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I know I'm a long way down the thread of replies so I'm not that optimistic about getting a response but I'll ask anyway.
There are a bunch of posts at the bottom (sorted by trending) that have been down voted, some of them are "give me a vote" posts but others seem quite genuine, I'm just wondering why they have been down voted? Are they users known to you?
I just ask so that I don't make the same mistakes myself.
Thanks.

Some comments 4 minutes after the post was up and must have been bot or clearly couldn't had time to read the post.

Thanks for your reply @teamsteem your dedication to connecting with your readers is admirable!