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Why so many low-quality questions with negative votes?

I recently scrolled through Chemistry SE and found $6/15$ ($40$%) of the questions on the front page had net negative votes. The questions themselves were obviously low-quality (many were on hold) ...
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Why is this question down voted? What is the tradition in here?

I've been an active user in the SE network, especially on math.SE, physics.SE etc., but not chemistry.SE, and today I asked the question: Why is Avagadro's number independent of substance? However, ...
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Why do we downvote without commenting?

Ah! This is a big challenge I am facing while writing answers. Usually all users try to write their answers as clearly as possible, but still errors do occur. But what are the errors? Conceptually ...
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Are downvoted questions bad?

Before asking this question, I went through many questions asking about almost the same question I have. Most of them stated that a question which doesn't 'fit' in SE's policy are downvoted (Eg: A ...
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Should I downvote answers to a duplicate question?

If a question received an answer before being closed as a duplicate, should I downvote the answer? The answer could very well have been taken from the original question, slightly modified and fed to ...
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Isn't silent downvoting becoming too much frequent?

Since (earlier last month) I have joined chemistry SE, I have gradually found it to be a very interesting than other QnA sites. But, of late, I have become a little bit concerned about the usage of ...
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why do we lose rep when we downvote answers

The title just it, I really don't know if someone else has posted the same thing, but just keen to know, I mean if we feel an answer is no good, shouldn't we be given the freedom to down vote it at no ...
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Why exactly has the question and answer received multiple downvotes?

Is cis-1,2-dimethylcyclohexane a meso compound? Today I had asked this question and also received an well-written answer for it by @orthocresol. I really couldn’t spot any trait in either the ...
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Please exercise your votes

At the expense of becoming public enemy number one, I have decided to post a grumpy post. (It was rather grumpy when I first posted it, I hope it reads better now.) This is hardly a new call to ...
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What is the purpose of downvotes on questions?

To emphasize, this question is about downvotes on questions, not answers. Downvotes are great, e.g., for answers that are coherent and well-written, but are factually wrong. The utility of downvotes ...
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Should a down vote require a comment

I find it annoying when I get a down vote and there is no comment about why. If someone down votes a question or answer, then they have a reason for doing so, it it would help the poster improve. ...
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Why are so few votes on Chemistry.StackExchange?

For example most viewed question (viewed 26k Times) and only 36 votes? Or next one (800 times viewed) has 22 votes. I do not understand why the voting system on the Chemistry.StacExchange is not ...
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down-voting possible after the question is closed?

There are 2 questions on down-votng and closed questions. Is it POSSIBLE to down vote a question after the question is closed? Also, is it required that the question CAN be down voted after the ...