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Is it acceptable to delete repost an answer to counter "runaway downvotes"?

A user posted an answer to a HNQ question which was quickly heavily downvoted. When it hit -7, the user deleted their answer then reposted it, resetting their downvotes, with only minimal changes. A ...
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We have more users who vote lots but don't ever really post. How can we fix it?

While looking at some user statistics on SEDE I noticed a disturbing trend: the average downvote on Security SE comes from users with much less contribution on this site compared to other SE sites. ...
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Lost reputation because “user was removed”

I have received several downvotes from unknown users recently. What is it, and am I the only one experiencing that ?
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1 point deducted when I down voted an answer

I guess I am missing a point here. So I down voted an answer and now this answer has -3 reputation. Can somebody explain why my point is deducted? This is the link
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Why were my -1s turned into +1s?

I ran into a user that has a swath of poorly thought out, poorly written, not relevant, and often just plain wrong answers (it appears this person has a very limited understanding of information ...
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Serial downvoter on security SE?

Today I flagged several comments on my old deleted question. ~2h later I got downvotes for several old, downvoted questions. Is this some sort of serial downvoter?
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Should you be able to downvote without adding an answer or a comment?

Happy to have people disagree if they state why. Promotes learning.
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Downvotes, but no idea why!

alright, heres one thing which really bothers me so much, i'd like to throw with thing: Downvotes, without visible reason. i mean, everyone downvotes a bad awnser or question, sure. isnt it a ...
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