Today an answer I posted (Magento Compatibility) was down-voted. I don't know why and I can't see how to find out. Is it possible to know why?

  • why do you want to know who downvoted your answer?
    – Marius Mod
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 9:04
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    So I can ask them why they down voted it. I'm curious because I can't see why they did it. If I have provided a poor answer I want to know how to improve.
    – jscar
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 9:37
  • Actually eh moral thing to do when one downvotes a post is to leave a comment below the post explaining the downvote, but people cannot be forced to do so.
    – Marius Mod
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 11:06
  • Maybe it should be made mandatory to leave a comment if downvoting.
    – jscar
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 12:48
  • I think there was a discussion about this on meta.stackexchange.com, but not sure. The result was that it will not be mandatory.
    – Marius Mod
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 12:55
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    I'm going to do the moral thing and explain why I downvoted this question. It boils down to "how can I know what someone else was thinking while clicking a button on the internet". This is a question that cannot be answered, you will have to live with it. The only advice I can give is to not take it personally. Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 10:21
  • @fabian Now we're getting into semantics and the vagueries of the English language ;-) All I wanted to know was how to find out who, and hence why, something was down voted. Clearly not possible unless someone has morals. I don't take it personally. I have to say though that stackexchange is not geared for friendliness towards the uninitiated, those who don't know the nuances of the rules, and those for whom English is not their first language.
    – jscar
    Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 13:39
  • Downvote here, upvote there :P
    – sv3n
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 17:53
  • @jscar, Even on this question also you got downvote. Oh god ! Commented Nov 21, 2017 at 12:52
  • @TejabhagavanKollepara :o) I love stackexchange! It's definitely not for people with self-worth problems.
    – jscar
    Commented Nov 21, 2017 at 13:29

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Not possible only the down voter can tell you reason why he did that.


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