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Is it me or is it crazy that 70% of the questions on the main page were downvoted at least once?

Thanks, your intuition was correct. Moderators can't see more than regular users do in this case, but I've escalated the issue to staff, they've found a pattern and corrected these votes where ...
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Are we getting grumpier? A call for a gentler touch

I am a wee bit concerned that -- and I may simply be imagining this -- the amount of downvoting of questions seems to have increased recently. I can try to answer that with the help of the site ...
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Unjustified downvoting even on a question earning three badges, notable question, nice question & popular question

For what it's worth, I didn't downvote your question What does “Yes, you can. But you may not.” mean? I didn't downvote it because you told us what the context was; I didn't upvote it because you ...
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Unjustified downvoting even on a question earning three badges, notable question, nice question & popular question

You shouldn't worry about a few downvotes. Perhaps somebody lost their keys; anyway, requiring a comment before downvoting would be completely ineffective. If one user downvotes a couple of your posts,...
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Should we force people to tell you why they downvoted a question?

No, we shouldn't. This is a topic that often comes up on different Stack Exchange and there's an FAQ entry on Meta Stack Exchange: Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ...
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Why should question contain incorrect source be downvoted?

The reason's already in the comments, straight from the horse's mouth. It's because the question relies entirely on a lousy source when there are much better ones out there. That's a two-for-one deal,...
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