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This rule is implemented so nobody goes downvoting every answer they don't like. If you lose reputation for down-voting, you will think about it before casting it. This was also put in place so users don't abuse the system by down-voting excessively and indiscriminately. From this answer on main meta: According to what Jeff/Joel discussed on the SO ...


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The earlier answer by @AJ is fundamentally correct in saying that this rule is implemented so nobody goes downvoting every answer they don't like. If you lose reputation for down-voting, you will think about it before casting it. May I only add from personal experience that a nominal -1 loss of reputation for casting a downvote or -2 for getting a downvote ...


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The simplest answer is that if you see an answer with delete votes and no comment, then add a comment. If you cast a delete vote, add a comment. I figured that, since I was the first one to vote, someone else would leave a comment afterward. Not necessarily. The only thing that you can control on the stack is the actions that you take. There are several ...


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How to avoid answers being deleted without a comment? You can't really stop a post with no comment getting deleted. It is us who have to make sure that OP knows why their post was deleted. However, OP will always see a link to this page whenever their answer is deleted, but this link is not that helpful in case of IPS. So, what should you do? If you're ...


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According to this post six recommend deletion votes will only automatically delete a post if it has a score of zero or less. So, if it was at 1 when you submitted your review, it wouldn't be deleted. Yes, a sufficient number of delete recommendations (currently 6 on most sites, 4 on Stack Overflow) will cause the post to be deleted immediately, provided ...


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What actually happens to the answers that I recommend deleting? When it gets six Recommend Deletion clicks, this answer will be deleted and will be shown as Deleted from review by [users' names who voted to Recommend Deletion] [date of deletion] at [time of deletion] See this item for above scenario, Remember, this button text is changed for users with ...


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