Look I know you think you're helping but this practice over the past few weeks (/months) of down voting (and close voting) questions that other long-standing members of the community think are ok is really not helping lately. this question is an opportunity to talk about it (should be meta but might not be seen).

One thing I don't understand is why not vote close. Why the down-vote without the close vote. but why either is the question

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  • can you give a few examples of the questions where you see this practice? Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 10:16
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    sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/38869/… was the latest example. I thought Neils is also giving a great answer there and I was surprised at the question down-vote. Mainly the thing that bugs me is NO EXPLANATION. If folks would be polite and considerate enough to explain WHY they down-vote it would help people going forward. Otherwise this is just blind arrows and a system that is not improving quality. Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 10:22
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    This should be posted on Software Quality Assurance & Testing Meta. Also note meta.stackexchange.com/q/325416/248731.
    – jonrsharpe
    Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 10:28
  • down-vote vs the close is a general stackexchange question, although I get your point due to the lower volume of activity here
    – Rsf
    Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 10:38
  • move to meta and make it featured? Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 11:54


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