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Should the down vote limit be the same as the up vote limit?

I'd went even further and suggest, that the limit of the downvotes should equal the number of used upvotes. Voting on example questions has other purpose as voting on the launched sites. Here I use ...
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Should people who don't approve of a proposal downvote example questions?

No. Absolutely, positively, no. This has been an issue for Pastafarianism. A lot of people opposed the proposal, and so a lot of questions were downvoted. This issue was raised in a question by James ...
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Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes?

Unfortunately, no — Area 51 would not be more effective without down-votes under the current process. Yes, we might be able to push more proposals through, but without a means of expressing ...
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Should people have to comment on why they downvoted?

This has been discussed before countless times on Meta Stack Exchange: Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received? Encouraging ...
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Should people who don't approve of a proposal downvote example questions?

No, it's not appropriate. You should judge the example question independent of the proposal. This should work in both directions. Many people upvote junk questions only because they support the ...
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Hypothetically, what if you fall below 25 rep?

Time, reputation (up or down) tends to fall away as proposals are deleted. Deleting a poorly received question will also remove lost reputation. BUT On Area 51 it does not always happen in real ...
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Specify the reasons for your downvotes

There is no requirement on any Stack Exchange site to explain your downvotes. And there shouldn't be. Should everyone explain why they upvote? If you think someone should be required to comment when ...
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Does Area 51 have quality bans?

Question and answer blocking was not implemented in the proposal process, and there are no plans to do so; it doesn't really make sense in that context (not without significant re-engineering). The "...
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Does Area 51 have quality bans?

Kind of, if you collect a lot of down votes you can lose abilities. See Related Hypothetically, what if you fall below 25 rep? & How does a user with no activity get to 35 rep on Area51?
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Is Area 51 somehow like a per-site meta?

Yes. See the answer here: Why doesn't Area 51 have its own Meta?, which was posted by a former Stack Overflow employee: According to Robert Cartaino, the Area 51 Discussion Zone is intended to ...
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Is there a question ban here in Area 51?

No, Area 51 is not hooked into that system — at least not for the "example questions"; I'm not entirely sure about the meta/discussion section.
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Should people who don't approve of a proposal downvote example questions?

I'm still fairly new to Area 51, but I would think that adding a Meta/Discussion Zone question openly voicing concerns about a proposal would be a more effective and mature way to handle sites that ...
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Why do we lose rep when we're downvoted?

The Area 51 code was derived from our main Q&A model, but the concept of "reputation" is not a perfect fit for what we are trying to accomplish here. Area 51 is not a knowledge-building Q&A ...
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Should I ask off-topic questions?

According to the text above, I should ask off-topic. No, that's not what it says. It says if you're not sure whether a question would be off-topic or not, you should ask it. If you're skeptical about ...
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Why is there no per user limitation for down vote at the definition phase?

Nope, that is not right. Not sure if the related comments are still around, but previous comments by SE Staff indicate they just don't care enough to address it. Most believe it is not significant, ...
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