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Downvotes on an answer which answers the question

Voting (in either direction) is a very subjective and personal thing. As you've mentioned, you've already had a comment on your answer explaining where one person feels your answer is lacking. ...
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Is it really necessary to explain trivial answers?

Your example of x = a + 1 + b - 1 is a bit disingenuous. As on the main site, we should be discussing real code rather than hypothetical examples. I see from your ...
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What is the reason for the downvotes on my answer to "Country Guessing Game"?

I didn't downvote, and I can't say that these are the reasons for your downvotes, but I can critique your answer anyway. You made two main points: Random-number generation. You correctly spotted a ...
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Why is my self answer being downvoted?

Sorry that you're feeling that your answer is not appreciated, but looking through it, I can understand why it has been downvoted.... your answer does not review your code, it just presents an ...
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Is a memory leak and a lack of concurrent safety enough to make code unreviewable?

Indeed neither memory issues or concurrency should be a reason for closing a questions. Seems like someone is a bit trigger-happy on the close vote. (And possibly down-vote trigger-happy as well). ...
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Reviewing non-working code when author thinks it's working?

If we take a look at https://codereview.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic we see To the best of my knowledge, does the code work as intended? if the OP answered this for him/her-self with yes, then the ...
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Is it really necessary to explain trivial answers?

Stack Overflow is about solving a problem. A question, an answer. "Try this {code dump}" are somewhat frequent and often acceptable SO answers, especially when trivial. Code Review is about reviewing ...
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Downvotes on an answer which answers the question

Let me give this specific-answer question a specific answer. You say your answer isn't notably different from the other answers. Let's check that against the "facts". For context: Here's my ...
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Reviewing non-working code when author thinks it's working?

Unfortunately, your question is based on a faulty premise. The code to be reviewed consists of a makeBst() function with one test case. That test case produces ...
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I don't understand the negative feedback on my question

Currently your question has a score of +0/-3, and there is one close vote against your question for our Authorship of Code close reason: Authorship of code: Since Code Review is a community where ...
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Why am I getting downvotes for not working code when it's working code?

Questions can be on-topic and still attract downvotes. The general rule for downvotes is to cast them when: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful That's the ...
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Why is my second "Form maximum date/time from some digits" question being down voted?

I can think of one reason why I would downvote it. It's always a good idea to summarize the changes you've implemented in the follow-up. This way people looking at it instantly know what to expect ...
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Why is my SPOJ question receiving downvotes?

And what does it mean that the code should be "embedded directly"? Both your code and the challenge description should be included in the question itself. Links rot and users aren't ...
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Why am I getting downvotes for not working code when it's working code?

https://repl.it/repls/WrathfulYummyTransversal is currently "Offline for maintenance" (which is why it's a good idea for why to include all the relevant code in the question itself). Right now I can'...
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Why is my second "Form maximum date/time from some digits" question being down voted?

Your first question received two answers, which said, in summary: "Your code is repetitive and error-prone. Here is a short algorithm that intelligently selects digits from the list, keeping in mind ...
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I don't understand the negative feedback on my question

I do not have diamond mod privileges on this site, so I cannot see the full history of deleted comments, but if I recall correctly... I found your question by searching for php questions (not the ...
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Feedback about downvote on "Extending IPrincipal.IsInRole()"

Thanks to everyone, I think this site has a great user base. However, I have learned that I should look into the user's profile before getting into any sort of argument, this should help me decide ...
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Feedback about downvote on "Extending IPrincipal.IsInRole()"

You have 1 close vote, too (emphasis mine) Lacks concrete context: Code Review requires concrete code from a project, with sufficient context for reviewers to understand how that code is used. ...
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Is the "I downvoted because..." site something that is useful here?

That's neat, I have something similar on my GitHub though it's meant for me, I like how this is designed to explain to a user how to improve their question. If you want to, I (and probably some other ...
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Is it really necessary to explain trivial answers?

I don't think that there's anything wrong with code-only answers when the point you want to make is straightforward and the code is short. But it's also clearly the case that the community here doesn'...
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Downvotes on an answer which answers the question

I've tried to change your code, but as its not complete I can only attempt to fill in the gaps for you. ...
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Is it really necessary to explain trivial answers?

As luck would have it, an interesting example of a answer with minimal explanation has just been posted. Comparing 2 ints without using comparative operators I was looking for questions that might ...
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