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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

Don't worry. this will be deleted within the day

  • can you give a few examples of the questions where you see this practice? – globalworming Apr 26 '19 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. – Michael Durrant Apr 26 '19 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 Apr 26 '19 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 Apr 26 '19 at 10:38
  • move to meta and make it featured? – Niels van Reijmersdal Apr 26 '19 at 11:54

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