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Why was my question closed to death?

See this: How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in the UK, particularly for weak or borderline students? And, compare it with this: How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. ...
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Could we please have a limit on negative voting for a newcomer's question?

Here's a question written by a newcomer with a small starting rep. It currently has a total negative score of -7, and four close votes (including the one I just cast). It was written 13 hours ago ...
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I notice that if I downvote an answer, I lose reputation points - how come?

How come I lose reputation points for downvoting? Is reputation sort of like a "currency" and that it "costs" me reputation points to downvote an answer? I currently upvoted back that answer, since ...
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Notification for edits on questions I downvoted?

I ask this question here, since the downvotes on this answer triggered my question. However, although it is a general issue with the stackexchange site, the issue has already been discussed in ...
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Should down-votes be used to punish bad questioner behavior?

A recent question received a number of rapid down-votes, which I guess was likely due to annoyance of voters because it was the third in a sequence of effectively duplicate postings by the same author ...
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Downvotes on answers becuase they come from the tools author?

This question asks about the tools to do a particular task. This answer, is down voted quiet alot. It is by the author of said tool. On other sites in the StackExchange network my experience has ...
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Can I get my reputations back from the suspicious downvote abuse?

I have asked a maybe controversial question, which pisses someone off (I cannot really see why). Apparently, he or she basically downvotes all my questions that I have asked. I think this is against ...
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Voting down and/or closing questions when being nice

Following on from Being nice when closing questions and Being nice when down voting . While being nice is essential, so is: voting down bad questions; voting to close questions that don't belong ...