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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 downvote any question or answer which is one-sided and opinionated even when they completely agree with the opinion. The reason is that such contributions do ...


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This was an automatic question block made by the Stack Exchange algorithm. The details of the algorithm aren't public (we moderators don't know them either). But it usually seems to get triggered when most of the questions of a user got a negative voting scores. This includes questions which got deleted, apparently regardless of whether the question was ...


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The answer has received 6 upvotes and 9 downvotes. Each upvote earned you 10 reputation points, which means you gained a total of 60 points. Each downvote cost you 2 points, which means you lost a total of 18 points. 60 - 18 = 42


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I remember reading somewhere on Meta (not sure which site), that the question rate should (I know there may be exceptions) be steadily above a certain threshold (Area51 lists 10+). Basing myself on data from the site-analytics (5K+ rep), this year we had 34 days during which 10 or more questions were asked and 63 days with fewer than 10 questions asked. ...


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Are you insinuating that this site is none of the business of un-Americans? I am German and they elected me moderator. The runner-up candidate was Ukrainian. So by empiric evidence, no, there doesn't appear to be hostility against non us-americans on this website. So why were your two questions received so negatively? First of all, let's look at the first ...


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A desire for revenge is not tolerated on this site, @guest271314. Instead of focusing oneself on hurting other users who voted to close posts, one should see if these posts can be improved. Other than this, Use the Force, Luke: A simple Stack Exchange API query returns a list of Closed Questions originated by a certain User. Further playing with the ...


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The question was initially not up to our quality standards. It even gathered two close-votes, one for unclear and one for promote or discredit a specific political cause. But fortunately a well-respected user gave the question a rewrite. They rephrased the question to ask just one question, and made it sound less opinionated and more neutral. Unfortunately ...


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Moderators cannot invalidate votes. This can happen either by an automated process or by a Stack Exchange employee. You may find more details in the help centre. In this instance, I noticed that you had received an inordinate amount of upvotes from a new-ish account. Investigating further, I found two more accounts that seemed to exist primarily to upvote ...


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Presidential impeachment in the United States is currently a topic which receives a lot of public attention. So it is obvious that people have a lot of questions about it and come to this site to seek answers. But we do of course want to keep the site clean of political leanings and make it a neutral source of information. If you see any questions you ...


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Unless this takes a lot of work on the part of the moderators, I'd leave it as is. While in beta we have many users that can vote to close. Furthermore, once a troll is known it seems a few down votes does the trick when the question is asked by a known troll, at least I think that's what happened here. As of yet, I don't think banning questions from ...


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So here's how we're gonna do this: I've deleted all of the comments on that answer save for the one that directs folks to the chat room. Since you and others - and especially you - couldn't keep your commentary civil and focused on the answer, further comments may be unceremoniously deleted. If you have anything relevant to say, bring it to chat. Otherwise,...


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55 people have commented on that question, and it became a side-discussion. As some of you are aware, I delete what looks like side discussins. The first handful of comments seemed to be asking for clarification on that answer, or were responding to comments asking for clarification, so I left them be. Also, in case you're curious about how to handle ...


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I can understand why it's deleted. Even if an answer kinda sorta answers the question, if its main focus is to speak at length about some other issue that's tangentially related to the question, then I usually don't consider it to be an answer. It's more of a blog post (or as some people say, "rant") masquerading as an answer. The question was asking why ...


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First, What you're asking for changes to things that are the same throughout SE. Meta.StackExchange.com would be a better place to propose such changes. The mods here can't adjust how many points you lose when you downvote. Second We don't really have a problem here with downvoting too much. If anything, the most common voting-related result of bias ...


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But when I vote to close and select "Should be migrated" as the reason, my only choice is Politics.Meta. Stack Exchange's policy is not to offer predefined migration paths to beta sites. If you're 100% sure the question belongs on Philosophy Stack Exchange, use a custom moderator flag; ♦ moderators can migrate questions to anywhere in the network (...


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At present, it seems that graduation is broken There hasn't really been a comprehensive solution regarding how this would work juggling ~173 sites, much less deciding which sites would be eligible and when/how it actually gets done. So efforts to handle each request one site at a time have been caught up in indecision, confusion, and a growing back log… ...


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Any question that is downvoted to -4 or worse is automatically hidden from the front page, with the assumption being that the question is low-quality and therefore should be hidden. This is an automated process and not something the moderators have any control over. I'm not going to go into why you may have been downvoted - having read through your ...


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I've done this temporarily. What that means depends on how long it takes. I'll probably re-enable anonymous participation when I'm confident that we've got this situation under control.


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the question, How could Trump leave office?, is not opinion based at all. It is asking what legal processes are available to remove a president. It is a question about civic law, which in the United States is explicitly defined. It might be complex enough that people could come to different conclusions about the law, but it is a subject matter that is ...


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While this is on Meta.SO, it's really good advice for the LQP in general across SE SO is a bit more objective in this, while Politics is a bit more subjective. My general view is the same, however Does the answer at least attempt to answer the question? This review is a prime example of an answer that doesn't answer the question (the user doesn't even ...


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There are two ways to cast close votes on a question (for users with sufficient privileges, of course): via the review queue by clicking on "close" below the question itself The close-votes cast via these two methods are added. But only those cast via the review queue appear in the review history. Those cast on the question itself do not.


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Stack Exchange is a collaborative website. Users are encouraged to edit each other's content. When you post something on Stack Exchange, you do not have final say about it. This especially applies to tags. Tags are meta-information which is supposed to help to organize the website and help people to find questions they are interested in. They are not a ...


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The comment provides valid criticism to the first part of the answer, about Bill Clinton's associate. That part is a bit speculative and does not answer the question. The question asks about presidents, specifically. If that wasn't the case, it would probably get closed as either too broad or primarily opinion-based. The comment may not provide explicit ...


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Welcome to Politics Stack Exchange. We handle "Primarily Opinion-Based" very strictly here, maybe even stricter than on most other Stack Exchange sites. The reason is that we do not want to be a platform for ideas, opinions and political activism. Our idea of a politics Q&A site is a place where we can learn and teach how politics and political ...


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I think you're conflating the Russian social media campaigns of 2016 with general speech. In the case of those ads The ads were not meant as political discourse They were deliberately inflammatory In this case we have something different. A user has put a political endorsement in their profile That is the political speech of that user Unprovable to be ...


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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 problem with that is that even if there is some hidden motivation behind it, then we, by definition, don't have sufficient proof of the motivation, and therefore ...


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If you were a little less stubborn, you might have had a better result. For instance: If you had made a revision specifically regarding what you thought were the important parts, instead of rolling back the whole edit, AND if you had included a reason why it was important, you might have fared a bit better. As a disclaimer, It still wouldn't be ...


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