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Is it appropriate to downvote well-meaning, on-topic questions that don't fit the Stack Exchange format?

Case in point, Inspiring biographies of photographers, which asks: Just asking, also for future reference: Have you read any inspiring biographies on photographers? Which ones do you recommend?...
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Please stop downvoting perfectly good questions about actual photography

Arrrgh. How to decide whether a portrait should be in color or black and white? is short and has some degree of subjectivity, but it's worded well¹, is on-topic, and is perfectly answerable. Yet, it ...
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What’s up with all the DV?

However it seems that every post I write every answer I contribute gets quickly DV and my Q put on hold. I didn’t contribute till a few days ago, and had 100 by association, I if read my page ...
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Why is it ok to down vote facts?

I have make factual statements anyone can find doing the research themselves. However, I have also been down voted for making those factual statements, how is this in any way helpful or positive? I ...
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I downvoted an answer in error and would like to undo that. Can I, and how?

I downvoted an answer in error - due to my own misunderstanding of the question. I realised very quickly that I should undo my vote, but evidently not within the 5-minute window allowed for this. Is ...
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Macro shot Q - Why the downvotes?

I found it odd that this question Were the snowflake photos said to be taken with a compact camera + reversed SLR lens really taken that way? (which isn't mine) picked up a number of downvotes. And I'...
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Mass down vote apparently in retaliation - Inappropriate behaviour

I asked a question and got no answers, then I offered a bounty on my question and someone replied, but his answer was not good for me. I comment and explained why it was not good and then in return ...
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Do Meta Stack Overflow conventions apply in Meta Photo?

Comments attached to Deleting answers to questions indicate that there may be some confusion about what a downvote on a meta post means. On Meta Stack Overflow a downvote generally indicates ...
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Why reputation decreased by 1 on down-vote?

Lately I noticed, when I downvote a answer(Which according to me is poor) my reputation is reduced by 1. Is this a standard procedure or something wrong with my downvotes?
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How should I respond to someone says “Did you down vote me”?

What is the proper response to someone who says "Did you down vote me?". I know I'm supposed to write a comment when I down vote anyone, but I don't know how should I respond to the down vote ...
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Downvotes. Why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it poor ettiquette to downvote without leaving a comment? People are getting down-votes on their posts and there is no explanation. Nobody learns from this. This hasn't ...
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We're a small community who needs lots more regulars, let's go easy on the downvoting…

Sigh I don't know if this is a question as much as it is a comment... Sadly I suspect that those who will take the time to read my comment (e.g. those of us that check out Meta) are probably not ...