when I ask a question I notice that nearly everybody gets a down vote for their answer. and when I give an answer I get a down vote as well. I think some people on this site is just giving down vote for the fun of it. what do you think?
- Yes67% (6)75% (6)71% (12)Vote
- No11% (1)12% (1)12% (2)Vote
- Don't pay attention to votes22% (2)13% (1)17% (3)Vote
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There are a number of reasons why. If the person isn't anonymous, they could have a stalker who constantly gives downvotes. Keeping one's profile on private will reduce the likelihood that they will find every question you answered to rate.
They might even be your friend but secretly hate you. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer type of deal. Then keeping your profile private won't help.
The question asker wants validation in your answer or believes a certain thing contrary to your opinion. Then you will get down votes. Like someone who believes they should wait till marriage and will give down votes to all those who feel that waiting is stupid.
Personally I don't care too much about the votes. I'm not here to win a popularity contest afterall.6