8 votes
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Reputation expenditure in reviews

You will get back the reputation once the answer is deleted (either by a moderator or the user), so if you are 100% sure that the answer is inappropriate then you can go ahead and downvote, there will ...
Bence Kaulics's user avatar
7 votes

My great question is downvoted and wrong answered

What should i do? You should move on. Your questions are being downvoted because of your rants and unprofessional comments, not because of some conspiracy or: (from your prior comments) ...
Blair Fonville's user avatar
7 votes
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I downvoted an answer today and that downvote shows to have deducted my reputation by 1. Why?

Another way to look at it is, once you've earned a few hundred reputation points, you can spend those hard-earned points moving bad answers down. Downvoting bad questions is free, but downvoting a ...
MarkU's user avatar
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6 votes

Specifics of downvotes

I didn't see that question originally. Now that I have, I have downvoted it for the terribly out of focus pictures. Those are volunteer abuse. Think about it. Would you hand in homework like this? ...
Olin Lathrop's user avatar
6 votes

Specifics of downvotes

Yes, it is frustrating to receive downvotes with no corresponding critique. However, voting in general is anonymous for good reasons, so commenting is strictly voluntary. This has been debated many ...
Dave Tweed's user avatar
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5 votes

How to improve question

The question shows no evidence of your research, has no context on why this is even a problem worth solving, and reads rather like a demand that we invent a perpetual motion machine for you. If a ...
Sean Houlihane's user avatar
5 votes

How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

The original question (the second one in your list) hit the HNQ and tickled the funnybone of a large number of outside visitors, who proceeded to upvote it and the answers. That does NOT mean that it ...
Dave Tweed's user avatar
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5 votes

Can I change the components in my question from BJTs to FETs?

That question has answers which are in the context of BJTs. If you change the existing question from BJTs to FETs, then the existing questions would loose context. That wouldn't be good. Here's ...
Nick Alexeev's user avatar
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5 votes

Constantly downvoting with no reason

This is a community-moderated platform. As such, people will do all sorts of things without explanation. It's the nature of the beast. As for the specific instances you mention, I can't help but ...
Scott Seidman's user avatar
4 votes

Constantly downvoting with no reason

A better thing to do is flag the question for moderator attention if you think there is a pattern of downvoting. Out of the last 5 questions that you posted only 2 have downvotes and one of those ...
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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4 votes
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What's our policy regarding safety related issues without engineering context?

My view is that asking about concepts of electrical engineering are on-topic. For example, one could ask how a capacitor functions, with no other context. It should be on-topic as a means to cover ...
JYelton's user avatar
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4 votes

Is it absurd to downvote questions that don't provide important details or circuit diagrams?

Downvote, vote to close, and move on. The system will take care of the rest.
Matt Young's user avatar
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4 votes

How many votes against one person before votes are reviewed?

Revenge down-voting is not ok and looking at your account I agree this is what's been happening. otably, after tossing out 3 revenge down-votes against the same user, there's some automatic protection ...
Lundin's user avatar
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4 votes

How to improve question

If you'd like an answer, do your research, show us where you got stuck in your research, and ask specific questions.
Scott Seidman's user avatar
4 votes

Reputation expenditure in reviews

We generally suggest that any downvote should be accompanied by a comment explaining what the issue is. If you're concerned about the cost of a downvote, just leave the comment. Moderator flags ...
Dave Tweed's user avatar
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3 votes

Reputation expenditure in reviews

This costs me reputation and I am not yet at a level where I can do this without thinking of the cost. That's the entire point. It pushes you to think about the consequences. Doing reviews ...
Passerby's user avatar
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3 votes
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I've got a '-15' in achievements drop-down but can't see why in thread

Silent rep changes. Some events, when done quickly enough after the initial event, will just be silently adjusted, removing both events. If enough time passes (I think 1 UTC day), it will no longer ...
Passerby's user avatar
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3 votes

Why are so many questions getting down voted?

Why are so many questions getting down voted? The main reason for many downvoted questions is that the question shows lack of research. For instance, read this page: How do I ask a good question?. I ...
Andy aka's user avatar
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3 votes

How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

As Dave mentioned, the first question hit the HNQ and received a lot of off-site attention. There's definitely a very real safety aspect about it, and it's not asking a ridiculous scenario. The ...
W5VO's user avatar
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2 votes

Why are so many questions getting down voted?

I will add that I sometimes downvote questions based on the "unclear" aspect of the downvote tooltip. ("It is unclear or not useful.") I edit a lot of questions to fix basic ...
JYelton's user avatar
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2 votes

Is it absurd to downvote questions that don't provide important details or circuit diagrams?

If you don't like it, then downvote, that's why we have a system. (You should also be upvoting also to participate in the community). You should downvote if you don't feel the question follows the ...
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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2 votes

I downvoted an answer today and that downvote shows to have deducted my reputation by 1. Why?

That's the way the system works. Read the rules, then get over it.
Olin Lathrop's user avatar
2 votes

How many votes against one person before votes are reviewed?

I don't think the exact number of votes is published, or at least the moderators generally doesn't discuss details. It will just cause downvoters to plan their actions and game the system. According ...
pipe's user avatar
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2 votes

Downvoting questions or answers

That flowchart is just terrible. If I read it correctly, it tells me to leave an outright wrong answer up-voted for days, letting other people think it is correct. One key difference between EE and e....
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar
1 vote

How to improve question

Don't put too much stock in the exact close reason. The system only has a few canned close reasons. It is possible to chose "other" and then write your own reason, but that's not worth the bother in ...
Olin Lathrop's user avatar
1 vote

Disallow anonymous downvoting?

We already have a shift in balance between upvotes and downvotes because the latter cost reputation. Disallowing anonymous downvoting would shift it even more, to the point where almost every answer ...
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar

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