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After 3 years I posted an up-to-date answer and got some bad feedback — What should I do?

Thanks for bringing your question here to discuss. As I commented on your question (done after your screenshot above), it wasn't that I "wasn't very happy", it's that the answer you added and ...
fsb's user avatar
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Why did the voting buttons change to this horrible design?

Such changes are usually applied across all SE sites, and discussed in Meta.SE. Looking at the votes there indicates that you are not alone with your opinion. There is nothing we can do an AD to have ...
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How do I know who downvoted my posts?

No, that is not possible. Not even ♦ moderators can see who (up or down)voted a post. This is by design. If you ever think you're being targeted with multiple downvotes, the system, staff or ...
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Does the community bot downvote?

Usually, the bot does not vote. But, it does own votes by users which are later deleted, in the rare case that their votes are preserved it downvotes posts flagged as Very Low Quality when that flag ...
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Why did I lose one reputation for downvoting an answer?

As documented in https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/whats-reputation: You lose reputation when: your question is voted down: −2 your answer is voted down: −2 you vote down an answer: −1 you place ...
nohillside's user avatar
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Why is the voting system on this site so severely broken and how to improve it?

As mentioned already in Why does Ask Different have such a low voting percentage? voting on AD sometimes doesn't work very well. My personal view on this is that there are just too few people caring ...
nohillside's user avatar
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Background colour of remaining flags/close vote count

The colour helps highlight the difference between the flag count and the vote count. It helps distinguish with a quick glance which of the two figures it represents without reading the word beside the ...
grg's user avatar
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Why did the voting buttons change to this horrible design?

I noticed that Ask Different used to have site-specific arrow buttons: Screenshot from: Retina graphics for Ask Different? Could we perhaps make them site-specific once again?
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Why did all my questions get up-voted at once and then suddenly get down-voted?

See https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/serial-voting-reversed (a link which is actually displayed in your reputation history in your profile). Basically, an unknown user decided to upvote a lot of ...
nohillside's user avatar
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Why is the voting system on this site so severely broken and how to improve it?

Just to answer with a bit of encouragement. Votes on meta don't mean you're wrong, just that people don't see a very narrow or very specific path forward. On the premise of "broken" I'm not sure I ...
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Why did I get -2 for an answer with a score of 1?

Your post has received 2 upvotes and 1 downvote, for a total of 1 displayed beside the post. You receive +10 reputation for each upvote and -2 reputation for each downvote. The achievements dropdown ...
grg's user avatar
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How did I vote?

This functionality already exists. You can check how you have voted, but obviously not how others have voted. To check your votes: Click on your profile image (on a desktop browser it’s towards the ...
Monomeeth's user avatar
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Why did I get -2 for an answer with a score of 1?

That -2 is from just a single downvote; the two upvotes you got (giving +20 reputation) were given on earlier days and do not appear in your achievement inbox, which only lists the most recent changes....
Glorfindel's user avatar
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How do I know who downvoted my posts?

No, it‘s not possible to find out who up- or downvoted a post. See Is there a way to see who voted on your posts? for a more detailed discussion of the topic.
nohillside's user avatar
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Voting vs Editing, are they at Odds in the Current System?

The editing is mostly a way to avoid a large period of time where people would be inclined to down vote as opposed to remedy past impressions. Ideally, each edit would then ping the voters or come ...
bmike's user avatar
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Why haven't I received reputation points for some of the upvotes that one of my answers received?

Your linked answer is a community wiki post. One of the effects of this is that you receive no reputation for the post, positive or negative. This is indicated by the different style of author link ...
grg's user avatar
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How is No for an answer to a question that invites workarounds?

Sometimes, the correct answer is a simple 'no' with an explanation why it is what it is. Not all answer have to be, or need to be, complicated. In fact, providing someone a complicated workaround ...
fsb's user avatar
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Why does it not show when you get downvoted?

Oded, an employee at the time of writing, said Negative reputation changes are... well... negative. So we are not in a hurry to let you know about them https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/219665/222623 ...
grg's user avatar
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3 votes

Force vote for close reason as opposed to immediate closure due to badge privilige

I'm not aware of any voting functionality related to this. One way to at least get a second pair of eyes would be to flag for mod attention instead of directly putting it on hold. With that, at least ...
nohillside's user avatar
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2 votes

Force vote for close reason as opposed to immediate closure due to badge privilige

You could leave a comment suggesting the question is a duplicate, rather than cast an actual vote, and hope someone else (perhaps even the author) picks it up from there. A workaround would be to edit ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Does this post's status suffer from wrong close reason and is indicative of robo reviewing?

I've had a look at your original question (including the full timeline) and thought I'd share my thoughts even though I wasn't one of the close voters. Is it on topic? I recall reading your question ...
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Do my up votes count once I have enough reputation?

Neither. Anonymous feedback (positive and negative) is in a different bin and affects things like placement on the home page, search results, etc.. but it doesn't grant direct reputation. You can ...
bmike's user avatar
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Why is this question being downvoted?

It‘s sometimes hard to guess why some posts gather downvotes and others don‘t, and if downvoters don‘t leave a comment it isn‘t easy to improve. One thing I learned over the years participating on AD ...
nohillside's user avatar
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Does this post's status suffer from wrong close reason and is indicative of robo reviewing?

The following will now indeed read as quite broad. It lists the most probable of the possible angles to approach the problem I can think of at the moment. If the question can be edited into form again,...
LаngLаngС's user avatar
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Add "Not about Apple products" to close vote reasons

After 3k, blatantly off-topic gets replaced with "Other" and one should explain how it is off-topic. I suggest you use magic links in the close reason so that after commenting, they lead to the right ...
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible