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What is wrong with my questions to warrant being downvoted?

The direct answer is that they were down voted because someone wth sufficient reputation decided to do so; beyond that, because voting is anonymous, and voters do not need to justify their votes, we ...
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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 ...
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How often are the vote statistics updated in my profile

The total votes cast count shown on your profile's activity page takes a good few minutes to update with votes cast. The votes tab on the activity page is updated almost instantly upon voting as this ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to rescind a close vote?

Yes you can, since 15th July 2013. Click the close button again after voting to close and you have the option to retract your vote.
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Is there any way to display my comment votes?

You can use the Data Explorer with the following query which shows how many comments of yours has a certain number of votes: My Comment Score distribution (user 96174) There is a delay between the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Introduce a Gray Scale to Negative Voted Questios

I do not think this is required. The main issue is that people need to flag this as spam, down votes have no effect. After 3 flags it will not be on the front page - so takes less effort by us that ...
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Answer Spectrum:

We have, in general, a voting problem here on AD (there really isn't enough of it, especially question and answer up voting) despite having a fairly decent traffic and posting profile for the site. I'...
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Answer Spectrum:

Answer voting is very simple and I would encourage you to try voting on more and not less. An up vote means one thing and one thing only here: This answer is useful. It could be because you learned ...
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Negative points when Flaging

No, see Help Center > Privileges > Flag Posts for details.
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What can I do about targeted negative voting?

As per your comment on bmikes answer (this is too long for a further comment which is how it started, hence now an answer), there is a sort of possible tedious way of making an educated guess in some ...
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What can I do about targeted negative voting?

I would say that only three votes could just be a coincidence and not some campaign. Your java post is clearly controversial - with more than a dozen people disagreeing with your stance that ...
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What can I do about targeted negative voting?

The first thing to do is wait 24 hours. This allows the serial voting mechanism to undo the votes if you have been a victim of serial voting. For more information, see this Meta.SO post: What is ...
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What's the point of voting to delete?

I'll try to address what I see as the main thrust is that the Stack Exchange idea is that the community and not elected moderators should be able to handle the majority of the moderation. Yes, the ...
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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 ...
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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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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,...
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Is there a automated system to be informed on down vote

I wouldn't delete a post based on a -1 personally. Maybe if you're at -5 and you find the answer is totally not helpful / even when you misunderstand a question and make an attempt to answer, hundreds ...
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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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What's the point of voting to delete?

If you vote to delete at 20k, I think it just deletes it as if you were a Mod (is this right?). In my mind there is no need to down vote if you are deleting, but I would always comment why you are ...
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