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I'm not one of the (current) downvoters on any of those questions and I can't speak for all of the downvoters, but based on comments I've seen on your questions there are a few reasons you could be receiving the downvotes: In two of the three questions you linked here, you have only provided various videos and articles containing a number of claims, rather ...


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The recent answer, I assume, is the one referring to users being forced to "recite Allah". The thing is, that question went on the Hot Network Questions list, so the incoming visitors, who in large part have 101 reputation due to the network bonus rep, can only upvote and not downvote, which requires 125 rep. I've noticed the same effect multiple times, ...


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1 vote from 15 views is probably fairly normal, you should have left the question up longer to see what anyone else thought of it. I don't know why your question was downvoted. We have had a couple of questions on brain training: Do any brain training video games make you smarter? Does solving Sudoku puzzles improve your mental abilities? Possibly the ...


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The serial downvotes have been invalidated.


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The theory behind giving downvotes costing you 1 rep point is based in the belief that you will be more thoughtful when doing it. This is probably true when you have low rep, but once you break 1000 or so, you stop caring. This is somewhat intentional, because if you've gained 1000+ rep, you probably understand site guidelines well enough that deciding on a ...


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Anyone with at least 15 rep can "nominate" a post for deletion by flagging it. Mods won't necessarily oblige, but for truly abysmal answers it's a fair bet they'll at least take a hard look. Flags become part of an author's permanent record on the site - too many, and moderators may take action beyond just deleting bad posts. Anyone with at least 50 rep can ...


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I am limiting my discussion to answers posted on the main site. Answers posted on Meta, and questions on the main site having different meanings for downvotes. I don't have a strong opinion on this matter, but there are a few caveats that should be considered when evaluating the proposal above. Punitive to OP versus Warning to Others There is an ...


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