I can think of two valid reasons for downvoting a node without comment. Although in some respects they are not mutually exclusive reasons and maybe both conditions should be valid before downvoting.

  1. A call to have a node deleted for one reason or another has been made. A certain number of downvotes has to exist before that will happen.
  2. Commenting on a node will add fuel to a flame war. If a node is a flame or trollish it could be legitimately IMHO downvoted without further comment.

Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
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In reply to Re: Why downvote nodes without commenting on them? by blue_cowdawg
in thread Why downvote nodes without commenting on them? by danmcb

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