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First of all, I agree with you that downvotes on questions that are fine after minor improvements should be avoided. It is better to close vote/flag instead and even better to edit to improve the question or help the asker do so with a constructive comment. But I don't think trying to discourage people to downvote is the solution. I think it is better to ...


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This is intended behaviour, and has been forever on SO/SE. Here is a discussion about the issue. This is unlikely to change, but you are welcome to propose a change on meta.SE.


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I didn't see the question you mentioned before, but when coming across a problem dump I am quite often guilty of voting to close and usually downvoting as well, without leaving a comment. Nevertheless, I try to sense whether the question really is a verbatim copy (in that case, I don't have much sympathy), or whether the questioner is more genuinely asking a ...


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Disclaimer: when I saw the question title on the front page I skipped it. I hadn't read the question before today, so I don't speak for the people who downvoted it on the first day. The OP desclaimed it was a question from a job interview, offered the hint given to him and asked for help since he could not progress on his own. I think this is being quite ...


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I feel like you are reading too much into a single downvote. Still, edits can (and should) happen to improve question quality. I believe the downvote in this case was because the question reads like a problem dump. That is, it does not show research effort (what was tried, what didn't work, where exactly is the problem). The reason the system does not allow ...


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First of all, please be aware that any user that can cast a down -or upvote may do so, without having to explain their reasons. So while I cannot tell you why your post has received these two downvotes, I can discuss why your post might have attracted them. Second, I'm not so sure whether this question is on-topic. The help center states Questions about how ...


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