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Is it a flaw that you can still downvote with effect on the reputation when the question was closed already?

Yesterday I asked a question which was downvoted and subsequently closed - Fair enough: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/38379/difference-between-classic-classical-and-classy. What is not ...
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Why is my question being downvoted without even an explanation?

Why is this question of getting downvoted? Looking at the FAQ, this is at least an etymology question. I was very careful not to ask anything useless or against policy here. Is it off topic here, to ...
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Why do some people have negative opinions against questions on Shakespeare's works?

Here are some questions I asked on Shakespeare's Hamlet. As you can see, they received some negative comments, downvotes, and close votes. I wonder why. Do they dislike Shakepeare's works? It's okay ...
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Shouldn't we lose 1 rep for downvoting questions?

Yeah... we should. Why not? I've been on a spree of downvoting off-topic and very low quality questions (LQQs), so I was expecting to see my reputation drop but it didn't. I also downvoted six ...
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Is there a place to report overzealous downvoting?

If there was a place to report instances of overzealous downvoting, maybe the admins could initiate some action. Is there such a place?
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Misunderstood to have downvoted someone?

I'm not fluent enough in the inner workings of EL&U to prove it, but I get the distinct sense that certain posters suspect me of downvoting them when in fact I haven't. None of the related ...
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Let's talk about why this question is being downvoted

This question What is the English word for "female philosopher"? currently stands at +2/-5. I'd like to discuss why it's being downvoted. I'm not suggesting that there should be any ...
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The first anonymous downvote

I'm sure I'm not the first one to discuss this, but bear with me. (I saw this, btw) A few answers are poor. They get lots of downvotes, perhaps deservedly so. Some answers are divisive. They get ...
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Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote?

Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote? If the answer is yes, I would like to know the reason behind it.
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Looking for valid reasons for the downvote to this question

I'm looking for valid reasons for the downvote to this question. I have raised this question, on meta, for three reasons. I think the question's OK, should be answered, and I still desire an answer. ...
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Voting abuse - why is a perfectly good question being down-voted?

I asked a question on EL&U which was taken upon negatively. It is linked here: “Is "tell advice" not idiomatic over "give advice"?” Let's look up the definition of "idiomatic" from the OED: (...

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