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Welcoming new users by downvoting their questions

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 ...
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A bug or intentional reputation reduction?

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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Welcoming new users by downvoting their questions

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,...
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Downvoting valid questions

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 ...
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Yet another case of "why was my question downvoted"

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 ...
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