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Help! I am being oppressed! Why do people keep downvoting my opinions?

People don't downvote you because they disagree that your opinion should be posted on this website, they disagree that any opinion should be posted on this website. Many people on this website will ...
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How to encourage unbiased discussion on this site?

It is understandable when some users do not believe that Donald Trump is a reliable source, because he has repeatedly been caught making false statements in the past. That does not mean that ...
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Someone is downvoting my answers here every day since about one month

It indeed appears that you are the victim of rather unusual downvoting activity. It appears that over the past month, someone downvoted exactly one post of yours per day. Among those downvoted posts ...
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Why is my question downvoted?

Let's start with the title. Simple arithmetic question The purpose of the title is to make a question recognizable. If someone else comes to the website with the exact same question, would they ...
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How to encourage unbiased discussion on this site?

Let me break this down as to where you went wrong and how you can get it right in the future Mexico paying for the wall by tariffs is not my invention, it's absolutely endorsed by the White House ...
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How to encourage unbiased discussion on this site?

Let's break down what you are claiming here: Unfortunately, some users are probably not aware of our rules. For instance, my answer received downvotes for no reason: Plenty of reasons were offered....
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Why did my question get so many downvotes?

I can't speak for all the downvotes, but I was one of them for a reason that came up several times in the comments and was pointed out in the answers: there is such a clear disconnect between your ...
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Why is the question about informed consent downvoted?

This is a type of question that tends to get downvotes. The structure is : The reason for a certain law is X Y and Z. But X Y and Z are not good reasons for this law Therefore this law is wrong. ...
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Someone is downvoting my answers here every day since about one month

This episode of targeted downvoting has now been resolved, and the offending votes invalidated. Thank you for bearing with us and the Community Management team while this was properly investigated.
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How to encourage unbiased discussion on this site?

Your issue is in assuming that citing the president, the white house or administration official sources count as "reliable sources". In fact, anything that the current american president has said is ...
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Why is my question downvoted?

There are people who have not downvoted but explained what they see wrong with the question. Yes, commenting is optional when you cast your (down-)vote; you can't force people to explain themselves. ...
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Why did my question get so many downvotes?

To add to the other two answers, I think the reason this question got such a negative response is that this question has been asked so many times, and people are just kind of annoyed at seeing it ...
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Why did my question get so many downvotes?

I'm not sure about the number of downvotes. Since questions about free speech come around more often and it considers a politicized issue (President Trump and social media), the downvoters may feel ...
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Why has my question been heavily downvoted?

One thing I noticed about your question is that it straight up tell us what the purpose of fluoridation is(dental benefits), and then goes on to ask what the real motivation behind it is. The ...
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Who is serial downvoting me on my Politics.SE birthday?

For serial (down)voting patterns like that the system will automatically undo it after a day or two. In the meantime, I'll see If there's anything I can do to investigate this, and see if there's any ...
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Why is one question about the Catalan referendum open and upvoted, and the other one is closed as off topic and downvoted?

First one is easily explained by the fact that the original down-voting and closing pertained to original, bad, version of that question, whose title wasn't the objective-ish answerable "plausible ...
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Are downvotes being counted the same as upvotes in the Reputation summary?

The +4 relates to the total amount of rep points obtained, not the number of votes; upvotes add 10 points while downvotes subtract 2. 10-3*2 = 4 Note that the Reputation box in the profile summary ...
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Tara Reade question and Politics.SE standards

(1) This topic seems clearly about the subject matter “politics”, so it seems to belong on this forum. I dispute this, and lament that more people seem to share your view than mine (and thus such ...
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How to not have my questions closed or downvoted?

Is there any correlation between gender inequality and women choosing making porn for a living? The question is fascinating, but off topic, as it's not really about politics. The data you are looking ...
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Someone is downvoting my answers here every day since about one month

I think this ought to be automatically caught, so I opened a request: Improve the detection of targetted downvoting (failed to catch someone downvoting a user almost daily for a month).
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Help! I am being oppressed! Why do people keep downvoting my opinions?

It seems highly unlikely that there there are not some people on Politics.SE who use downvotes, (and upvotes), to strategically promote and suppress opinions. Officially this is frowned upon, and can ...
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Can I see who downvotes my questions/answers?

Adding to @zaq's great answer, you seem to have received only three downvotes so far and two of them were cast even before you gained any reputation to lose. I know it's annoying and you want to ...
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