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No, they are not. First of all, there is nothing wrong with asking a question that contains spoilers and it is absolutely no requirement to use spoiler blocks in the question body (in fact, they are discouraged if overused), neither is there or should there be a spoiler tag. Spoilers are a natural occurence on a site that discusses movies and their stories ...


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Did you see this? Probably not, given you didn't use the "identify-this-movie" tag. But if you had seen it, you'd have gotten a link to this handy wiki, which advises: Post as much information as you can remember about the movie or TV show. Even if the details you can recall are disjointed or incomplete, they are be critical to other users as they try ...


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No Firstly, we don't have to explain why we downvote... the reason is right there when you hover over the downvote arrow. This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful. We're not required to explain further nor should we. There are many, many Meta posts across most Stack sites on this and the answer has always been NO. If ...


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From the Help Center, the following is shown as off topic: A title's release date or rumors about a specific title or series. So in my opinion, questions about if or when something will be released are currently off topic. However the community can change its mind about this, but that would be expressed through a meta-question. Since you have revised ...


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The following is a rather general and not very definite answer, but well, it isn't a particularly easy or clear-cut topic in the first place and I'll try to illuminate the subject from various angles. First of all, of course I (and I suppose everyone reasonable) agree that "As a community, our aim should be to add more active and constructive users, not to ...


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I didn't downvote, but I am not sure about the others. However, the reasons I can think of are, Not a clear definition of what Manspreading is. Linking to Wiki page instead of a clip. You can more effectively express what you're trying to say with a video instead of Wikipedia. A bad example. There is a huge difference between manspreading in The Music Man ...


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I refer you to the help-center reputation page, which confirms that question upvotes give +5 reputation.


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I downvoted it after you insulted the person who provided the correct answer - including a clip that demonstrated that you had selected an overly edited clip that removed the context explaining the action in question. Your response, combined with the strangeness of the question itself, made the whole thing seem like trolling. Looking through your post ...


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Not everyone that votes add comments, so don't get too caught up on that. Also it's not heavily downvoted, as far as I see it's only 3 downvotes! I can't speak for everyone but I suppose it's because the question is slightly confusing... It seems "manspreading" is not a popular word nowadays (at least not with the meaning you imply in your question).


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The user's question did indeed get a downvote, as can be seen by any user with the privileges for showing the vote differences on question: The reason he didn't get a reputation change from the downvote but only from the two upvotes is likely that the downvote was the first vote he got and since a user's reputation can't sink below 1, it resulted in no ...


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First of all, while not particularly off-topic on this per-site meta, such discussions about the broader workings of the SE framework usually fare better on the main meta site. That being said, I think you're actually doing it the wrong way around here. What you're proposing would be adapting the tooltip to how the feature is used, however possibly wrongly, ...


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No, those votes won't be erased. Votes are only erased in case of voting fraud (massively voting on posts from specific other users) and when a user deletes their account. I looked for an authoritative answer on Meta Stack Exchange but all I could find was Do votes get canceled if voting privilege is lost?.


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