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Why is it ok to down vote facts?

A. Your facts are not always, actually, facts. Some of them are... interesting opinions. Some of them are wrong. B. Even when you're right, you're not always presenting your case in a way that's very ...
mattdm's user avatar
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Is systematically downvoting the posts of some person who downvoted you permitted?

No, it's not permitted, and those votes will be automatically reversed once detected. Give it 24 hours, then post here if this doesn't happen.
MikeW's user avatar
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Please stop downvoting perfectly good questions about actual photography

Agreed. This is not an opinion-based question, this is a question about the creative process. Which is subjective, but just as photography itself. Gear-related questions are boring, common all over ...
Aurélien Pierre's user avatar
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What’s up with all the DV?

I downvoted your answer to What's a concise "I'm not dangerous" phrase for a business card?. I was put off by the combination of 2 things: the sarcastic tone at the beginning, and ...
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What’s up with all the DV?

I think some of the downvotes on your questions may be due to the amount of information presented in your questions as fact that is incorrect. Most of those false assumptions could have been avoided ...
Michael C's user avatar
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Why is it ok to down vote facts?

Try backing up your "facts" with actual evidence and citations rather than asserting that you're correct and that everyone else is wrong. Part of the premise of this site is that people garner ...
Joanne C's user avatar
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5 votes

What’s up with all the DV?

I didn't downvote, but I specifically didn't upvote on a post where you refer to "the 'poor bugger' in a 3d world country". I'm not clear on what exactly you mean, but it seems disparaging, and that's ...
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Why is it ok to down vote facts?

I have read one of your downvoted answers: people are downvoting not the facts but your inaccurate usage of terms which warps the facts so that they do not look like facts anymore. Why is it ok to ...
Euri Pinhollow's user avatar
4 votes

Why is it ok to down vote facts?

I was reading your downvoted answers. The problem I think was specifically on the Crop-factor-Aperture relationship. Thoose are the statements that are not acurate.
Rafael's user avatar
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Can a new user downvote answers, and is that flagged as question activity?

marg's "answer" was a question asking for help installing Nik software. It was flagged as not-an-answer, and I deleted it. Regarding the downvote on your answer to the same question, it wasn'...
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Why is my answer downvoted while another answer I think is wrong upvoted?

Your answer was likely downvoted because it contained a broad rebuke of the use of p2p downloading for any reason. Because the question was specifically about darktable, "Do not use p2p/torrent ...
xiota's user avatar
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Why is my answer downvoted while another answer I think is wrong upvoted?

P2P/Torrents are sometimes used for legitimate downloads as well. You shouldn't pirate Lightroom, but if there is a download of the non-cracked installer on a P2P service, there's absolutely nothing ...
AJ Henderson's user avatar
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2 votes

What’s up with all the DV?

I took a look at some of your questions and answers. I can't speak to specifics, and I think that you're not going to get an answer there anyways, but from a more general perspective I think your ...
Joanne C's user avatar
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Why is my answer downvoted while another answer I think is wrong upvoted?

I didn't vote but your Do not use p2p/torrent to download LR software! did sound odd. Nothing wrong with P2P per se, even to download LR software if you have the license. If it's a warning that ...
xenoid's user avatar
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Why is my answer downvoted while another answer I think is wrong upvoted?

I'm not sure I understand your complaint. Your statement, that one should not use p2p software to download Darktable, is misleading and confusing. The other statement, that it's not illegal to ...
mattdm's user avatar
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Is it appropriate to downvote well-meaning, on-topic questions that don't fit the Stack Exchange format?

I think it would certainly help if we had an easier way to find and point others to any SE community guidelines regarding the appropriate reasons for downvoting a question. I don't tend to downvote ...
Michael C's user avatar
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1 vote

Can a new user downvote answers, and is that flagged as question activity?

Though this does not appear to be the case in this instance, it is possible for a user with editing privileges to edit an answer, remove their own previous upvote or downvote, then roll back the edit. ...
Michael C's user avatar
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Is it appropriate to downvote well-meaning, on-topic questions that don't fit the Stack Exchange format?

I've always assumed part of the downvoting was because there might be members who recognize that the question is off-topic or doesn't belong here, but don't have the 3k+ rep required to actually vote ...
inkista's user avatar
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Why is it ok to down vote facts?

The ability of users to downvote content is part of the system. The content itself has no influence on the existence of this ability.
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