I was searching for answer and see this post and found that last answer with 3 downvotes looks disable.

is there any limit define for it? i have not seen this before. see below screenshot.

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The answer element in the dom has the class downvoted-answer. I don't know exactly what the downvote limit is in order to get this class, but you can try to check if it's -3, by upvoting it (to get it to -2), refresh the page to see if it's still greyed out then retract your upvote.
If nothing changes when you refresh the page it means the limit is -2 or -1. So you can find a -2 post and try the same thing.
If something changes it means the limit is -3.

I just tested myself because you made me curious and apparently the limit is -3.

  • Thanks for your time. I will also check
    – Kul
    Jan 13, 2017 at 13:02
  • Threshold is indeed -3 - that's documented somewhere on MSE, though I can't find it right now.
    – ArtOfCode
    Jan 23, 2017 at 21:41

Answers with a score of -3 and lower are shown grayed-out to visually highlight that they are probably not good. This does not mean that they are disabled in any way though.

  • Thanks +1 for your effort and time. i understand limit is 3 downvote
    – Kul
    Jan 13, 2017 at 13:03

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