my question has been ...
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What happens to votes on GIS Stack Exchange when user removed? [duplicate]

I am specifically interested in the case when a 2000+ reputation user chooses to delete their own account, but equally happy to receive Answers dealing with broader examples. In a Question posed to ...
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Change vote dropping criteria when a user account is deleted

Please, lower the (unknown) reputation threshold for holding the votes on the site, when a user account is removed. Also, I suggest to include a minimum threshold for number of votes a user has cast ...
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Is it possible to accelerate the update of users's tab on GIS Meta

Let's take as an example the tab voters filtered per week. There are zero voters this week and surely this is not true. This way it looks nobody is participating and might cause a bad impression. ...
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Should any answer that is helpful to get the solution of the question, get an up vote?

I'm just wondering, there are some answers those are accepted as an answer but gets no upvote. I thought, any answer that is helpful to get the solution of the question, should get a up vote. Am I ...
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Are we closing questions too quickly?

I have been seeing an unfortunate trend lately. Quite a lot of questions get a closing question quite quickly. For example this question by George was just 1 hour old, when there was 1 close vote for ...
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Should there be a grace period before downvoting questions from a new user?

During GIS.se's beta/post-launch, I was a believer of the a 24-hours grace period for bad questions from new users so that new users weren't immediately discouraged from participating in the GIS.se. ...
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Why are there so many question with no votes but with answers that have upvotes?

Example (at the time I'm posting this question, the question below has 0 votes): Setting IActiveView extent? And maybe the example above isn't the best example, but I see this happening a lot with ...
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Undo-ing vote to close?

I voted to close Finding boundary co-ordinates from given set of point co-ordinates? But now have been convinced otherwise. However I don't see a way to undo a vote to close.