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I've seen (and criticized) downvotes on questions that don't seem to deserve it.

How do you explain that questions that ask about the operation of the site or why their proposals were rejected were received so badly by the community? am I missing something?

Here are a few that I found (including one of mine):

Why were sites in other languages accepted before?

What is Wrong With This Proposal?

Why is Harmony proposal closed?

Where can one view one's deleted questions?

Why do they downvote questions like these?

I know this is kind of a dumb question, but I do want a good answer

Is Area 51 somehow like a per-site meta?

Can I submit a proposal for a product still in development? (Proposing too early)

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    1. Asks for an explanation of exactly what they linked to... 2. Asks for an explanation where multiple points were very obvious from the beginning (better would have been asking why start that proposal in the first place) (and the big banner notifying the closure linked to an explanation of why the closure happened, so again z ignoring the explanations already given). 3. Multiple years of the Newest Coolest Cryptocurrency™ Proposal, everybody is tired of seeing these, they get one big starting bang and then everybody moves to the next (so, lack of research and frustration at wasted effort).
    – Nij
    Jan 26 at 4:47
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    4. Asked by someone who knows better, and almost definitely knows the answer already, good faith is doubted. 5. Asks for meta-explanation of why requests for explanation (which frequently involved ignoring those explanations) get downvoted - check out everything else on the list... 6. Absolutely zero effort made to find the answer, instructions are literally on the front page, just scroll down... 7. Asks about something that is not true, downvoted questions on A51 do result in rep lost; A51DZ is "like" a per-site meta, because it's the same thing with different name.
    – Nij
    Jan 26 at 4:55
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    7. and a secondary effect for some of the others: meta.stackexchange.com/a/47635/341260 votes on meta are different, and include measures other than pure quality and usefulness.
    – Nij
    Jan 26 at 4:59
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    Meta Q&A in general and especially for Area 51 are not like other Stack Exchange Q&A. While other SE sites (not meta) Q&A then to be for problems or needing help questions, on meta they extend out beyond that with poll like questions or suggestions. As such when people see them on the meta sites they are voting if the like or dislike the idea, they are NOT (should not) be voting against the person. Thus the down votes. The problem with this is that votes on meta are still used for reputation and so should have a different vote count. HTH
    – Guy Coder
    Jan 26 at 9:04
  • @nij thanks for taking over. I wish everyone did. However, what's wrong with 5 and 1?You only described them as they are
    – Dante S.
    Jan 26 at 13:48
  • @guycoder As I said in my previous question, you are not voting for an opinion by voting on my two questions. So the question here is "shouldn't". I am aware of the differences between metas and the rest of the stack exchange sites, but thanks anyway for clarifying it for me.
    – Dante S.
    Jan 26 at 13:50
  • That is, my publications were perceived as useless? I do not perceive them as such. My first post served to reinforce something that seemed like a lie. And this explains the motives behind the downvote "attacks" on this meta. Still, I think they are good reasons.
    – Dante S.
    Jan 26 at 13:56
  • @nij If you further explain why my posts were poorly received and post a reply, I'll accept it!
    – Dante S.
    Jan 26 at 13:59
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    Asking why bad questions are treated like bad questions, is itself a bad question.
    – Nij
    Jan 27 at 1:14
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    Why is this question bad?
    – Dante S.
    Jan 27 at 1:47
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    Copying over my comment just now on your other post: "Downvotes aren't an "attack", and people don't have to explain their downvotes; repeatedly demanding that people do so isn't productive. See this MSE post for more info: Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received? [...]"
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Jan 27 at 18:44
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    "[...] Comments are for others to request clarification or suggest improvements (which you can then respond to, if needed), not for basically arguing with people; nobody needs to justify their votes, even if they are encouraged to help others improve their posts."
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Jan 27 at 18:44

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As someone who has received over 3k downvotes across the Stack Exchange websites so far, mostly on my questions, my main takeaway is that people may downvote (or vote to close) whatever they want for whatever reason and face no consequence unless they quickly downvote several times the same user. Some people are nice enough to explain their votes in the comment section but most people don't. Per Stack Exchange policy, which I disagree with, they don't have to explain themselves.

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