There was this question about a girl wondering if she had the looks for hooters. I told her she looked really beautiful, and I got a lot of downvotes for that. What gives?
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Many possibilities, such as some may object to the phrase "God damn" (that is offensive to many who are devout), and patrons of Hooters may object to the reference of them being "sleazy guys".
Often when someone agrees with an answer, a simple up vote makes that clear. If a guy says he like redheads and gets an up vote, it would seem obvious that someone is expressing agreement with him. But a down vote is not clear. Does it mean the voter dislikes redheads? Does it seem that the answer does not fit the question? (I like redheads would be a poor answer to "Do you prefer intelligence over humor in a gf/bf?") Sometimes it is just somebody who dislikes what one person has been posting and is down voting him (her) every chance possible. If you really want to see dome down votes without good reason, just post a political thought that goes against what many think! For instance, the current presidential race. Does not matter which way you lean, people will disagree and many will down vote without comment. I think that often many vote but do not comment because they do not have a clear thought in their head.
There are times a down vote is clear. If someone is spewing hatred, such as against a race, religion, or whatever, then a down arrow is pretty clear.
For the most part I would like to see the people who vote an answer down take the time to comment about their reason, rather than being so lazy as to just click on the down arrow. I suspect that many do not comment when they down vote because when you comment on an answer, you can not do it anonymously. If they could, perhaps more would post a reason. But being able to do that anonymously may entice more hatred type comments, so it might be best as is.0