Questions tagged [down-votes]

This tag is for questions specific to down-votes, the community's way of telling peers that their content can be improved. Down-votes on meta site have different meanings.

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I don't understand the negative feedback on my question

I don't understand the negative feedback on my question Library to uniformly present runtime errors, exceptions, and login errors exceptions Can anyone help me improve the post, without going out of ...
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Is a memory leak and a lack of concurrent safety enough to make code unreviewable?

There is this question which has one close vote and three down-votes. The only comments are The code is broken because it doesn't deallocate memory (and because it uses a global variable although ...
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Reviewing non-working code when author thinks it's working?

I came across a pretty simple question where the author explicitly states: The function returns the correct output, and all known edge cases have been accounted for. I took this at face value and ...
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Why is my self answer being downvoted?

I have shown that my code works. I have corrected people that they were wrong when they said my code does not create valid Sudoku. I'm awaiting valid reasons why my answer is being downvoted. If you ...
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Why am I getting downvotes for not working code when it's working code?

I've become a little frustrated with Code Review. They said my code does not output a valid Sudoku when it in fact does. Is it that people are confused of my code and don't realize that it's in fact ...
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Why is my SPOJ question receiving downvotes?

SPOJ- CPP: Gap in output What is the purpose of so many downvotes? And what does it mean that the code should be "embedded directly"?
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Why is my second “Form maximum date/time from some digits” question being down voted?

My question here is getting down votes: Code Vita 7: Form the maximum possible date time in the MM/DD HH:MM format using any eight of twelve given single digits which is a follow up to my previous ...
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Feedback about downvote on “Extending IPrincipal.IsInRole()”

I have a question about my Code Review Stack Exchange post: Extending IPrincipal.IsInRole() I got a downvote, I can understand that, it's my first post here but not my first SE site. The high rep ...
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Is the “I downvoted because…” site something that is useful here?

When we have a bad question, pasting one of the appropriate questions from this site may help, specifically this in a comment.
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What is the reason for the downvotes on my answer to “Country Guessing Game”?

I feel like I have a scenario like this, but recently I gave an answer which received a down-vote, as did one other answer to the same question, and then mine got a second down-vote, yet there were no ...
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Downvotes on an answer which answers the question

I answered a question, followed the rules, then it gets downvoted and two other answers which are pretty much the same (you decide) don't. I feel the loss of the points. I think one of the downvoters ...
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Is it really necessary to explain trivial answers? [closed]

OP: How do I rewrite x = a + 1 + b - 1? Me: x = a + b. Community: hey, you didn't explain how you did that! Take 5 downvotes! Me:...
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Am I misunderstanding the basis for Code Review?

I posted a question that seems to have gotten some commentless downvotes. Fetching a set of event IDs from a database based on a set of company IDs Keeping it meta, did I misunderstand something ...
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Downvoting trivial answers

I think the most important question when reading an answer is: Will this answer make the code better? If the answer is yes!, that merits an upvote. But if the answer is meh??, I think the answer needs ...
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Negativity specific to CR [closed]

First of all, some simple statistics. codereview.stackexchange.com 26490 - questions asked 345 - rated negatively 1.3% (negative of the total) tex.stackexchange....
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Will a question be downvoted for poor code?

I am kind of new to Code Review SE (I only have two questions), and am trying to understand the site. I recently came across this question with three downvotes. For the most part, It seems that it is ...
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What are grounds for a down vote?

Note: This question is not intended to be opinion-based, it's intended for clarification of what is "allowed" (I know there are no rules) as a reason for down-voting. A complete question has these ...
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Two unexplained downvotes on “Triangled printing” question

Some time ago a posted a simple Python script: Triangled printing. It contained an example of the desired output, worked and was in my opinion fully on-topic. It still got two down votes, so what was ...
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Down Voting Discussion

I am going to link Vote Early, Vote Often because this question/discussion has a lot to do with the whole voting scenario. The question: do you think we have a problem with people not down voting for ...
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What can I do if someone is downvoting my answers without explanation?

Getting a downvote now and then isn't a problem, but what if someone is downvoting answers without explanation and it seems it is just for the sake of downvoting? I got three downvotes on answers ...