Here is example:

How do I format the Custom Field DateTime?

Right now there are two answers. Mine is ... well I hope it is decent. Answer provided by @TeckniX is ... strange (and link is at least puzzling). If I came across this situation I would most likely upvote my question and maybe even downvoted other one.

Now, I am not easy on downvotes and I would never downvoted without comment. So in this case 'my opponent' (and everyone else) would know who downvoted him/her and it would most likely look that I am doing this to promote my answer.

So I have dilemma: To downvote or not to downwote? ... or just sit and wait.

Disclaimer and request: Please don't upvote my question or downvote other one. I am just interested in opinions on this issue since this is not the first time I am facing this dilemma.

  • TeckniX answer is regarding date formats in DVWP or CQWP using extension methods. The question isnt entirely clear where the date format should be used. Sep 6, 2011 at 21:25
  • I didn't want to discuss about original question here. Maybe my dilemma isn't valid in this case (maybe my answer deserves to be downvoted) but it is still dilemma: What to do? Not on this particular question but in general. Sep 6, 2011 at 21:35

1 Answer 1


You should vote down an answer if it is incorrect.. not because it is someone elses.

Further reading:

  • Some interesting reading here. Problem in my case is that answer is not incorrect - it is... I am not sure what is it. If there was some obvious technical error in it it would receive -1 instantly. Sep 6, 2011 at 21:20
  • @VedranRasol If you are not sure whether it's a helpful answer then don't downvote it. Other people will if necessary.
    – Alex Angas
    Sep 6, 2011 at 23:25
  • They will probably upvote the more complete / helpful answer. IMO, I reserve the downvote for very obvious occasions.
    – Kit Menke
    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:09
  • Same opinion as Kit and @alexangas, but kind of stumped at the question: is this really a problem? I havent noticed this kind of behaviour, but maybe I just havent been paying attention? Anyways its quite clear: downvoting should never have anything to do with you posting another Q. Sep 7, 2011 at 5:39

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