This was discussed on MSO. From the accepted answer:
The latter user has 10 reputation. The right to upvote is earned at 15
Therefore, this proposal doesn't make a lot of sense for the type of
users you're talking about.
As this came from Jeff Atwood, it is safe to assume it is a ...
If you down-vote an answer, your reputation is reduced by 1; that is how down-voting an answer works. In the past, also down-voting a question would cause you to lose 1 point, but that has been changed.
When you see a spam post, just flag it as spam; the system automatically down-vote it. Plus, when the post is flagged as spam from 6 users, it is ...
That's by design rather than a bug, under Help Center > Reputation & Moderation:
You lose reputation when:
your answer is voted down: −2
you vote down an answer: −1
So you get -1 and the recipient of the down vote gets -2. Presumably that's to attach a little pain to down voting an answer so they aren't used maliciously, although at the same time it ...
You answered your own question:
If you downvote the post and flag it as spam, it may actually take
longer for it to go away. When the vote count hits a certain point, it
will disappear from the home page, and catch fewer flags, which means
it will take longer to get autodeleted and may stay around until a
moderator can handle the flag.
And the ...
How can I ask this question in a way it does make sense?
Difficult to say - it already makes sense to me.
What'd be a good reason to downvote both the question AND the answer?
No-one can answer that except the person who cast the vote, really. A user's vote is their own to do with as they wish (except for specifically targeting certain users, which the ...
To add to what MPD said, I think that automatic vote-up should not be implemented.
While it makes sense to automatically down-vote spam posts, an automatic up-vote for an accepted answer would be something the OP decides to do. Accepting an answer already gives 15 reputation points to the user who answered; if the user who asked the question thinks the ...
A single down-vote doesn't mean much. It doesn't say the question is that bad; differently it would have gotten more than 1 down-vote after being viewed 17 times.
As for the reason of the down-vote, I can only imagine what the reason could be.
I think it is because the question is about code you are looking for, but you don't show any attempt to write code ...
Yes, if voted on 600 question, you will get Electorate badge
Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions.
I cannot say exactly why users down-voted the question, but surely the fact your code shows you are using the wrong CSS class had a weight in this; users probably took you didn't read the module documentation. Only after, you added a note about having tried the CSS class suggested by the documentation, but probably users think you tried it after getting the ...
Your question doesn't specify why you'd want to retract a vote.
If you accidently hit some voting button and you want to undo that, then you indeed have up to 5 minutes to click the voting button to correct your mistake (as in the accepted answer).
And yes, if those 5 mins are passed already, you can only retract your vote from a post after it was edited (...
No, it is not. All edits should be edits you would be willing to approve, if suggested by low-rep user. True, it leaves us in a bit of void, with no valid thing to do, and doing nothing being invalid on it's own. So think about constructive things you could try:
Style and grammar edits
Narrowing images for readability
Tag edits - invalid use of modules is ...