I got a down vote for my question here Interfaith debates and my answer here Is God Praiseworthy?

By neither place were there any negative comments, to tell me what's wrong or how I should improve. So I was wondering what kind of control or access do moderators have with downvotes. Can they see who downvoted to send them a message to explain it? Can they change down votes if someone were to go on a random downvoting rampage, or would they be able to block the user from doing such?

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    I recommend not getting too hung up on a single vote. Try to write posts that are high-quality and useful enough that the upvotes overwhelm the odd downvote.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    May 16, 2016 at 2:15
  • @IsaacMoses You're right, it doesn't matter that much. The question was also partially out of curiosity rather than solely about my posts
    – user613
    May 16, 2016 at 4:09

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Moderators cannot see who downvoted a post. Note not all downvotes need to come with explanations, though they are often nice and hopefully constructive.

There are automatic systems in place to remove votes which seem fraudulent or inappropriate.

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