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We need to downvote more

At the risk of challenging some well established SOP's, I have found the following: 1) "Who screens these calls, anyway?"(From CarTalk) At the initial input level we are reminding 1st time and new ...
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7 votes

Marking answers down

This has been brought up many times and discussed ad nauseam at various times on every SE site. I understand why it comes up, as do the folks at SE (the commercial entity behind the QnA engine this ...
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What level of downvotes would constitue serial downvoting?

According to the help center: When a single user continually votes (up or down) on many of your posts within a short period of time, the system considers these votes to be invalid and removes them. ...
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6 votes

Users ask one question, then leave

The "answer selection process" has two parts. One part is only ever controlled by the asked of the original question when they select which answer they perceive as helping the most. The other part is ...
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Accepted

A day after earing 'electorate' badge(600 votes cast), profile page still shows total votes as 594

Votes are occasionally reversed due to detection of anomalous voting patterns by the automated SE system (at 0300 UTC daily). This explains the discrepancy between your total votes cast (600) and the ...
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3 votes

Users ask one question, then leave

Unfortunately no, to my knowledge. The good news is that voting will help distinguish answers' usefulness and thus serve to help distinguish the best answers. Even though no answer may be accepted, ...
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What level of downvotes would constitue serial downvoting?

One answer was downvoted by 4 separate individuals, so this could not have been part of the serial downvoting. You had 6 reputation returned to you for 3 out of 5 of the other answers which were ...
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