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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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You're welcome.

Who's giving bobbym so much reputation?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Sorry, had a guy downvote with no explanation.

Happened to me too. Must be a frequent downvoter, I have seen many other correct answers downvoted as well.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have no idea but I had lots of down votes on a problem I did.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Oh, that's bad.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, it was so annoying because some people up voted because they put the same answer. I do wish that when you upvoted or downvoted ( I never down vote ) that your name was somewhere to be found. Anyway, I got so frustrated I deleted my answer and lost 8 points. It was easier than the aggravation.

Who's giving bobbym so much reputation?

They took them all away! Yes, it could have been somebody trying to pad my score. It could have been me flying to another country signing up, upvoting and then flying home. But what if it was someboby who really likes my stuff? Nah, that can not be.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Yeah, I'd like to get rid of the downvote button itself, it is demoralizing.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Especially since they never give a reason and do not have to.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Almost no one does.

They can include a mandatory text field for entering the reason to downvote, that may improve things a bit.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I also think it should cost more than 2 rep points. If an up vote is 5 or more, so should a down vote.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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I hope it will change gradually.

We may not be the only ones thinking of that.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Some guy was getting down voted for spite. He posted that and got no results. I know, there is nothing we can do except hope.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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I upvote whenever I see a negative value there, if the answer looks correct.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yep, got another one! I got me a troll following me and just down voting.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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I think he might have followed you from here!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Here is the post:

http://math.stackexchange.com/questions … 958#803979

I flagged their downvotes and wrote the moderators. Here is their answer:

I am only mentioning this because I just had a problem in another thread with someone who kept down voting me even when others upvoted. I eventually removed the post out of frustration. Is this answer so bad as to be down voted. Looking up in a text for a known series is a legitimate way to at least get an answer. So is Wolfram, I see others citing it. Answer is real bad? I will remove it and learn from the experience. – bobbym 12 mins ago helpful - Downvoting often indicates that users didn't feel the answer was helpful. (Even technically correct answer can be legitimately downvoted).

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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bobbym wrote:

I also think it should cost more than 2 rep points. If an up vote is 5 or more, so should a down vote.

I thought they didn't cause any reputation points? Mine stay the same?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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From what I have seen, if only w|a is mentioned in the answer, many prefer to keep it in a comment instead.

Hi ShivamS,

Downvoting costs 1pt to the voter and 2 for the recipient.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You are member too?

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Hi gAr;

I knew about the down voting but up voting never cost me any reputation points.

bobbym, yes. I am on MO, MSE and a few other of their sites.

*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-05-21 00:31:24)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Are you the big upvoter?

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Hmm?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Someone has put lots of upvotes on me, I do not think it was anyone in here.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Oh, no, that is not me. I think I upvoted a couple of your answers a few months back though.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then it is a mystery.

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