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Disclaimer: I'll use 'post' to refer to both questions and answers. I believe the same applies for both. So, all 'intervention' actions are ways to tell the original poster that something is not good or not good enough. The gap between not good and not good enough will likely help to define the approach. From 'Not Good Enough' to 'WTF': When a post is ...


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In my opinion, those are all valid responses. Depends on what you mean by "dodgy". Below are some opinions about some of the related issues. I've tried to highlight the fact that these are opinions by being somewhat lighthearted. Meta is where the culture is formed. IMHO you've done right to ask in meta - this is where we form the culture, the norms ...


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Analysis In comments, I mentioned that comments aren't mandatory on Stack Exchange, and that there almost 800 questions on Stack Exchange Meta about this issue. In general, the mechanic that applies is that people can do what they like with their votes, with or without comments. The exception is serial voting. However, my personal guess (I have no inside ...


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When it comes to questions where there are 5-10 answers, this is where it becomes really important for those answers to be supported by facts. If that's not possible, they should at least be supported by experiences that demonstrate how the answer was helpful in the past and how it could apply to the current situation. When to Downvote: In general, it may ...


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This is sort of a late answer, but I wanted to add that I oftentimes check the PMSE Notice Board for activity. CodeGnome and Aziz hang out in there quite a bit, and we often post links to questions that we need to watch. I'm thinking if more higher rep users in the 500+ range dropped by, it could help get those extra close votes needed to put on hold some ...


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Downvote Advice-Only Answers with Which You Vehemently Disagree On meta, downvotes mean "I don't agree." If an answer on the main site is more in the nature of advice than a canonical answer, I would think the same metric applies--and therefore deserves a downvote if you vehemently disagree. Any good answer will contain some level of advice, since the ...


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Downvote Incorrect or Unconstructve Questions Part if the problem with PMSE, especially when compared with sites such as SO, is that the topics are in some measure more subjective--and therefore, the answers will also be more subjective. While a Perl or Ruby question may have several different (but equally effective) solutions, it generally won't generate ...


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Project Management Stack Exchange is for questions about the field of project management; thus, questions about ISO documentation and ISO structure don't seem like things that would be on-topic here. What's more, our site does best when there's a real, actual problem to be solved. In this case, you're looking for links to documentation, which is really ...


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This site is getting ridiculous. The negative votes with no comments are frustrating. It is clearly an agile-centric site now with all other answer being wrong.


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I hear you - but on other sites where I participate, explanations on comments are invitations to personal abuse. This leads to arguments in comments which, IMHO, damage the site far more than the uncommented downvotes do. As a result of my experience, I'm a strong advocate for the SE system in which you get to use your votes however you wish. If you want ...


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There's been a lot of discussion around downvoting lately, and here's the current takeouts - and what can be done (just to keep my answer aligned to the question :D) Downvoting trending information: There's an automated mechanism in StackExchange to identify serial downvoters. In case the system detects them, such downvotes are rolled back a few days later....


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Downvote summaries of other questions …even if they add one or two lines of personal experience to express some preference for one or the other. In that case, add a comment asking for the poster to rather add comments under others' answers to express slight disagreement or, on the contrary, a personal experience that backs it up. To phrase it as a “rule ...


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