I've received a few downvotes on some answers and I've just been curious about the reasons for the votes. I'd love to see a mandatory comment for the reason of the vote, so that I could improve my future answers or questions.

The optimal way would be a textinput when a user clicks the downvote button asking for the reason, which would be shown somehow next to the question/answer, but I'd settle for even a comment.

Do you think this would be a good idea?

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    I always find downvotes on these questions ironic... – Jeff Atwood Aug 16 '11 at 13:38


Encouraging people to explain downvotes

There are hours and hours of discussion about this on meta.so if you're bored :)

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  • Ah, it's pretty well discussed over there. Thanks for the link :) – onik Aug 16 '11 at 10:39
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    "Pretty well discussed" is an understatement. – ale Aug 16 '11 at 12:04

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