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After a question was recently closed the poster of said question started downvoting posts of everybody participating in the closure of his question. Is such behavior considered appropriate? No, it's not. Report it (like you did with this thread), and the mods will take a look. It's been a while, but I recall there being a suspension category for this kind ...


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This question really is not useful as-is, not to the community, and not even to yourself. You are essentially asking us to choose a load balancing and/or high availability solution for your service, without providing any information about the service, and quite possibly without even having built a prototype of the service! This is not going to work. Every ...


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You received TWO downvotes. One on a question and one on an answer. You also received an upvote on one of those same posts. This isn't a pattern and you're up 1 reputation net. As for getting mod's attention, there's a "Flag" button next to every single post (both questions and answers) and every comment on the site. That's the best way to get a hold of a ...


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You stuck your head above the parapet and were found wanting now people are reviewing your earlier works for similarly incorrect answers. Moderators have no control over or knowledge of the way that people vote. People are free to vote as they please. There are checks in place to ensure that any serial {up,down}voting that takes place is automagically ...


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It is a feature. Upvote is approval. No vote neutral. Downvote is disapproval. This gives an overall sense of how the Server Fault community and the wider Stack Exchange users feel about a particular candidate.


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Voting is anonymous and should stay that way. Requiring a comment would prevent this, so this an extremely undesirable feature in my view.


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I never see anyone complaining when they receive an up-vote without an explicit explanation... As Iain is fond of saying: "No one who needs to, reads anything least of all documentation." Many first time posters skip actually reading the the site introduction and the how to ask pages and that is unlikely to change. In that light a mandatory/automatic ...


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I already commented on your question, and I'm not one of the downvoters. While I think the question is written reasonable (and thus should not be downvoted IMHO), I do believe that the question should be closed, because it is way too broad. We don't know your exact scenario. Any one of the solutions you posted can be used. Free service / money constraint? ...


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The research the community asks of you is the research to answer your question, not to ask it. I freely accept that you've done enough research to find out what load-balancing options are generally available, but if you hadn't done that I suspect the question would look like "I need to know about load balancers, please help me" and would already have been ...


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You can wait 24H if a serial downvoter. Each day a script run and the action would be removed and the user that did it will have a flag. If after 24/48H the action was not undone you can privately contact the support, support@stackexchange.com, or use the contact us at the bottom of the page. Explain the situation and they will be able to correctly see ...


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The tooltip, when you hover over the downvote arrow, says "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful". That's the closest you'll get to an authoritative answer as to why anyone downvoted a question or answer, absent a comment from a downvoter. My thoughts on why I might downvote them, if I were in that sort of mood: "do ...


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The point value of a downvote is negligible compared to the rep increases you'll get through normal use of the site. There's been commentary throughout the life of the Exchange on how to get rid of downvotes, but they're an important part of how the site works, as a method of easy communication. Also, the point system exists to incentivize usage that aligns ...


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To add to Iain's answer, to make it to the second Election round, I believe the candidate needs to have a positive net vote count. That is, more people approve than disapprove of the candidate.


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